Principal Investigations

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Queensland, Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

30 July 2020

Date closing

09 August 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

In this role, you will manage and oversee business conduct investigations, as part of the Investigations Framework for BHP internal investigations. We are highly welcome applications from suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in investigations at BHP.Reporting to the Head of Ethics and Investigations, your key accountabilities will include:
  • Draws on developments in international best practice, regulatory guidance and learnings from investigations to drive continuous enhancement of the Investigations Framework;
  • Prepares Investigation Framework training materials for roll out on a global basis; delivers training to additional designated resources from IA&A, E&C, Legal and HR and guidance to personnel undertaking business conduct investigations for matters which are not Significant Matters.
  • Directs the investigation of Significant Matters across BHP’s global operations, including by:
  • Devising investigation plans; Leading investigations; Undertaking or supervising forensic review of electronic communications and documents; Conducting interviews with reporters (where relevant) and other key personnel and / or third parties to obtain the facts of the issue, which may include interviews with senior executives; Preparing supporting documentation for investigations, including records of witness accounts and investigation reports; Supporting / mentoring additional designated resources from IA&A, E&C, Legal and HR who are conducting Significant Matter investigations.
  • Supports / mentors personnel undertaking business conduct investigations for matters which are not Significant Matters.
  • Prepares briefings to the Integrity Working Group (comprising heads of function from Legal, E&C, Group HSE, IA&A and HR, with a rotating senior business representative) on the progress of Significant Matter investigations and findings. Supports the Integrity Working Group in developing recommendations on the basis of findings.
  • Collates data and reports to the Integrity Working Group on investigations and the efficacy / scope for improvements to the Investigations Framework.
  • Supports engagement with key stakeholders, including reporting to ELT members on investigations trends.
  • Manages external counsel within partnering law firms

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have strong attention to detail, show excellent resilience and have at least 5 years of experience behind you, handling all types of situations. This may include behavioural, fraud, conflict of interest and general code of conduct investigations. You will demonstrate excellent stakeholder management capabilities, building on your subject matter expertise to build strong business relationships and confidently navigate new occurrences. As the preferred candidate you will likely have a degree within Law, Accounting or Human Resources, and have a background in audit, legal, litigation or investigations within a large corporate. Key experience
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants preferred.
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge relating to Racism and Racial Discrimination.
  • Strong academic background
  • Legal and/or accounting
  • Experience working in government and/or corporate investigations and/or forensic investigations experience; exposure and involvement with complex matters and sensitive internal investigations into conduct which may potentially have serious disciplinary or criminal consequences for employees
  • Possesses a solid / strong understanding of forensic technology issues, including legal and regulatory evidence preservation obligations
  • Willing to undertake regular travel to support investigations allocated on a regional model

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.  ImportantThe 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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