Head of Planning and Technical - Legacy Assets

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North America


Canada - SK - Saskatoon, US - Arizona - Tucson

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Geology, Geotechnical

Date published

23 June 2020

Date closing

07 July 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

Based in either Tucson, Arizona or Saskatoon, Saskatchewan , this role will lead the Managers of Tailings, Geotechnical, Planning & Strategy and Technical in the Legacy Assets team.

In this role you will:

  • Prioritize robust technical characterization of the sites to underpin business plans and deliverables
  • Deliver the LoA, 5YP and 2YR budget process for Legacy Assets, helping to drive BHP’s closure plans and actively participates in the CAP process for Technical Centre of Excellence and Legacy Assets Org
  • Demonstrates ability to anticipate future trends and create multiple plausible scenarios that support the strategic planning process.
  • Identifies and enacts closure outcomes which deliver the dual purpose of safe, stable and non-polluting sites with clear options for community enhancement/repurposing
  • Prioritizes innovation which delivers tangible improvements to personal safety, tailings management and environmental
  • Examines the feasibility to move Legacy Assets from a North American group to a global group
  • This role oversees locations (estimated time allocations) : Arizona (45%), Canada (30%) and other USA sites (15%). A total of 10% is dedicated to Global Feasibility of Legacy Assets.

About You

  • Geoscience, Environmental or Engineering background. 
  • Broad and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles in multiple disciplines across the fields of environmental characterization and remedial investigations, closure, operations, legal, regulatory , safety
  • Minimum of 10-15 years in designing and leading environmental programs and projects including site characterization, remediation studies, and mine reclamation.
  • Prior experience dealing with stakeholders and organizations across multiple jurisdictions. 
  • Significant expertise in site investigation and characterisation.
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact and effectively manage consultants and stakeholders. 
  • Developed communication skills to negotiate internally and externally at high levels
  • Experience in management and responsibility for multiple disciplinary teams

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. 



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