Mine Design Engineer

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

05 February 2020

Date closing

05 March 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

Come and Join our mine site Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

Our Operations

It’s an exciting time to be at Olympic Dam, we are accessing 70% of the orebody that hasn’t been touched in the first 25 years of operation, in one of Australia’s largest mines within a complex minerals processing operation.

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, on a variety of rosters, with residential or FIFO options available.

The Engineer Mine Design provides Drill and Blast design input to the Mining Operation to meet the Strategic and Tactical Mine Plan. This role offers a range of challenges associated with Underground Drill and Blast within this world-class, complex orebody. You will be responsible for optimising the extraction of ore through strategic designs and the delivery of safe, executable plans.

In this position you will
  • Manage the timely delivery of Drill and Blast services to the mine; 
  • Review stope shapes and optimise shapes for maximum ore recovery;
  • Provide detailed drill and blast designs to meet the 3 month schedule;
  • Generate detailed plans for execution by operations teams;
  • Communicate and collaborate with other Planning and Execution teams, in the formulation of Drill and Blast designs and stope planning activities;
  • Plan/Design to extract the value from the orebody by working with the other planning, and production teams;
  • Monitor and maintain progress for all design work, using the relevant team tools; and
  • Procedures - Assist with the development of all procedures and work instructions as required.

About You

  • Degree Qualified in Mining(or equivalent) Engineering;
  • Broad understanding of the mining and processing industry;
  • Proven ability to influence and mentor others in HSEC principles and behaviours;
  • Ability to operate at multiple levels and across disciplines;
  • Ability to quickly and constructively work within the Olympic Dam operations team;
  • Experience in a mining environment;
  • Underground mine experience, preferably with experience in Sub-level Open Stoping methods;
  • Computer literacy with the latest mining software packages and highly competent level of excel;
  • Ability to work productively and co-operatively;
  • Time management and the ability to plan and execute programs to meet corporate objectives;
  • Adhere to and demonstrate BHP Billiton Charter Values;
  • Demonstrate adherence of the Life Preserving Rules;
  • Encourage and promote continuous improvement by constantly looking for opportunities to improve work practices and procedures;
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness; and
  • Ensure all safe work systems, procedures and standards are adhered to through frequent inspection of the workplace.

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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