Lead Mine Scheduling Specialist|Goonyella

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Full Time

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Date published

21 July 2020

Date closing

04 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.


 Goonyella Riverside is a large open cut coking coalmine in the Bowen Basin located 30km north of  Moranbah. Goonyella Riverside Mine utilises both Dragline and Truck & Shovel stripping methods to uncover 3 seams of coal and is processed through 2 prep plants. This is an exciting time at Goonyella Riverside with the Autonomous Haulage project entering execution phase and will deliver a step change in both safety and productivity for the largest stripping operation within the BMA portfolio. 

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Scheduling, as the Lead Specialist Mine Scheduling you will be engaged in leading and mentoring a small team of engineers to deliver executable mine designs in the 0 to 12 week time frame for the site truck & shovel fleets. Using your already solid mine planning skills and experience you will work closely with your team and operations to strive for safe and efficient mine plans that are aligned to business requirements.   

This is a great opportunity to showcase your leadership and technical capability in a dynamic and challenging role that will set you up for a range of development opportunities. You will also have access to a supportive, inclusive and results-oriented leadership team. 

This role is offered on an 8/6 roster pattern working back to back with another Lead Specialist with flexible work arrangements also available.  

In this role you will: 

  • Put safety above all else and strive to remove hazards;  
  • Mentor engineers in best practice; 
  • Ensure Truck & Shovel designs from your team are released in a timely fashion; 
  • Communicate the designs to Production Coordinators and Operations; 
  • Participate in the investigation of reported events for Production Planning; 
  • Identify and implement Production Planning improvement initiatives; 
  • Build cross-functional relationship with the Operational sub-functions and interact extensively with the Planning sub-functions. 

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.

To protect the health and safety of vulnerable persons in line with current Government advice, you may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 related health assessment.

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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