Mine Scheduling Specialist| Goonyella

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Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

24 June 2020

Date closing

09 July 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


Goonyella Riverside is a large open cut coking coalmine in the Bowen Basin located 30km north of Moranbah. Goonyella Riverside Mine utilises both Dragline and Truck & Shovel stripping methods to uncover 3 seams of coal and is processed through 2 prep plants. This is an exciting time at Goonyella Riverside with the Autonomous Haulage project entering execution phase and will deliver a step change in both safety and productivity for the largest stripping operation within the BMA portfolio.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Scheduling, as the Specialist Mine Scheduling you will be engaged in providing clear direction to the execution teams through mine designs and schedules for the 0 to 12 week time frame for the truck & shovel fleets. Using your already solid mine planning skills and experience in this exciting and challenging short-term mine planning role to develop effective working relationships with the operational teams in order to ensure the efficient execution of your plans and schedules.

This is a great opportunity to hone your mine planning skills as you gain exposure to a world-class operation through accountability and autonomy of your work tasks. You will also have access to a supportive, inclusive and results-oriented leadership team.

This is a Monday to Friday, 9 day fortnight position, however flexible work arrangements are on offer.

In this role you will:
  • Prepare Truck & Shovel designs;
  • Communicate the designs to Production Coordinators and Operations;
  • Participate in the investigation of reported events for Production Planning;
  • Identify and implement Production Planning improvement initiatives;
  • Build cross-functional relationship with the Operational sub-functions and interact extensively with the Planning sub-functions.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will have a tertiary education background in Mining Engineering with previous experience working at an operations level. Your demonstrated experience working in mine planning teams particularly planning and scheduling for truck and shovel will see you succeed in this role.

As well as your strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will have demonstrated ability to build relationships across departments and able to communicate at all levels. A strong working knowledge of design tools (Deswik/Vulcan), Microsoft Office, Xact software packages are desirable.

You will also be a performance and achievement oriented professional, who is motivated by exceeding expectations and providing excellent results.

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 and other extended leave entitlements.


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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