Manager, Electrical Engineering

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North America


Canada - SK - Saskatoon

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Full Time

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Date published

20 November 2019

Date closing

08 December 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 JansenThe Jansen Potash Project, BHP’s largest and most advanced potash project is about 140km southeast of Saskatoon, where BHP’s Canadian Headquarters are located. Jansen will use the latest technology and subject to approval from our Board, will be the first greenfield potash development in Saskatchewan in over 40 years. We are focused on safety and developing the world’s largest and most efficient potash mine at Jansen while working closely with nearby communities, Indigenous people and governments. We invite you to join us as we work to provide an essential nutrient to feed a growing global population.

About the role

About the Role
This role will provides guidance and direction in the general description of scope and the basis of design required for Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls Engineering. 
The main duties of the role include, but are not limited to:
  • Leads the integration of the discipline across multiple project areas for both the development and delivery phases of major capital projects in the Potash program;
  • Drives the development, implementation and governance of value based EIC engineering standards, standard equipment and standard facilities for application across the Potash program;
  • Ensures the integration of project basis of design/design criteria and alignment with the Project Execution Strategy and standards;
  • Serve as the technical authority for EIC Engineering including: 
    • Sustainability in Design;
    • Functional Safety (safety critical instrumented systems);
    • Leads governance and assurance of EIC engineering performed by 3rd parties.  Creates a trusting working relationship with these 3rd parties based on respect, integrity and performance;
    • Champions the use of data-centric tools and processes for the discipline, including handover to operations;
    • Incident investigations requiring subject matter expert input;
    • Fatal and material risk identification, control development and ownership;
    • Input to value optimization and value improving practices; and 
    • Develops Operational discipline engineering standards through collaboration with the Operational Readiness team;
  • Identifies, builds and develops sub-function talent and capability, including the talent pipeline for key positions:
    • Defines relevant level of competency for EIC engineering personnel within the Owner and partner organizations; 
    • Collaborates with Delivery Engineering Managers to ensure the deployment of appropriately skilled and experienced discipline engineering personnel; and
    • Talent management including succession planning, capability assessment, people development and performance management matched to underlying program scope;
  • Leads the development, implementation and governance of designated  strategic procurement framework agreements including custodianship of standard equipment vendor data; 
  • Leads in the identification and implementation of improvement initiatives, including programmatic opportunities for increased capital efficiency and productivity for the discipline;
  • Drives the capture, analysis and use of benchmarking data relevant to EIC engineering to ensure capital efficiency is inherent in functional strategies, plans, standards, processes, procedures and systems;   
  • Drives the capture of lessons learnt from development & delivery of BHP Major Capital Projects for incorporation into continuous improvement initiatives;
  • Leads implementation of risk and quality management plans to assure effective management of the program’s engineering scope of work.
  • Collaborates with Commissioning and Construction, ensuring engineering is developed to support commissioning and construction methodologies, strategies, and systems.

All of the above must be done in conformance to the BHP Charter, the BHP Business Requirements, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations and in compliance with BHP Group Level Documents and Business Level Documents, with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility, and sustainable development.

About You

About YouMust HaveThe successful candidate will have significant, hands-on exposure to a range of Project and/or Operational environments in the fields of Electrical, Instrumentation, Power or Controls Engineering, demonstrating career progression with continual skill advancement and gradual increase in responsibilities.  They will also have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a major in Electrical or Process Control Engineering.
Nice to HaveIn addition to the above, it would be beneficial, but not required, for you to also have experience in the resource or energy sector (Potash preferably), as well as site and/or construction experience. Experience working in a functional matrix organization would also be beneficial. Knowledge in industry leading EIC engineering practices in a multi discipline engineering environment including 3D data centric platforms (knowledge in Smartplant or equivalent data-centric design tools is an asset).
This role will be based at our head office in Saskatoon, but will require frequent travel to our EPCM office in Mississauga and/or the Jansen site. 

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.  Reference - 107624#LINA
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