Principal Planner

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Major Projects

Date published

09 October 2019

Date closing

01 November 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

As the Principal Planner in our Project Service group you will manage, provide subject matter expertise and quality delivery for the Olympic Dam Brownfield Expansion Project.  This includes the development and baselining of project plans, maintenance of the schedules, progress reporting and forecasting the projects’ milestones, monitoring impact of changes and mitigating risk through corrective and preventative actions that ultimately influence on-time delivery of the project’s objectives. 

In this role you will:
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert for the planning & scheduling function, providing practical and pragmatic advice;
  • Ensure consistent processes, standards and practices are maintained for planning & scheduling across the Brownfield Expansion Project;
  • Provide overarching assurance and governance of quality, consistence and compliance of planning & scheduling deliverables from both our contractor and our owners team;
  • Proactively review individual project progress and comparison against the project baseline across the portfolio and provide pragmatic advice to assist in mitigation of progress slippage;
  • Facilitate schedule risk analysis workshops to determine schedule contingency which is aligned to the projects risk register;
  • Provide strategic guidance to Project Teams for the efficient planning and delivery of project;
  • Maintain effective change management discipline on all projects;
  • Review, analyse, distil and clearly articulate project, program or portfolio schedule information for the presentation to senior executives;
  • Contribute in the identification and implementation of planning & scheduling improvement initiatives, and offer expertise as input to value improvement practices;
  • Integration of contractor plans and schedules into the overall project program and schedule;
  • Develop and maintain standards and practices for planning & scheduling across the project, in conjunction with your peers from around Australia;
  • Periodic site visits as required;
  • Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, engaging, developing and coaching your team.

About You

  • Degree qualified in Engineering, Mining, Construction or a related field or Trade;
  • Experience working as a Planner a large capital brownfield project from heavy industry, infrastructure, construction or resources/mining industry;
  • Detailed understanding of project management systems and techniques;
  • Ability to influence, engage with and communicate effectively across multiple business units and functional areas;
  • Expertise in key planning tools, including Primavera P6, Risk Analysis, Acumen Fuse, etc.;
  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership’

How to apply

Please apply online before 01 November 2019

We support flexible work at BHP.  Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.  Think Big!

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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