Engineering Project Specialist - Project Manager

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Full Time

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Date published

23 May 2019

Date closing

27 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

Reporting to the Superintendent Mods and Ops, this role plans and controls the sourcing and procurement of capital purchases and project requirements in line with capital budget, and ensures they are matched with the market conditions and business requirements. This role is responsible for initiating project contacts and sourcing strategic solutions for Engineering Projects.  It leads strategic sourcing and scheduling for 2 year budget through to negotiation and execution of supplier contracts and also leads initiatives improving project management and cross functional engagements and alignment.   Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the overarching procurement and Project Management strategy of the site Engineering Department, including the review of supplier performance, relationships and trading terms  
  • Maximize value received from suppliers by identifying and realising value add opportunities 
  • Provide up to date capital and operating spend analysis and improvement recommendations to leadership 
  • Identify and minimize potential commercial risk in line with capital budget 
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure capital forecasting is available and reviewed to drive the best outcome  
  • Challenge and coach a high performing team through KPI/objective setting and development  
  • Strong knowledge and experience in providing advice and solutions for a range of complex purchasing, procurement, contract management and project management issues  
  • Ensure that contracts for materials, services and overhauls are negotiated, managed and delivered to meet the requirements of the organisation, including accuracy, quality and time.   
  • Provide input into the site 5 year capital purchase plan and the development of the 2 year capital and operational budget for the site, and ensure all works are executed according to the plan 
  • Lead the team in the delivery of safe work practices that comply with the site Safety and Health Management System
  • Ensure compliance to Engineering Standards for all newly procured plant and equipment across the operation;
  • Lead feasibility studies, cost-benefits analyses, impact assessments and project business cases as required to obtain the required project approvals
  • Manage the Change Control process for all modifications and improvements to Infrastructure and equipment through the effective execution of projects and ensure all documents are managed in accordance with the blueprint standard;
  • Monitors understanding and application of Project Management processes within the team to support compliance with Site requirements and GLDs.

About You

Behavioral and Leadership  
  • Ability to manage stakeholders across multiple geographical regions
  • Role models an ability to thrive in ambiguous environments
  • Advanced entrepreneurial mindset & ability to lead change
  • Action oriented
  • Strategically focused
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior problem solving and influencing skills
  • Superior influencing and decision making skills
  • Strong mentoring skills
  • Change management leadership expertise
  • Building relationship with stakeholders
  • Results orientated
  To be successful in this role you will be an effective leader and a collaborative communicator with the ability to manage multiple business priorities simultaneously. Strong interpersonal skills are essential, allowing you to influence while also enabling you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels.   You should have a detailed understanding of procurement and project management, engineering principles, standards and processes. You will need to be tertiary qualified in Procurement and Project Management or have equivalent trade and industry experience to support the technical support requirements of the role. Results will be achieved through strong people management and long term development of individuals in your team Mining industry and any SAP experience will be an advantage.  
  • Proven ability to influence across functions
  • Sound understanding of Mining and/or Oil & Gas industry
  • Ability to analyze complex business processes, risk factors and control systems
  • Experience with ERP systems 
  • Extensive procurement expertise, having operated at  a strategic level
  • Experience in strategic sourcing leading the development, negotiation and execution of high value contracts
  • Experience in implementing best practice contract and supplier management
  • Detailed knowledge of procurement legislation, supplier and contract management
  • A strong knowledge of Project Management principles and engineering process
  • An understanding of change management process

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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