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Principal Radiation | Olympic Dam | Adelaide or Roxby | Mon - Fri


Location: Adelaide

Job Type: Not Specified


About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager for Health, Safety & Radiation, we are seeking an experienced Radiation professional to support our South Australian operations as Principal Radiation. You will be an integral member in a team of dedicated professionals enabling the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce. This is a unique opportunity to drive the growth and improvement of our Radiation Protection processes in a complex and rewarding setting, with this role providing extensive personal and professional development.

The role is a full time, permanent position. Flexible working options are available depending on location. The opportunity requires you to provide leadership, coaching, strategic direction and expert support on BHP radiation risk management systems and processes.

You will be required to:

  • Provide strategic direction for radiation management at Olympic Dam, through working closely with the site Radiation and Occupational Hygiene team and key Operation stakeholders, to build capability across the asset.
  • Provide expert advice and leadership on all issues relating to Radiation
  • Establish strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify, develop and execute radiation improvement initiatives in a timely and pragmatic manner
  • Maintain, review and analyse radiation data, provide technical advice and coaching on trends and emerging risks.
  • Support risk management processes and development of critical controls for potential radiation exposure pathways
  • Deliver on external and business reporting requirements, in line with state, federal and international Radiation Protection legislation
  • Lead the implementation of Radiation processes documented within the Olympic Dam Integrated Management System, including support to implementing requirements and executing Governance processes
  • Provide Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) support to the Operation

About You

This role will suit an experienced and self-motivated radiation technical professional who has a proven history as an effective coach, with strong communication and engagement skills and a solid record of achieving results through influence and mentoring.

You may also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physics, Radiation Protection or other relevant field
  • Excellent relationship building and people skills, to enable complex information to be conveyed to customers in a meaningful, simple and practical manner.
  • Solution focused and action orientated with the capability to meet deadlines and drive continuous improvement.
  • Strong computer literacy and experience with databasing practices and common software packages is essential. In depth understanding of Excel spreadsheeting and programming in visual basic, SQL or similar is highly desirable
  • Previous exposure to the mining and minerals processing industries is preferable.
  • A South Australian radiation licence or transferrable equivalent is desirable
  • Exposure to BHP operating systems is highly desirable.

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.