Principal Design

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Various Locations, Victoria

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Human Resources, Strategy & Development, Support Services

Date published

31 May 2019

Date closing

16 June 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

This newly created role will be an integral member of the Property & Workplace Centre of Excellence (COE), and be responsible for the governance of the global design development strategy, process and standards to enable the delivery of global best practice and meet business requirements. 

In the role of Principal Design, you will be accountable for: 

  • Managing the establishment of the global design practice including operating model, process architecture, and governance of standards and plans.
• Coordinating the design planning, reviews and approvals through a structured framework process (with projects team) at each stage of the design process, as defined by the BHP COE Roadmap and Project program.
• Providing scope and engaging with architects, specialist designers and engineers, and suppliers to ensure outcomes are of quality, delivered on time and value adding. 
• Establishing and leading the engagement cadence with architects, designers and project teams to simplify the design process.
• Managing external vendors and consultants to influence outcomes and deliver on best practice.
• Coordinating updates and additions to the Office Design Guidelines ensuring that current and future needs are captured and documents are updated.  This includes the development of space budgets, design metrics for reporting and benchmarking, and validation of design principles.

About You

You will have a depth of experience in developing and implementing best practice design workplaces within commercially diverse portfolio’s and possess a strong knowledge of construction methodology in strategic planning and process architecture.  Your previous exposure in presenting linkages between design, real estate planning and employee engagement with financial benefits will be advantageous, along with your proven project management skills.   

By nature, you are creative, strategic and an excellent communicator who is at ease in influencing and working with a diverse range of stakeholders.  Ideally, you will also have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design / Planning and knowledge of Space planning and Design / CAD programs would be beneficial.

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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