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Senior Engineer Dams | Olympic Dam |FIFO or Resi


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

As one of Australia’s largest mines and most complex minerals processing operations, it’s quite unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver.

We are seeking a Senior Dam Engineer to join the team at Olympic Dam. Reporting to the Superintendent Dams, you will work within a team overseeing the integrity, safety, and governance of the tailings storage facilities and evaporation ponds at Olympic Dam. In this role we work closely with Operations, Projects, Directional Studies and Corporate Tailings Excellence teams to ensure safe and efficient operation of our dam infrastructure.

In this role you will have opportunities to further develop as a dam professional by undertaking the Future Tails program, an industry leading global tailings management program developed through partnership between The University of Western Australia, Rio Tinto and BHP.

This role will be based in Olympic Dam on a 5/2 4/3 roster with flexibility from working at home and the Olympic Dam head office in Adelaide. We can accommodate FIFO ex-Adelaide or residential in Roxby Downs.

In this role you will:

  • Respond to dam integrity issues, support operations with remedial actions;
  • Critical control ownership, activities & verifications;
  • Interpret data related to the safe operation of the dam;
  • Management of contractors & consultants to deliver value;
  • Identify safe operational practices, including field leadership activities
  • Share knowledge, contacts, experience & expertise in order to provide for the safety of the dams;
  • Ensure all statutory reporting requirements are met, and
  • Interface between operations & other functions, such as projects, planning, environment, risk.

About You

  • Bachelor degree in Geotechnical, Civil, Mining, or other tertiary qualifications relating to water management such as Hydrology, Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering;
  • Experience in Tailings or water dam management, dam assessment, general water management, or hydrological assessment;
  • Previous mining experience; and
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills & the ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels and disciplines.

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.

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.