Manager Control Systems

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

08 November 2019

Date closing

15 November 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

Can you help us to utilise Control Systems to bring in the next stage of Integration and Automation? Are you able to lead a team to set the strategic direction and identify opportunities for new Control Systems implementation? Reporting to the Head of Systems Engineering, this position is spear heading the next wave of capability uplift through the provision of effectual technology solutions as the business moves to full site automation.
As the Manager of Control Systems, you will be responsible for;
  • Sustainable team development, health and safety and overall business conduct compliance for you and your team;
  • Provide input into the design of capital projects and support for the installation, commissioning and validation of control systems
  • Establish the strategic direction and drive input into the identification and evaluation of new technologies to support control systems.
  • Support the implementation of innovation aligned with the Technology roadmap maximising key business drivers at each asset.
  • The improvement of standards and blueprints for control systems;
  • Control Systems upgrades and Advanced Process Control technical capability;
  • Coordination and guidance of team resources and capabilities, internal and external, for their application to high value business projects according to Systems Engineering standards;
  • System lifecycle definition and maintenance;
  • Engaging with different work groups to reflect business requirements in the system requirements and corresponding functional design, implemented systems and ongoing maintenance processes;
  • Working in concert with all function areas of the business to identify and transform Control Systems capabilities across BHP asset’s value chains; and
  • Risk management and verification of solutions developed and deployed.

About You

We want you to be a clear and effective communicator that can relate to your team and key stakeholders. You will not be afraid to challenge the status quo and able to look at new and innovative solutions that can bring safety and productivity gains through the effective selection of control systems technologies. Coupled with business acumen you will have supported cross-functional teams in pursuit of transformation outcomes. Key Requirements for the role;  
  • Familiarity across standard computer software practices including development and vendor (COT’s) assessment methodologies is essential
  • Quantified experience in enabling sustainable change outcomes for Technology in an operating business.     
  • Ability to deal with complexity and distil key issues with excellent analytical skills
  • Experience in transforming the defined set of business requirements into a set of system and sub-system requirements specifications.
  • Experience in creating a product through buying, making, or reusing so as to satisfy the design requirements.
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering principles and Test and Evaluation methodology will be beneficial
  • Graduate qualifications in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).
  • Previous experience supporting and guiding technical teams.
  • Demonstrated solution stewardship on technically complex projects would be considered highly beneficial
  • Exposure to automation and innovation

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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