Geotechnical Engineer

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Full Time

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Date published

14 August 2019

Date closing

29 August 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 is in search of a Geotechnical Engineer, who can play an integral role in our mine planning processes. Primarily located at Poitrel and South Walker Creek Mines, you will have the opportunity to work across multiple mine sites and projects in the Bowen Basin. You will have the flexibility with living local in a residential while other work arrangements open for discussion to ensure you enjoy a highly desirable work-life balance.

You will report to the Superintendent Geotechnical Services and be supported by a central geotechnical engineering group. You will offer geotechnical engineering support which enables safe execution of mine plans and have input to Tactical Resource Engineering and Mine Scheduling pit advancement strategies.

You will also be responsible for the following:
  • Accountable for geotechnical processes, procedures and outcomes as defined in Principal Hazard Management Plans, site planning and operational systems;
  • Provide geotechnical advice in relation to mine plans, slope stability, hazard management and provide geotechnical support to operations and short to long term planning;
  • Conduct investigations into geotechnical concerns to identify areas of risk and, where required, develop management plans with recommendation to mitigate;
  • Develop recommendations for the management of hazards within the operational areas in consultation with risk & control owners, ensuring effective engagement with key stakeholders;
  • Maintain records and report information relevant to geotechnical hazards;
  • Communicate with personnel, contractors & key stakeholders to share safety information and risk management activities pertaining to geotechnical hazard management; and
  • Comply with regulations, policies, standards and procedures.

About You

You will have good working knowledge of open cut mining operations, while being able to work autonomously and utilise your strong written and verbal communication skills to work effectively within an integrated engineering and operations team.

You pride yourself on strong analytical and report writing skills supported by maintaining comprehensive data records. It is essential that you possess a strong understanding of technical risk and can demonstrate safe behaviour within an operational environment.

You must possess the relevant tertiary qualification, preferably with some exposure to Coal measure lithologies and mining practices. Acquired RPEQ status will be viewed favourably or a proven solid experience in Mining Geotechnical Engineering is desirable.

Working knowledge of Vulcan would be beneficial along with experience in standard RocScience software and geotechnical monitoring equipment (radars, inclinometers, piezometers).

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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