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Senior Engineer Mine Production | Olympic Dam | 8/6 FIFO, DIDO, Residential


Location: Roxby Downs

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 Olympic Dam

Olympic Dam allows you to pick your lifestyle – FIFO ex Adelaide or residential Roxby Downs options available. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well-equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities.

Join Olympic Dam, a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

About the Role

Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Production Engineering you will be an integral member of a diverse, dynamic and results driven team. This is an exceptional pathway into operational leadership opportunities.

The team supports the Mine Production leadership team in delivering business priorities through a range of activities including production reporting, productivity benchmarking and improvement initiatives, budgeting, operational projects, operating standards and processes and risk management.

These roles allow for operational and technical knowledge to be combined and leadership capability to be developed through providing specialist advice to a range of stakeholders to develop and manage a portfolio of initiatives and projects to influence business decision making and continuous improvement.

This role is based at Olympic Dam on an 8 days on / 6 days off roster with FIFO ex-Adelaide, DIDO or residential options.

In this role you will:

  • Prepare inputs to form the production budget and provide forecast updates and budget analysis;
  • Compile reports & provide expertise to other teams in analysis of production performance indicators and metrics;
  • Identify and deliver improvement opportunities using the BHP Operating System practices;
  • Review and update operating standards and processes;
  • Liaise with operational Superintendents, Coordinators and Operators to implement improvement initiatives;
  • Provide feedback to the Planning & Technical teams to improve future execution plans, designs, schedules and forecasts;
  • Build and maintain close working relationship with other engineering functions and provide expertise when required; and
  • Mentor Engineers and Specialists in the team and support the Production Engineering Superintendent.

About You

Your success will be heavily influenced by your strong communication, stakeholder management and interpersonal skills, coupled with your ability to identify and raise issues, find solutions in complex situations, and decision-making abilities.

You will have:

  • Significant experience and a tertiary qualification in mining engineering or a closely related field.
  • Operational underground mining experience is desirable.
  • Financial experience is advantageous but not essential.
  • Thorough understanding of the mine production cycle.
  • Experience in managing and implementing improvement initiatives.
  • Leadership and mentorship experience developing team members.

How to Apply

Please apply before 24 September 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.

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Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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. 

At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.

BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].