Field Hydrogeologist x3 | Iron Ore | Newman | FIFO/Residential | 8:6

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

27 July 2020

Date closing

05 August 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

Reporting to field Hydro-geology supervisor these roles are responsible for
  • Execution of field activities (drilling/installation/test work) and field data capture.
  • Prepares drilling and testing program completion reports
  • Oversees the technical execution of hydro-geological drilling and testing programs.
  • Collection of hydro-logical data from remote areas along with maintenance of monitoring instrumentation. 
  • Review production and monitoring bore designs 

About You

The successful applicant will preferably display the following skills and experience;
  • BSc Geosciences. 
  • Desired Post Grad Hydro-geology experience working on remote drilling programs (including Geoscience exploration, hydro drilling)
  • Working knowledge of different drilling techniques along with production and monitoring bore construction requirements.
  • Strong safety culture. 
  • Good time management and stakeholder engagement skills.  

With this role you have the choice of either being residentially based in Newman or fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman on a [insert roster] roster. You will be working at ‘Mount Whaleback’ mine site, which at more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. The 7,000 strong population of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre and sporting facilities.  As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes. 

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.  


The 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. 

Reference Number – 175774
  • 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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