Control Systems Engineer I Central Pilbara Mines I FIFO I 5:2:4:3 I


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

We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Control Systems Engineer within the Operations Technology (OT) Processing Improvement team.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Central Pilbara Mines, you will be based in the Pilbara on a fly-in fly-out 5:2 4:3 roster from Perth. Our Western Australian Central Pilbara mines are BHP’s most technically advanced and they include Mining Area C, Yandi and South Flank.

You will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Provide control systems support to breakdowns and production critical issues;
  • Investigate and identify the root cause of related downtime caused by control systems and identify and execute solutions to prevent repeat events from occurring;
  • Initiate and implement minor control systems improvement work to achieve safer and more reliable plant, thereby maintaining and improving process efficiencies in line with our business plan;
  • Execute control systems design and commissioning for minor plant modifications and new equipment installation;
  • Provide technical stewardship through a variety of minor work in the electrical and control systems space;
  • Provide governance on all proposed control systems changes on site including critical control effectiveness test and verification.

About You


  • Overriding commitment to achieve the best outcome for control systems safety, design and execution;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and build relationships with people at all levels of the business;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and demands simultaneously;
  • Investigation and Root Cause Analysis experience;
  • Competent in configuring and programming various PLC platforms including Allen Bradley & Schneider PLC’s;
  • Competent in configuring and programming SCADA applications;
  • Knowledgeable in analogue and discrete sensors (e.g. level, flow, pressure, temperature, position);
  • Fieldbus experience of DeviceNet, ControlNet, EthernetIP, Profibus, Profinet & Modbus are advantageous, but not mandatory;
  • Tertiary qualification in Electrical or Mechatronic or Control Systems Engineering or Trade qualifications in Electrical or Instrumentation discipline in equivalent industry and/or organisational experience.

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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