Geologist | Peak Downs

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Work type

Fixed Term

Job category


Date published

21 May 2020

Date closing

05 June 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

Reporting to the Mine Geology Superintendent, we are currently seeking experienced Geologists to join our Mine Geology team in the Bowen Basin on an 8 days on / 6 days off roster. This role will focus on the mine’s geology to ensure accurate geological information is provided to the team’s stakeholders in order to maximise coal production.

These are 12 month fixed term roles with the possibility to go permanent.

In this role you will:
  • Provide geological support to the site operational teams;
  • Update 3D models of coal seams and geological features;
  • Perform pit structural mapping and inspections;
  • Undertake geological data collection, interpretation, validation and reconciliations;
  • Provide input into mine plans and designs;
  • Identify and implement workable solutions in regards to geological and or structural issues;
  • Seek to minimise coal loss and dilution;
  • Continuously improve procedures and processes; and
  • Deputise for the Mine Geology Superintendent.

About You

You will have a Tertiary Education in Geoscience, with significant experience with open pit coal mining. Your knowledge of coal mining, structural geology and grade control processes will ensure your success, as will your exposure to geological modelling software.

Experience with Vulcan and or Go-CAD, with the ability to perform pit inspections, and exposure to geological database software is mandatory. You will be diligent, self-motivated and an excellent team player with positive relationship building skills, coupled with a high level of attention to detail.

A valid Australian Drivers license is a pre-requisite.

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.


The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. 

To protect the health and safety of vulnerable persons in line with current Government advice, you may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 related health assessment.

Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic, your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures. These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage.
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