Open Pit Mine Planning Engineer | Nickel West | Perth

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

10 July 2019

Date closing

24 July 2019 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 Nickel West

A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West produces nickel in-concentrate and has its operations located throughout Western Australia - comprising mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery.Nickel West is rich in technical know-how, innovative and focused on transforming our business.  We are taking advantage of the significant changes we can see occurring around the world, by supplying nickel sulphate to the New Energy market. 

About the role

Open Pit Mining Engineer | Nickel West | Perth
  • Excellent opportunity to secure a truly challenging role that will stretch your technical ability in a diverse mining business
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits


Reporting to the Lead Planning Engineer, the Open Pit Mining Engineer will assist with the optimisations of and planning for Open Pit projects, and complete study work associated with open pit mining opportunities. The role will also provide guidance on long term designs for operations, review sites integrated mine plans and schedules.

The role involves diverse tasks within a small and highly capable team. The role will work closely with other sections of the Planning and Technical Team, ie. Geomechanical, exploration, resource modelling, mineral processing, approvals and site based engineers.

This role will provide exposure to a wide variety of mining methods, throughout the entire mining process from inception to approvals and closure. 

As a member of the Planning and Technical Team at the Nickel West level you will have ample scope to demonstrate your commitment to delivering results and working in a collaborative manner, to add value to the overall business.


About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering
  • Significant knowledge of Open pit mining methods and practices
  • Mine planning experience and report and presentation skills essential
  • Mine Design and Scheduling software (Preferably Deswik)


As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check. Location

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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