Principal Planning and Scheduling - Development Studies

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North America


US - Texas - Houston

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Major Projects

Date published

05 September 2019

Date closing

26 September 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

This role provides advice and executes tasks in the provision of project planning and scheduling to Projects.  An individual with solid experience in planning and scheduling.  Provides technical guidance to Project Management team, Commercial team, PE&C team, along with external contractors and consultants as required. 

This position is a grade 12 role.

In this role you will:
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, BHP Requirements and Standards, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Utilises the planning and scheduling standards and practices in the provision of project services for studies/projects.
  • Provides planning and scheduling expertise and support to the Projects team.
  • Develops appropriate schedules for multiple studies/projects given their scope, complexity, and other relevant factors.
  • Work closely with cost estimators to ensure schedule can be integrated into the cost model for phasing.
  • Leads and conducts Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) as required. 
  • Guides and coaches project personnel on the requirements and implementation of planning and scheduling principals.
  • Is proactive in input to planning and scheduling processes, systems and standards used across BHP Projects.

About You

  • Undergraduate qualifications in Business (Finance or Accounting Major), Engineering or Quantity Surveying

  • Ability to engage with & communicate effectively across multiple business units and functional areas
  • Exceptional productivity which demonstrates reliability in getting the job done accurately and on time
  • Facilitate /coordinate Monthly Project Status Reporting
  • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to apply the business strategy into the way we work
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Skilled in Scheduling Systems (e.g. P6, PRA, MS Project, etc.)
  • Strong technical expertise in planning/scheduling principles and practices.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance to Specialist personnel.

  • 10+ years of practical experience in a project environment
  • Strong experience in Planning/Scheduling
  • Strong experience with Planning/Scheduling software (P6, MS Project)
  • Demonstrated experience with project management systems & techniques

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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