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Principal Studies | Oak Dam | Adelaide


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 Oak Dam

The Oak Dam copper discovery is an exciting undeveloped iron oxide copper-gold-uranium mineralised system located on the traditional lands of the Kokatha People, 500km north of Adelaide and 65km south-east of Olympic Dam, South Australia.

Since discovery in 2018, we have been progressing resource definition drilling to advance geological knowledge and commenced order of magnitude studies to identify viable development pathways with the potential to materially contribute towards BHP’s copper growth strategy.

About the Role

As the Principal Studies (Resource & Mining) you will have a unique opportunity to be involved in this exciting Greenfields project, supporting the Oak Dam Study Manager within the Olympic Dam (OD) Strategic Planning and Studies (SP&S) Team. You will be highly motivated with strong communication and collaboration skills in a dynamic environment, have a willingness to learn and a desire to succeed. Your role will be non-technical however your previous experience in underground mining, geology, geotechnical or other geoscience-related field will be highly valued.

This role will be based in Adelaide offering excellent flexibility.

In this role you will:

  • Support the Oak Dam Study Manager to maintain a positive and collaborative team culture
  • Develop and maintain study phase routines for monitoring and reporting of performance metrics including cost, schedule, risk and field leadership activities
  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities to drive efficiencies through study delivery and approvals processes
  • Co-ordinate internal multidisciplinary technical work streams such as Mining, Geotechnical Engineering and Geoscience to ensure alignment with stakeholder requirements and project key value drivers
  • Co-ordinate and manage engineering activities being undertaken by external service providers including interfaces with internal work streams
  • Co-ordinate and manage interfaces and battery limits with underground infrastructure, surface processing and non-process infrastructure work streams
  • Co-ordinate and manage functional study inputs including Health, Safety, Environment, Risk, Decision Evaluation, Marketing, Legal and Approvals
  • Participate and provide input into routine monthly reporting, risk review and key decision making processes including trade-off studies and Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA)
  • Prepare and present key findings to a wide range of internal stakeholder groups
  • Support study phase governance and assurance processes

About You

  • Solid experience in early phase studies or project engineering role
  • A background in mine planning, geotechnical, geology, resource engineering or other geoscience related field
  • A positive outlook with the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Business acumen and strategic thinking supported by advanced problem framing and solving skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex messages to a variety of audiences
  • Able to plan and organize self and work in order to achieve study objectives and milestones
  • Drives collaboration within and across teams to ensure effective execution of the study
  • Demonstrates a willingness to adapt with changing priorities and focus
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment, sustainability and social value
  • Seizes opportunities to do things better and think outside the square

How to Apply

Please apply before 3 June 2023

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.