Engineer Drill & Blast | WAIO | Jimblebar | 8:6

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

17 June 2020

Date closing

01 July 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 the role

As a Drill and Blast Engineer you will play a key role in supporting the development of an executable schedule, identifying risk and opportunities, managing change and communicating the operating strategy without compromising on quality and sustainability, whilst maximising productivity.

Reporting to the Mining Standards Superintendent, the Engineer – Drill & Blast will play an integral role by:
  • Serving as the conduit between planning, operations and other key stakeholders, providing technical engineering guidance and support that enables both the schedule and execution thereof.
  • Understanding the economic drivers that underpin both revenue and cost within the operation to ensuring these are incorporated into decision making.
  • Provide guidance too and validation of explosive forecasting associated with the mine plan.
  • Identifying and implementing cultural and process improvement initiatives within the team/operation
  • Ensuring that risk in the plan or designs are proactively identified, mitigated and where required adequately controlled
  • Assisting the Superintendent with the creation of budgets and forecasts for the Mine Planning area and formulating feasible production forecasts and schedules that account for HSEC, volume and cost requirements

About You

To be successful in this role you will hold a tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering (or related discipline) and ideally have experience in a large scale open pit mining operation. With the desired skills below;
  • Experience in Drill & Blast, mine design or scheduling desirable
  • Mine Planning software skills of CAD and Scheduling software packages is desirable not essential (such as Vulcan, Alastri and BlastLogic)
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills are required to influence stakeholders in the delivery of positive business outcomes
  • C Class drivers licence


You will be based at our new ‘Jimblebar’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out [insert roster] roster. Jimblebar is the first Greenfield mine in over 40 years to be both developed and operated by BHP Billiton Iron Ore and is located 40kms North East of Newman, Western Australia.  The outstanding facilities at the brand new FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, golf driving nets, outdoor cinema, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court; beach volleyball court, games room and TV lounge. All rooms at the village have access to 3G wireless internet and Skype, an ensuite bathroom, flat screen television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

Remuneration and Benefits

Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.

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.  ImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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