Principal Solution Engineer

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Work type

Full Time

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Date published

08 October 2019

Date closing

22 October 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

Is being challenged by new ideas and perspectives in an environment where you are valued and respected important to you? Do you thrive on learning and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders? Are you interested in joining a world leader in the resource sector?

The Application team provides application expertise to deliver global Technology initiatives. Several sub teams of technical experts are responsible for the management of the application portfolio and we are currently seeking Principal solution engineers to join our Design & Engineering team in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Key accountabilities of the role will include:

  • Providing Application design and engineering services to support the delivery of the Technology portfolio.
  • Ensuring solutions are aligned with the Technology architecture and standards and follow design & engineering best practices.
  • Managing application life cycle and application improvement activities required to sustain the business.
  • Partnering with Technology & Business stakeholders that result in mutually beneficial outcomes.

  • Managing Application capability resources by providing mentoring, coaching, leadership and management. 

About You

You will have successfully completed a degree preferably in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) subject. You will have 5+ years post-qualification experience in application design & engineering, methodologies and practices with increasing levels of complexity and responsibilities. Experience in application and portfolio life cycle management along with exposure to Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid Waterfall project methodologies will be highly regarded.

We value diversity in thinking and your career to date will testify to your ability to demonstrate strong critical reasoning skills, quickly grasp technical concepts and apply theories. You will have a high degree of analytical and problem-solving skills and be able to prioritise, analyse, and validate potentially complex and dynamic material using multiple sources of information. Energetic and driven, you work well under pressure bringing attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple and competing deadlines.

You are a team player who is able to build rapport and establish credibility through your strong technical ability and engaging style, allowing you to communicate confidently and build strong working relationships across multiple levels in the organisation. Demonstrated leadership experience will also be highly regarded with the ability to effectively delegate, motivate, maintain enthusiasm and inspire team members.

Experience working in a similar capacity for a large enterprise in the resources, manufacturing or other process-driven industry with operational technology experience will be advantageous.

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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