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Specialist Approvals Strategy | WAIO - Land Access and Approvals | Perth CBD


Location: Perth

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

We are currently seeking Approvals professionals to join our growing Land Access and Approvals team to support the WAIO approvals team.

Reporting to the Superintendent, these roles require you to assist in the management of the approvals portfolio and provide coordination of external approvals requirements for both brownfields and greenfield mining and infrastructure projects.

Key accountabilities for the role include:

  • Support asset/major projects and operations to identify Approvals pathways (including optionality there within), in line with business priorities and timeframes.
  • Preparation of Approvals Strategies and schedules to allow for analysis of preferred option
  • Approvals coordination across different functional areas such as Heritage, Tenure, Environment & Closure.
  • Liaising closely with relevant stakeholders, to ensure external approval requirements are well understood and conveyed to the broader business.
  • Participating in project reviews, and providing advice to the business with regard to the impact of approvals issues and the impact these risks may have on the timing of project delivery.
  • Drive business improvement initiatives to support delivery of strategic regulatory approvals.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be collaborative and strategically minded with high level of influencing and stakeholder engagement skills.

You must be results focused with a demonstrated track record of working with others to achieve results as a team. You need to be able to work independently and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment.

In addition, we are looking for the following specific skills and experience:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in state agreement, environmental, heritage and regulatory approvals and the interdependencies between them.
  • Project Management experience
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to coordinate inputs from various Functions across the Business.
  • Ability to analyse Approval Strategies and identify optionality in Approval Pathways.

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.