Principal Finance Business Partner WS&D

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North America


US - Texas - Houston

Work type

Fixed Term

Job category


Date published

06 January 2020

Date closing

20 January 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

Principal Finance Business Partnership - WSD is based in Houston and reports to the Manager Finance Business Partnership - WSD.   This role provides the opportunity to work with the Well & Seismic Delivery team providing exposure across the Petroleum portfolio (exploration, appraisal, production, projects andabandonment).This role requires a commercial mindset and ability to work collaboratively to identify and progressopportunities that create and protect sustainable competitive advantage.  The role works directly with the WSD team to enhance capital productivity, optimize schedule optionality and ensure recoverability of costs from partners.

  • Demonstrates and instills an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development

  • Demonstrates commitment to the BHP Charter and Code of Business Conduct

  • Develops and maintains stakeholder relations with management and teams across Well & Seismic Delivery, Global functions and Petroleum functions.

  • Works with individual contributors and teams to frame and challenge the business case (leverage Decision Analysis toolkit – opportunity framing, investment evaluation, decision trees etc.)

  • Management of WSD inputs (long leads, well planning, standby etc.) ensuring capital discipline and alignment with Global Investment Process (GIP)

  • Supports joint venture and government finance relationships and works with commercial teams and business to support good commercial outcomes (cost recovery, alignment on planned activities, delivery of work plan and budgets)

  • Understand JV Operating agreements and 3rd party Supply contracts to identify opportunities for increased costs recoveries and business goals

About You

  • Flexibility to learn and adapt – Learn quickly and be open to change. Actively seek out opportunities to build knowledge of business.

  • Desire to lead change – encourage new ways of working and create structure, order and clarity during times of change.Ability to engage and communicate effectively – observe, include understand and listen

  • Experience developing others – Helping others learn from mistakes and celebrate success. Building teams through collaboration.

  • Track record of achieving results – Setting goals, communicating expectations and defining deliverables.

  • Establish plans & priorities, disciplined execution and business acumen.

  • Curiosity to problem solve – Encourage creative thinking, applying data, logic and experience to make sense of complex problems and implement effective solutions.

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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