Principal Electrical Engineer

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Full Time

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Date published

30 September 2019

Date closing

13 October 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

An exciting opportunity exists to join our central BMA Asset Engineering Team based in our Brisbane office. BMA Engineering plays a critical role in ensuring safety and stability of each Operation. The Principal Electrical Engineer role will report to the Governance & Technical Stewardship Superintendent, and will play a key role in providing a high level of technical expertise in the change management of the Operation’s Electrical works.

The Principal Electrical Engineer role will also provide guidance to the Operation’s Governance and Technical Stewardship teams to fulfil its core accountabilities. You will join a team of successful engineers and work collaboratively with all BMA Operations across the Bowen Basin.

In this role you will also:
  • Provide technical expertise for Electrical, information and communications technology systems;
  • Identification, selection and development of business improvement opportunities in areas of technical expertise;
  • Delivery of systems strategic plans to ensure compliance, reliability and consistent processes;
  • Strong participation as a vital member of the Engineering team. This involves input into business plans, budgets and the safe, effective utilisation of the operation’s assets; and
  • Ensuring compliance to statutory and regulatory requirements.

About You

As the successful candidate you will have Tertiary Qualification in Electrical Engineering with relevant experience in a mining operation. You will have demonstrated capabilities in effectively engaging with various stakeholders across our business along with your focus on safety leadership experience.

You will also have extensive proven experience in design and management of electrical projects, as well as solid knowledge of the Electrical codes and standards. Proven experience managing contractors to deliver positive results in safety, culture and productivity coupled with business acumen will ensure success in this role.

As this role requires you to be a strong people leader, naturally you are a forward thinker and focused on process discipline.

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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