Mine Surveyor | WAIO – Newman Operations | Part Time – initial 12 month fixed term | FIFO 8/6

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Western Australia

Work type

Part Time

Job category


Date published

23 June 2020

Date closing

03 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.

Where you’ll be working

This role will see you working across our Newman Operations based in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia.  Our FIFO villages have a wide range of facilities and all rooms have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

About the role

We’re looking for a part time Mine Surveyor to provide best in class surveying services to our mining and exploration operations in the East Pilbara. You’ll gain exposure to the latest in surveying technology and fleet management systems.

Reporting to the Survey Superintendent, and working closely with a team of eight Surveyors, we’ll be asking you to ensure that surveying is undertaken in an accurate, consistent and timely manner. There will also be opportunities to support the standardization and continuous improvement of surveying processes.

Safety is proudly at the forefront of everything we do, and you will be committed to working in line with our relevant codes of conduct, statutory obligations, BHP Charters and safety reporting.

This role presents a terrific opportunity to balance your life commitments, whether it’s study or progression back into the workforce. The proposed roster is 8 days on, 6 days off / 8 days on, 34 days off. Whilst being offered on an initial 12 month fixed term, there is a high probability of full time permanency becoming available at the end of this contracted period.

About You

This role would be well-suited if you have a few years of surveying experience, and consider yourself to be a stickler for detail. We welcome applications from individuals who have worked in – mining, oil & gas, civil construction or engineering.

You should enjoy working with others, be able to communicate effectively and build positive working relationships with key stakeholders. This role will also present opportunities to use your initiative when problem solving, planning and working independently.

You’ll also bring an in depth working knowledge of surveying software and equipment (laser scanners & GPS). Kindly note, you will need to hold a current C Class drivers licence.
The following attributes will greatly assist your success in role, but are not essential:
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Surveying or Spatial / Geomatics Science.
  • A Remote Pilots licence (RePL).
  • Exposure to RPAS technology.

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. 

These measures are to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures. Where applicable these measures will be discussed in the recruitment process.

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