Mine Development Engineer / Foreperson

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

13 February 2020

Date closing

20 February 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.

Our Operations

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities. 

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Development Contract this position is responsible for ensuring that the mine development contracts are safely delivered against the weekly and monthly plans.

In this role you will:
  • First and foremost, focus on creating a culture of care and be a visible safety leader through engaging, developing and coaching the contract teams;
  • Coordinate the day to day execution of the weekly mine schedule and manage interactions;
  • Track contractor performance in relation to key cost savings and performance initiatives;
  • Conduct audits and inspections in line with the development contracts;and
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with other department to share knowledge, experience and expertise in order to achieve business objectives
This position is based at Olympic Dam and is offered on an 8/6 residential or FIFO (ex-Adelaide) basis and will be offered as a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. 

About You

  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership’.
  • Confident communicator who can effectively engage internal and external stakeholders, influencing and driving decision makers to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Strong focus and commitment to upholding operating discipline.
  • Underground metalliferous mining experience is essential, preferably in a Mine Development environment.
  • Mining Engineering or similar tertiary qualifications are required.
  • Underground mining supervisory experience is advantageous.

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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