Senior Mechanical Engineer - Bulk Material Handling

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North America


Canada - ON - Toronto

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

10 May 2019

Date closing

31 May 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

Reporting to the Manager Mechanical Engineering, this role is responsible to oversee EPCM-led Bulk Material Handling design development including belt conveyors, conveyor drives, gearboxes, bins, feeders, conveyor galleries, rail car loading facilities, rail mounted reclaimers and shiploaders. Coordinate Procurement package-related activities with internal and external stakeholders. Validate equipment performance parameters, and oversight of Equipment Vendor engineering and fabrication schedules.   Accountabilities
  • Evaluates key learnings, industry leading practice and innovations in discipline engineering to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.Provides custodianship of all vendor data, test work, models and benchmarking
  • Coordinates execution of risk and quality management plans
  • Assure effective management the project’s discipline engineering scope of work.
  • Leads the implementation and monitors effectiveness of improvement initiatives with support from Analysis & Improvement.
  • Identifies and implements capital efficiency and productivity improvements for the project\program of major capital projects.
  • Captures lessons learnt from development & delivery of other Major Capital Projects for incorporation into continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Provides discipline engineering input to value improvement practices.
  • Monitors adoption of Operational Readiness’s technical and discipline engineering standards into the program scope.
  • Collaborates with the Manager Project Engineering to provide discipline engineering expertise to support the project’s integrated scope, cost & schedule requirements.
  • Works directly with EPCM to develop, review approve Functional specifications and Selection criteria for each procurement package.
  • Work with EPCM and the Operational Readiness team to ensure Master Data requirements are included in the equipment procurement packages.  Evaluate bids accordingly.
  • During Project Bridging Phase, oversee development of equipment specifications and the materials handling design.
  • During Project Execution, support the procurement, quality assurance, fabrication, delivery to site, storage, transport to u/g, re-assembly, and commissioning of underground and surface material handling equipment.
  • Participate in design reviews for material handling equipment assembly, maintenance outage planning, life cycle assessments, etc.

About You

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience in underground mining operations is required; particularly in bulk material handling, underground Potash or other mineral / soft rock mining operations is preferred.
Minimum Experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience and advanced knowledge of multidiscipline engineering and industry standard practices.
  • Previous experience with large operational development projects
  • Experience in utilizing data-centric, 3D model, and digital project delivery tools.
  • Experience/understanding of Bulk Materials Handling design software to interpret and understand the fundamentals of conveyor design.
  • Experience with oversight, due diligence review, managing or supervising EPCM work in site/construction conditions as well in as in office environments.

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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