Tailings and Dams Professionals | Nickel West | Perth CBD

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

10 September 2019

Date closing

22 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 Nickel West
Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.

A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia. Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energise our future.

About the role

  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • 5 days on 2 days off Perth residential roster 

As the Principal Tailings Engineer/Tailings Engineer you be responsible for ensuring optimal dam safety management is in place for all tailings and water dams within BHP Nickel West portfolio, including governance to Our Requirements for Water and Tailings Storage Facilities and Environment and Climate Change, adapted for the specific needs and conditions of the Business .  
You will manage and coordinate with key internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to: Engineer of Record(s), site based Responsible Dam Engineers, Business and Asset Leadership teams, BHP global Practice Lead, Dams Taskforce and Independent Stewardship Boards In this role you will:
  • Support and coach the site based Response Dam Engineers in the safe operation of tailings and water dams
  • Be the Design Risk Control Owner for Dams in the Nickel West portfolio
  • maintain technical standards, asset integrity and business processes for safe operation of tailings and water dams
  • Develop strategies and prioritize improvement programs for tailings and water dam

About You

  • Tertiary qualification in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • Technical experience in tailings dam management and operations
  • Experienced in hydrology and water management (advantageous)
  • Proactive with the ability to work within and influence teams both strategically and technically across multiple locations
  • A current driver’s license

You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.

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.  

Reference Number – 101305
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.

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