Lead Engineer Geotechnical Projects | WAIO | Perth | Mon to Fri (Flex)


Location: Western Australia

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 Geotechnical Engineering Manager you will coordinate the work of a diverse team of Project Managers, Project Engineers, Specialist Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Technicians and external vendors to successfully deliver the Geotechnical Engineering projects within WAIO. The role has a strong focus on customer expectations, HSE, processes, standards, quality and cost. Through supportive leadership, you will encourage teams to deliver sustainable, quality and customer-based outcomes which align to the WAIO Capital Portfolio and other non-CAPEX improvement projects.

This role will be Perth based with occasional site travel, offering good work flexibility.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Contribution to the BHP Field leadership programme, safety initiatives and well-being of all others by actively understanding, identify and addressing observations throughout all aspects of the project lifecycle.
  • Demonstrating fit for purpose management skills utilising the small project management framework based on sound project management practices.
  • Managing a portfolio of complex technical projects through all phases (Initiation, Identification, Selection, Definition and Execution) with focus on scope development for: business case framing, trade-off study, detailed engineering designs and execution work.
  • Monitoring and governing project performance, controls and deviations.
  • Exploring best fit solutions for projects iteratively across the lifecycle.
  • Review of designs and/or design reviews as required.
  • Manage, mentor and train one direct report, including but not limited to: stakeholder management, risk/change management, contractor management and budget and schedule management.
  • Being the BOS Lead for the Geotechnical Engineering team.

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About You

You will have the following attributes:

  • Tertiary qualified Engineer or relevant experience. Geotechnical Experience or previous exposure to Geotechnical Projects is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Portfolio management as well as development and delivery experience of technical and technological projects
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating work to be done between teams in geographically diverse locations.
  • Delivery focused, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the skills and ability to manage and influence multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering design principles, compliance to standards and ability to develop detailed scopes in a brownfield environment.
  • Demonstrate clear ability to work independently as well as part of a larger team.
  • Well-developed projects process and financial competencies in order to effectively promote and guide project value propositions.
  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership.

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.

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