Mining Engineer | Iron Ore | Mine Planning | Perth CBD

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Strategy & Development

Date published

13 January 2020

Date closing

12 February 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

BHP Iron Ore is one of the world’s leading suppliers of iron ore. The Company’s operations currently involve an integrated system of seven inland mines, an extensive rail network and two separate port facilities. Our Resource Engineering department support the business by providing optimised mine planning to maximise the value of our world-class assets. 

We are seeking talented Mining Professionals to join our high performing team in Perth, with occasional travel to the operating sites. Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Planning, you will be responsible for providing mine planning guidance to the business through our Strategic Mine Planning, Life of Asset, Tactical Mine Planning, Mine Design and Reconciliation activities while accounting for uncertainty and risk. In addition, the role will require cross-collaborative engagement to provide input into our ongoing Studies and major capital projects, Mine Closure and Exploration Planning. 

This diverse range of work will see you positively influence business decisions and will require a focus on delivering value, clear decision-making skills, technical excellence and strong collaboration skills.

About You

We have a strong focus on finding candidates with the right values, leadership, and communication skills. Your superior stakeholder engagement will foster collaborative working relationships across our Geoscience, Engineering, Studies and Operational Teams. In addition to demonstrated leadership capability, you will have the skills and knowledge to provide critical thinking and a solution-focused attitude. The ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and organisational levels to create buy-in and influence outcomes will be highly regarded. A passion for continuous improvement will contribute to the identification, development and implementation of improvement opportunities.

  • Tertiary qualification in disciplines such as Engineering and Geoscience, or significant recent mine site experience.

  • Resource industry and site based experience
  • Capability with a Mining CAD package (such as Vulcan)
  • Capability with mine planning and/or scheduling software


You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.

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.  

Reference Number – 159452
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
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