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Specialist Project Studies ODAP | Olympic Dam | Adelaide


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

Olympic Dam (OD) is considering alternative water sources to improve the sustainability and reliability of our water operations. The associated studies include input from senior BHP stakeholders, government, Traditional Owners and other third parties, and consideration of future growth scenarios at OD.

The successful candidate will work in part of a small, motivated team focusing on studies for water sustainability. This particular study is currently in BHP’s Identification Phase and will be gating into the next phase in April 2023.

In this role you will analyse technical reports and engage with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts to confirm the preferred investment alternative to take forward into the next phase.

You will be supported by BHP’s processes, but you will be able to dig deep to get to the core of the problem and be able to ask challenging questions. You will balance stakeholder’s requirements and inputs, be resilient and determined and have great problem-solving skills.

This position is based in Adelaide with occasional site travel. We are happy to be able to consider flexibility around this role and offer full-time or part-time options.

In this role you will:

  • Assist in the preparation of the identification, selection and definition phase studies as directed by Study Lead
  • Manage consultants and contractors undertaking design, modelling or analysis in consultation with project engineering, discipline engineering and ODAP’s functional teams to meet project package requirements.
  • Develop and obtain support / approval from internal stakeholders on key project documentation and integrate functional inputs
  • Review and manage project schedules, budgets and reporting, ensuring that issues are identified early and managed proactively
  • Identity changes to the project plan or scope, and raise change documentation when required
  • Working closely with discipline and project engineering teams to coordinate their involvement and ensure project objectives are delivered and compliance to standards are achieved.
  • Capture and communicate internal lessons learned and external best practices across the project and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure project changes and decisions are clearly documented throughout the development phase and all documentation is completed and formally handed over to the delivery team
  • Coordinate the involvement of subject matter experts and act as the primary point of contact for technical issues. Coordinate the process for scope optimisation whilst assuring compliance to technical standards
  • Coordinate risk management and value optimisation activities
  • Review technical reports and translate into investment related deliverables

About You

  • You have your own sense of flair and you know how to have fun and still get the job done on time
  • Be an independent thinker with the confidence to explore alternatives that challenge popular opinion
  • Ability to interpret complex technical information and distil relevant findings into clear concise reports
  • Collaborative and creative problem solver
  • Engagement and influencing skills, with the ability to manage internal stakeholders, external consultants and contractors
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Experience in a team setting managing a variety of stakeholders and projects
  • Experience in a studies and project setting is desirable

How to Apply

Please apply online before 29th January 2023

You may be requested to complete a short video assessment as part of your application.

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.