Civil/Structural Engineer l Blackwater

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Full Time

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Date published

09 January 2020

Date closing

21 January 2020 at 00:00 GMT

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 Blackwater Mine

Blackwater mine is an open cut coal mine located in the Central Queensland 200km west from Rockhampton and south of the town of Blackwater, Queensland. The mine has one of the largest coal reserves in Australia and the world and therefore offers exposure to unique equipment; such as the largest Dragline fleet in BHP globally. It predominantly produces coking coal for the steel making industry, sold domestically as well as exported out of Gladstone around to various locations around the globe.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent of Governance and Technical Stewardship, you will be responsible for providing specialist technical expertise to the operation. This will involve the execution of tasks associated with providing engineering technical support and ensuring a robust risk and benefit based assessment process is followed for engineering applications.On offer is a residential role, with options of housing support on a 5/2 roster.

In this integral role you will have the opportunity to:
  • Work in a highly respected team with a culture of helpfulness and trust to create value. 
  • Provide specialist civil/structural engineering expertise and ensure robust change control processes and documentation standards are followed
  • Govern and control the structural integrity management program 
  • Participate in reviews and audits and collaborate with discipline engineers across BMA 
  • Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to solve complex problems 
  • Develop and contribute to the delivery of improvement initiatives which support business priorities for continuous improvement
  • Support and govern the accurate maintenance of the Operation's blue print (engineering standards, specifications drawings, processes, systems and procedures), ensuring approved modifications of its plant, equipment and infrastructure
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with relevant departments, suppliers, consultants and contractors
  • Support the integrated delivery of projects by the site Engineering team, asset projects or major projects group as required, and
  • Contribute to the development of the site's five year capital and operational budgets
  • Ensure Safety, Constructability, Operability and Maintainability is preserved throughout the design lifecycle process. 

About You

As a degree qualified Civil/Structural Engineer, ideally with or working towards CPEng or RPEQ status, you can demonstrate extensive experience delivering projects within a mining or heavy industrial environment in either an operational or design capacity. Your excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills will allow you to assess and provide input to engineering improvement initiatives and built long lasting professional relationships across site and beyond. 

Previous experience working in a matrix functional organization is highly desirable, as well as being collaborative team player, committed to delivering results and able to operate with a high level of autonomy.

Supporting a diverse workforce

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.  
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