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Mine Engineer – Life of Mine | IPRO | FIFO 5/2/4/3

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations, Strategy & Development

Date published

06 June 2019

Date closing

28 June 2019 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

BHP Iron Ore's Integrated Production and Remote Operations (IPRO) team manages the Iron Ore supply chain via scheduling, forecasting, deviation management, controlling and inventory accounting across mine, rail and port operations.
With an over-arching focus on safety, the IPRO team brings dedication, innovation and values to execute and improve productivity, safety and environmental impact. We drive to embrace new technologies such as automation to lead our industry globally.
As a Mine Engineer – Life of Mine you will play a key role in creating regular updates of Life-of-Mine schedules (quarterly as a minimum) and the assessment of impacts of short term deviations in the LoM sequence and ability to achieve committed OFR. You will identify risks and opportunities, manage change and communicate the operating strategy without compromising on quality and sustainability, whilst maximising productivity.
Reporting to the Superintendent Production Scheduling, Yandi, you will play an integral role by:
  • Utilising sound judgment in the application of inputs to effectively schedule production activities in alignment with the Long Term Mine Plans and Supply Chain demand (logistics capability), ensuring all mine plans and schedules consider practicality, productivity and safety considerations
  • Understanding the economic drivers that underpin both revenue and cost within the operation to ensuring these are effectively leveraged through the mine schedule
  • The LoM Schedule should be an integrated detailed schedule of all required mining activities (including drill & blast and load & haul sequencing) to ensure the safe and on-time delivery of committed OFR and quality targets to processing plants and railing. The LoM Schedule will secure the smooth ramp down of Yandi that matches the South Flank ramp up.
  • This role will also have the responsibility to monitor P2P compliance between 12Wk to LoM, and LoM to Budget; and collaborate with Long term Planning, Closure and Studies teams.
  • Driving our safety culture through quality field leadership
  • Seeking to continuously improve both efficiency and value of the process through work planning practices and procedures
  • Identifying and implementing cultural and process improvement initiatives within the team/operation
  • Ensuring that risk in the plan is proactively identified, mitigated and where required adequately controlled
  • Ensuring sound engagement of key stakeholders both with regards to gathering plan inputs and the communication of plan outputs
LocationWorking on a Fly in Fly out 5 days on 2 days off 4 days on 3 days off basis you will enjoy outstanding facilities at the FIFO villages including; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning. In challenging the way we work we are also able to offer the opportunity for employees to work one or more days in Perth, to support our flexible work options.

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:
  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering (or related geoscience discipline)
  • Experience in a large scale open pit mining operation preferred
  • Mine Planning / Mine Scheduling experience is highly regarded, with a minimum experience of 4-5 years
  • Experience in short term mine scheduling (weekly to 12 weeks out) would be highly advantages
  • Extensive knowledge of CAD and Scheduling software packages is essential (such as Vulcan, Deswik, XACT, OPMS)
  • Extensive knowledge of processes, procedures and concepts in mine planning and some limited knowledge of other functions.
  • Exposure to multiple planning horizons will be highly regarded.
  • Strong analytical skills to review information, problem solve and influence stakeholders.
  • Sound communication, interpersonal skills and demonstrated oral and written English language proficiency.
  • Sound public speaking and presentations skills
  • A Manual C class drivers licence

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.  Reference 91463Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.