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Mechanical Engineer - Specialist Mods & Small Projects (HPT)

Job No. 795333
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Queensland
Categories Engineering/Ingeniería
Published | E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | E. Australia Standard Time

About BMA

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia's largest coal producer with various operational mine sites and a world class coal loading port at Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay in Central Queensland. As the world's largest seaborne coking coal supplier, and part of the BHP Billiton group, BMA is uniquely positioned to offer experience and career development opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.

About the role

The Specialist Modifications and Small Projects role reports to the Engineering Superintendent, Modifications & Small Projects within the Engineering Department.

You will draw on your excellent leadership and technical capabilities to plan, manage and execute capital and major opex projects and engineering work to support the site’s five year capital and opex plans.

As part of a highly collaborative team, you will work with all internal and external stakeholders and manage engineering contractors to achieve the right outcome for the business. This role allows for professional development including step-up opportunities into the superintendent role from time to time.

Based at our Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay this role is being offered on an ideal Monday to Friday day shift only basis.

Your responsibilities

  • Proactively manage safety in the team and broader Hay Point operation through the Field Leadership program
  • Support the development of the site’s five year capital and operational budgets through project development and delivery
  • Manage the planning, safe execution, and commissioning of approved Modifications and Small Projects and deliver work on scope, schedule, cost and safety targets
  • Engage the operation across all departments, including key internal and external stakeholders, suppliers and contractors
  • Lead a small team of mechanical and structural engineers to provide project front-end-loading for the site’s project portfolio
  • Model complex problems and business cases to understand value propositions of projects, ensuring that business cases are clearly understood
  • Proactively investigate and implement safety, productivity, and cost initiatives across site

Ensure that project studies and delivery meet the relevant BMA and Australian Standards

About you

As a degree-qualified mechanical engineer your experience in a similar role will be advantageous. You will have proficient project management skills within in the resources sector, or transferable heavy industry experience. You will have demonstrable ability to influence and build relationship with a range of stakeholders at all levels of a business. You will have contract and contractor management experience, including drafting, negotiation, tendering and variation management.


You will be rewarded with an exciting and challenging career path, an attractive remuneration package including performance-based bonus, site allowance, access to the BHP Share Scheme and employer matched super contribution.

This role will provide you a high level of visibility at site within an established and successful team. There is a pipeline of large projects that will provide you with ideal career development and growth opportunities not only at Hay Point but potentially across the wider BHP Group.

Our people strategy is focused on balanced leadership and BMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages female and Indigenous Australian candidates to apply.

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