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Principal HSE | WA Major Projects | Perth | Mon-Fri


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 currently have an exciting opportunity to join the HSE Functional Services team in the role of Principal HSE supporting WA Major Projects. Reporting to the Superintendent HSE WA Major Projects, this role will provide Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) functional support for the Nickel West (NiW) Kalgoorlie Smelter Renewal Project (KSR).

The Project is a large scale maintenance and upgrade Project at our NiW Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter. The role will be providing leadership, coaching and strategic direction in the Project Development phase as a subject matter expert for the Project Team. There is an expectation that the incumbent will be highly independent and embedded within the Project team working alongside Studies and Delivery Managers to deliver HSE outcomes in an integrated Business Partnership model.

The role is a permeant role and will require some regular travel to site.

In this role you will:

  • Build capability within WA Major Projects leaders to enable them to create the desired health, safety and environment culture, and enact their HSE risk management and compliance requirements
  • Provide HSE input to the design and establishment of HSE standards, procedures and systems for WA Major Projects within the Minerals Australia Projects Framework and Internal Standard.
  • Review project design specification to ensure HSE risks and controls are identified and captured with Project design.
  • Support with the embedment of the BHP field leadership program throughout the WA Major Projects portfolio
  • Deliver coaching for line management on the quality and effectiveness of HSE risk assessments, event investigations and corrective actions.
  • Ensure provision of technical expertise and deliverables of environment, health, hygiene and safety requirements to WA Major Projects and key contractor partner leaders
  • Provide leadership, support and technical guidance including HSE resource planning to Project Development teams.
  • Develop and deliver relevant HSE content for upskilling of project owner’s teams and contractor personnel.
  • Facilitate the communication between workgroups to ensure consistency in HSE systems, processes, procedures and goals

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A proven passion for HSE and building a culture of care, with the ability to influence different levels of leadership.
  • Tertiary degree in relevant field (e.g. engineering, science, risk, other) and relevant HSE focused design experience.
  • Typically minimum 7 years of relevant industry experience (Major Capital Projects, Minerals Processing/Industrial Construction/Oil and Gas).
  • Have strong communication and engagement skills, ability to adapt to suit target audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to reliably deliver team results and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and lead complex change through vision setting and the effective execution of change management processes.
  • Ability to engage and work effectively with both senior internal and external stakeholders. Influence diverse teams.

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.