Manager Mine Geology

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Work type

Full Time

Job category

Geology, Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

07 August 2019

Date closing

18 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

The Geoscience Coal team are underpinned by a focus on people development, value alignment and unlocking resource value for BHP Coal Assets. Reporting to the Head of Geoscience Coal, your partnership within the Planning and Technical (P&T) team will see you embed safe and sustainable controls to manage geological uncertainty and risk within the production time horizon. This will include safety field leadership, broad engagement to understand customer needs, and ensuring timely delivery of required geological inputs to help optimise production, quality and manage Geotechical risks. 

As a collaborative leader motivated to achieve business outcomes, you are supported by a team of four Mine Geology superintendents each leading Mine Geology teams across each of our operations. Through coaching, mentoring and enabling – developing a high-performing team culture will ensure success in this role.

This role requires a balance of time in our Brisbane corporate office and across our BHP Coal assets in Queensland and New South Wales. You can be based in Brisbane or in the Bowen Basin region, we’re open to discussing the flexible work pattern and travel arrangements that may best suit you.

As the Mine Geology Manager you will:
  • Positively influence and shape the culture within team to ensure a safe, productive, sustainable and disciplined approach to work;
  • Ensure an engaged, inclusive and diverse culture, where everyone is motivated to achieve their full potential;
  • Develop, implement and monitor initiatives to improve quality and volume outputs in our mining operations, in partnership with Operational and P&T teams;  
  • Benchmark Mine Geology core routines across Minerals Australia and Minerals America, and in collaboration with the BHP Technical Centre of Excellence progress towards best practice Mine Geology; and
  • Understand future data and technology requirements to address business requirements (safety, productivity), implementing step-change technological and data integration solutions across the Tactical Planning horizon.

About You

Naturally, you will be a forward-thinking inclusive leader with a strong focus on safety, people, productivity and harnessing technology. You enjoy experimenting with new ideas and ways of working to respond to industry needs and market disruption. You draw on your deep technical understanding and leverage your networks to make commercial decisions that deliver value, promoting our success through the broader Planning & Technical team.

Tertiary Qualifications in Science or Engineering is regarded although not essential, you’ll be well supported by the incumbent technical expertise in the team. Operational or Production experience is also of benefit, again not essential. We celebrate the diversity of thought and experience within the team.

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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