Business Analyst

OZ Minerals

Location: Prospect

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 Business Analyst 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: Lead Business Analyst

Contract Type: 12 month fixed-term contract

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

The Details

Reporting to the Lead Business Analyst, you will support the delivery of the Digital Strategy by collaborating with internal stakeholders to define business problems via in-depth investigation and gathering of technical and non-technical information.

In this role, you will lead product ownership, identify improvement opportunities and be responsible for the timely delivery of digital systems. You will work with a lean and dynamic team of internal and external resources within an agile framework.

You will be accountable to Program Leads associated with the allocated projects.

Key Responsibilities

This role will focus on ensuring the West Musgrave Project is safely delivered on time and on budget. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Successfully deliver a portfolio of projects within a domain of technology and business operation, including:
  1. Communications, Compute, Storage, Security infrastructure including on site data centres and network
  2. Business systems including SAP Enterprise Asset Management
  3. Mining and Processing Systems including Automated Haulage and Fleet Management
  4. Data Management including Data Integration and Data Governance
  5. Workforce systems including an Integrated Remote Operations Centre
  • Achieve a genuine and deep understanding of the customer needs and challenges, and facilitate the design of customised digital solutions
  • Identify and document the project scope including In Scope, Out of Scope and battery limits
  • Gather, validate and document business requirements and process mapping that obtain business value
  • Collaborate with business owner and vendors to align features and requirement, priorities and releases to operations
  • Coordinate digital projects through full operational readiness and hand over
  • Effectively collaborate with team members, following Agile methodology and actively promoting quality and productivity
  • Provide ongoing advice and feedback to the West Musgrave project regarding the implementation of Digital services and equipment

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 who has successfully delivered as a product owner and business analyst, projects in infrastructure, mining or business systems, and/or data solutions
  • Ability to understand a complex greenfields ecosystem, linking multiple capabilities, processes and systems
  • Experienced in the delivery of continuous value through Agile frameworks
  • Experienced in requirements, selection, product development and hand over to support for major digital projects
  • A dynamic operator 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 for digital aspirations

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!

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