Mining Engineer| Olympic Dam

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

08 September 2020

Date closing

18 September 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

Join Olympic Dam - a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. We care that everyone goes home safely to do the things they love. Leadership is key to driving a positive workplace culture, and this drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

Olympic Dam - Our Operations

As one of Australia’s largest mines and most complex minerals processing operations, it’s quite 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.

Working in both our newly accessed Southern Mine Area (SMA) and our tertiary Northern Mine Area (NMA), you will provide specialist advice and execute analysis and benchmarking of Development's end-to-end performance. You will identify and implement a portfolio of improvement initiatives that enable excellence and support business priorities for continuous improvement.

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on an 8/6 or 5/2 roster, with residential or FIFO options available.

Core responsibilities are:
  • Compile reports & provide expertise to other teams in analysis of production performance indicators and metrics; 
  • Prepare inputs to form the production budget and produce operating standards, procedures and work instructions;
  • Analyse and determine equipment capability assumptions; 
  • Identify functional capability gaps and recommend improvement opportunities;
  • Liaise with underground crews to ensure that new ideas are developed and practically implemented an build cross-team relationships;
  • Provide feedback to the Planning team to improve future execution plans, designs, schedules and forecasts; and
  • Engage with Engineering for modifications needed to plant and equipment.

About You

You will be Degree qualified Mining Engineer or a closely related field and Operational underground mining experience is preferred. Underground First Class Mine Manager’s ticket an advantage.

You will have thorough understanding of the development cycle, including ground support methods, in-cycle fibrecrete/ shotcrete application and QA/QC.

Your previous experience in managing and implementing improvement initiatives highly regarded. You will consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day.

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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