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Mine Services Superintendent - Cliffs


Location: Esperance

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

This is an excellent opportunity to secure a truly challenging role that will stretch your technical ability in a diverse mining business. Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment with a competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits.

Reporting to the Mine Manager, we are excited to be recruiting a Mine Services Superintendent, FIFO from Perth.

  • Strong commitment to safety and continuous improvement with the demonstrated ability to identify these opportunities
  • Managing Infrastructure planning in line with the mine plan
  • rovide an integrated view of activities related to the Mine within 3 month time horizon and support prioritisation of work in alignment with production objectives;
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of the Mine;
  • Analyse qualitative data to accurately depict the problem or opportunity to be addressed and build out meaningful context and business cases;
  • Regularly engage with stakeholders to ensure project solutions meet user requirements, monitoring and escalating variances in project performance, schedule and cost as required;
  • Ensure robust planning, tracking and monitoring for delivery of actions and initiatives.

About Nickel West

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.

A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.

Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future.


Nickel West operations are spread amongst three areas, Mt Keith, Cliffs and Leinster. Operations are located approximately 375km north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. There’s plenty to keep you entertained at each of the villages – head to the pool – or join in any number of social activities. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or from regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster.

As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West all sites are smoke free operations with Cliffs and Leinster also having clean shaven policies.

About You

You are ready for the next step in your career. Having experience working at an underground operation is advantageous but not a requirement, with suitable project management experience, your background, technical knowledge & experience in Mining will be highly regarded.

Recognised as a high performer who is motivated by exceeding expectations and delivering excellent results, you will have demonstrated ability to recognise where value can be added and the organisational and influencing skills to deliver against these commitments. To be successful in this role it is essential to have excellent prioritisation skills and strong analytical skills,

In addition, the following skills and experience will be highly regarded:

  • Project management experience
  • Previous leadership or supervision roles
  • An understanding of infrastructure in UG mines highly regarded
  • Interest in working towards or have completed 1st class Mine Managers ticket

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.