Portfolio Engineer

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

10 September 2019

Date closing

23 September 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 the role

Reporting to the Portfolio Assurance Lead within Project Services, this role is key to supporting and ensuring success of Olympic Dam Integrated Operations, Modifications and Operations Projects (MOPs). You would be supporting the optimisation and management of the portfolio of capital projects, working closely with Superintendent Project Services, Project Services team, Mine, Surface and Integrated Operations, Operations and Maintenance teams and Engineering Governance and Technical Stewardship team. This is an inclusive, supportive, equitable, diverse team.   

This is an Adelaide based position.

Key responsibilities include:
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, in particular with PMO, Finance Business Partners, Delivery Groups, and Sponsors:
  • Ensuring sustainability of the Capital and Operational project pipeline.
  • Optimisation and management of the Olympic Dam Capital portfolio.
  • Providing validity of the Investment Business Cases, associated metrics and valuation models.
  • Implementing and providing guidance related to project and portfolio management governance and assurance with the delivery teams to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs.
  • Review and recommend improvements to project management artefacts/documents prepared throughout the project lifecycle to ensure high standard of documentation and compliance with investment process and project management framework requirements within the Planview portfolio management system.
  • Supporting project reviews.
  • Support monthly and quarterly portfolio reviews, and 2-year budget/5 year plan submissions.
  • Ensuring the management of the project portfolio, project studies and execution aligns to BHP standards.
  • Set the requirements for project deliverables, based on project cost and complexity.
  • Facilitate lessons learnt and benefits realisation process across the projects in the portfolio.
  • Identify and implement Continuous Improvement initiatives for the Engineering MOPs teams.

About You

  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline (Engineering, Construction, Accounting); postgraduate degree is a plus
  • Practical experience in a commercial environment focussed on Project Management, Engineering, or related disciplines
  • Experience in project, program, and portfolio delivery, with exposure to project management systems and techniques
  • Sound technical writing and data analysis skills
  • Ability to engage with and communicate effectively across multiple business units and functional areas
  • Commitment to quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to apply business strategy into the way we work

How to apply

Please apply online before 23 September 2019

We support flexible work at BHP. Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.

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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