Principal HSE Assurance - Indigenous Opportunity

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Work type

Full Time

Job category

Health, Safety & Environment

Date published

11 July 2019

Date closing

25 July 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

We are seeking an experienced Principal HSE Assurance to provide independent and objective assurance to the Minerals Australia and Asset leadership teams on the effectiveness of HSE processes and controls. Reporting directly to the Manager HSE Reporting, Assurance and Planning, you will work very closely with the various HSE sub-functions to support delivery of the HSE Assurance program.

Travel is mandatory for the role to conduct assurance assessments and participate in team engagements and will typically be 40% of work time (approx. two weeks out of every six) which includes travel Australia wide - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.  From time to time, some International travel may be expected.

As the Principal HSE Assurance, you will be responsible for:
  • Executing the HSE Assurance program (including auditing) to verify design and operating effectiveness of HSE controls and compliance to HSE legislation and BHP requirements;
  • Leading small audit teams;
  • Providing recommendations for improvement to address audit and assessment findings;
  • Preparing and presenting reports for Asset and Region Management;
  • Providing oversight of improvement plans and corrective actions to ensure effective closure
  • Analysing HSE audit, assessment and verification data and outcomes to identify trends and issues, identify improvement opportunities and test the effectiveness of HSE programs and procedures;
  • Participating in HSE Assurance planning;
  • Maintaining the HSE Assurance schedule;
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of Minerals Australia level HSE standards, procedures and tools required to manage the HSE Assurance program;
  • Working collaboratively with others to support delivery of the Minerals Australia Assurance objectives;
  • Coaching employees to identify and improve HSE verification activities;
  • Engaging as required with HSE function leads, specialists and line leaders to support the effective implementation and execution of HSE verification activities; and
  • Participating in Minerals Australia and Global HSE Assurance working groups.

About You

Ideally, you will be an experienced HSE professional who has worked in mining or in a similar industry.  You will have a strong ability to lead and delivery quality assessments / audits, with good report writing skills. By nature, you are collaborative and are at ease in engaging and influencing a range of stakeholders, and possess excellent project management and problem solving skills to deliver positive outcomes. You will need to have previous experience in leading projects and enjoy coaching and mentoring team members. 

An undergraduate degree in a Health, Safety, Environment or Engineering discipline would be highly advantageous.  An internal or external audit certification would also be an asset, along with an Associate Membership for Institute of Internal Auditors Australia, but is not mandatory.

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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (QLD). 

Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

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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