Program Lead - Infrastructure

OZ Minerals

Location: Wangara

Job Type: Full time


OZ Minerals is now proudly part of BHP, with the acquisition strengthening BHP’s portfolio in copper and nickel, helping to meet the worlds increasing demand for the critical minerals needed for electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels, to supporting the energy transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

BHP and OZ Minerals

OZ Minerals is now proudly part of BHP, with the acquisition strengthening BHP’s portfolio in copper and nickel, helping to meet the worlds increasing demand for the critical minerals needed for electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels, to supporting the energy transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

In combining our two organisations we will be able to provide more options for growth, bringing new talent and innovation together to unlock these resources in a sustainable way, and deliver value to our shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

Our strategy has and will always be 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. As we work through this transitional period of bringing both organisations safely together, we know that some processes will take longer than others and for now we will be continuing to temporarily recruit roles for our West Musgrave project within the OZ Minerals recruiting platform.

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for a Program Lead – Infrastructure to help us set up our newest, open pit mining project!

West Musgrave will be one of the world’s largest, lowest cost, lowest emissions copper-nickel projects.

You could be part of the team that helps to deliver this exciting mine, set within the Australian landscape. And we welcome anyone who’s seeking to make a real difference.

Our West Musgrave nickel-copper project is located on Ngaanyatjarra country, in the Musgrave Province of Central Western Australia, and includes the Nebo and Babel nickel-copper deposits and the Succoth copper deposit.

West Musgrave, which has a 26-year mine life, will be an owner-operator mining operation and in addition to being powered by ~80 per cent renewable energy, the Project scope includes a pathway to net zero Scope 1 emissions by 2038.

The Project will feature an Autonomous Haulage System and remote operations from day one and our workforce will be a flexible, technology enabled team supported by remote operations to improve safety outcomes and maximise opportunities for flexible working and diverse participation.

About The Role

Location: Perth or Adelaide preferred, with travel to West Musgrave site as required

Roster: 5:2 Monday to Friday

Reporting to: Senior Advisor – Digital

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract until 30 June 2025

Pay & Benefits: We offer competitive Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We can talk about specifics later.

The Details

Reporting to the Senior Advisor – Digital you will lead the program for the development and delivery of onsite Digital infrastructure that enable operational readiness in line with the 5 (five) programs of work at West Musgrave.

Your strong leadership skills will see you successfully manage the extensive program of work required to meet our timeline for first Concentrate production. You will be guiding a lean, dynamic virtual team of internal and external resources within an agile framework.

Managing the continuous delivery of value with the business product owners and operations team, while aligning outcomes to the strategic aspirations of the site, is the key to success.

Key Responsibilities

Your primary function is to plan and manage the WM Digital Infrastructure program of work. While doing this, you will lead, coach and mentor the resources to select and implement solutions that minimise technical debt while satisfying short term requirements and outcomes. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the delivery of the foundational Digital infrastructure to support operations on site including:
    • Site campus fibre network design, installation and enabling approvals
    • Cisco core, distribution, access network including cyber security and wireless services
    • Private LTE network for Automated Haulage and other critical use cases
    • IT & OT Radio implementation
    • Compute and storage systems
    • Wide Area network connectivity working with Corporate owners
    • Systems delivery for process control Main automation contractor (MAC)
    • Satellite based services
  • Delivering projects to meet the Product Owner / Business Owner’s operational outcomes
  • Project Planning including scoping, budget, developing and maintaining Schedules
  • Excellent governance within the BHP Small Project framework
  • Provide ongoing advice and feedback to the West Musgrave project team regarding the implementation of Digital services and equipment
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external vendors and stakeholders for the delivery of services to the asset

Applicant Requirements

This role requires a self-motivated, hands on and values-based individual with a desire to deliver best practice outcomes with skills, experience, and personal attributes including:

  • An experienced Digital professional leader who has successfully led the selection, design and implementation of communications, networks, infrastructure, systems, and data solutions.
  • Experienced in the delivery of continuous value through Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid frameworks.
  • Experience in Operational readiness, including testing and commissioning for major digital projects.
  • A dynamic leader that can manage resources working across multiple programs and projects.
  • Strong communication skills across a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A problem solver who finds innovative solutions to meet the immediate demands without compromising future capability of the project or the site.
  • Real world knowledge of the mining value chain to collaborate across the project to achieve the project digital aspirations.
  • Safety leader with the courage to stop unsafe work practices.
  • Availability to visit site as required

To Apply

If the above excites you, and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! It’s an exciting and transformative time for us and we need creative, collaborative and great people like you.


We are an equal opportunity employer who supports diversity within our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close Monday, 2 October 2023.

Shortlisting will commence immediately, apply now!

You’ve got this!