Principal Asset Integrity | Operational Audit

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Work type

Full Time

Job category

Corporate Affairs

Date published

26 March 2020

Date closing

09 April 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

The Principal Asset Integrity Audit role is to provide knowledge and expertise in the assurance over the management of Asset Integrity related risks and processes across BHP. This includes the assessment of risks with potential for business interruption, its associated controls, monitoring and improvement. Principal Asset Integrity will manage and conduct audits with high levels of stakeholder engagement and in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter, relevant Our Requirements, and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

In addition, in this role you will:
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to Health and Safety
  • Create a culture of trust and collaboration with the Business to foster learning environment.
  • Plan, execute, report and delivers the audit of Asset Integrity in line with the approved Internal Audit Plan with high degree of quality.
  • Provides Subject Matter Expertise on Asset Integrity discipline to assess the Risks, systems and controls and for the management of risks with significant potential for business interruption or financial impacts in the organisation.
  • Engages with Engineering and Maintenance Centre of Excellence and continuously enhances the Asset Integrity audit program in line with company risks priorities. Develops and maintains professional relationships with businesses representatives.
  • Provides leadership in the continuous development of Asset Integrity by delivering a consistent application of audit process to drive improvement across BHP.
  • Oversees Asset integrity auditors to ensure effective delivery of Asset Integrity scope.
  • Participates in functional initiatives to deliver efficiency opportunities in the application of the internal auditing processes and deliver value-oriented audits.
  • Required travel component – frequent and of long duration.  Approximately 50% travel commitment.

About You

The candidate will have an engineering background and strong knowledge/proven experience in Engineering and Asset Integrity systems, with demonstrated experience on application of at least 15 years. Tertiary qualifications in either, Structural, Civil, Geotechnical or Process Engineering are preferable. 

You will have depth of knowledge and proven experience in the resources mining or manufacturing industry of at least 10 years. Experience in tailings or water storage is welcome. 

You will have track record and proven results in delivering recognised valued and process improvement through influence is essential. You will enjoy working with a diverse and broad range of stakeholders, have engagement skills and the ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels and disciplines. A professional certification in auditing or experience in the assurance activities is desirable.

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.

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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