Supt Production Scheduling | Iron Ore | FIFO | 5:2/4:3


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

BHP Western Australia Iron Ore’s Integrated Production and Remote Operations (IPRO) team manages the Iron Ore supply chain via scheduling, forecasting, deviation management, and controlling inventory accounting across mine, rail and port operations.

Reporting to the Manager Production Scheduling, the Superintendent Production Scheduling plays an integral role in leading a professional team of engineers responsible for delivering mine plans and mine designs within the Weekly to 2 Year horizon (inclusive of yearly Budget mine plan), ensuring alignment with the strategic plans, supply chain demand, volume and quality.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Identifying and framing the options, opportunities and risks associated with achieving the annual mine plan
  • Managing changing inputs and environments and communicating the operating strategy to accommodate change, without compromising on quality and sustainability, whilst maximising productivity
  • Understanding the economic drivers that underpin both revenue and cost within the operation to ensuring these are effectively leveraged through the mine schedule and designs that underpin the schedule
  • Identifying and implementing cultural and process improvement initiatives within the team and the operation
  • Actively influencing professionals within and outside the Production Scheduling team as well as stakeholders across multiple levels of the organisation
  • Formulating feasible production forecasts, schedules and designs that account for safety, environmental and cultural heritage considerations, as well as volume and cost requirements


Working on a Fly in Fly out basis at our Western Australia Iron Ore operations, you will enjoy outstanding facilities at the FIFO villages including; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted soccer/cricket court, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning. This position is offered on a FIFO 5/2 4/3 roster.

About You

We have a strong focus on finding individuals with the right values, leadership capability and communication skills. Your interpersonal skills will foster collaborative working relationships across our interfaces with Operational teams as well as Geoscience, Engineering, Resource Engineering and Studies teams. In addition to demonstrated ability to consolidate and analyse information, you will have the skills and knowledge to provide critical thinking and solution-focused attitude.

This role is well suited for those looking to bring their mine planning skills to large-scale open pit mining operations in both mine planning and execution space.


  • Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering (or related discipline)
  • Experience in a large-scale open pit mining operation in both mine planning and execution space.


  • Experience leading teams of technical professionals
  • Passionate about active coaching and mentoring of the team, facilitating, and enabling their personal and professional development
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement in the mine planning and operational space
  • Experience in mine design and mine planning is essential
  • Knowledge of CAD and Scheduling software packages is highly regarded (such as Vulcan and Alastri)
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills are required to influence stakeholders across multiple organisational levels in the delivery of positive business outcomes

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.

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