Rail Execution Coordinator | Iron Ore | Port Hedland | FIFO 8:6 from Perth or Residential 5:2

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

16 September 2020

Date closing

23 September 2020 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

The purpose of this role is to enable work groups to safely execute their day-to-day execution of planned and break down activities, managing risk and safe work practices to meet schedules and productivity targets, thereby optimising track availability and reliability.

You will work alongside a dynamic team with a strong safety culture, who are aligned to the company charter values and approach challenges as opportunities to improve together.

Reporting to the Rail Execution Supervisor your responsibilities will include:
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • As an Appointed Responsible Person, ensure compliance with the requirements of the Rail Safety Act 
  • Supervising the day to day activities to enable the teams to safely execute work by managing risk 
  • Meet team Field Leadership commitments and expectations including critical control activities
  • Meet team Management of Change commitments and expectations 
  • Meet team work management commitments and expectations including investigations  
  • Monitoring of planned site progress and contractor resource capability and capacity
  • Coach, Mentor and performance mange team members that do not meet team expectations including culture
  • Build and maintain capability as per team requirements and training profile by monitoring LMS
  • Conduct regular audits to ensure required operating discipline is adhered to  
  • Conduct 1 on 1’s with team members and provide on-the-job training where required to Rail Execution Technicians 

About You

As the successful candidate, you will ideally possess some of the following or be interested in developing the following: 
  • Previous Supervisory experience / Experience coordinating work groups in a similar role
  • Previous Rail maintenance experience within a similar role
  • Cultural awareness training (Local Area) 
  • Track access trained and competent
  • Cert 2 track Infrastructure, Cert 3 Track Infrastructure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a range of audiences
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft suite, 1SAP and planning systems
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Administration and prioritisation including time management capability;
  • Sound judgement including balancing competing issues;
  • Current full West Australian “C” class motor vehicle license / A Valid ‘HR’ licence


Should you select fly-in-fly-out you will be based at Port Hedland on a fly-in fly-out 8 days on 6 days off roster.  Port Hedland is home to our port and rail operations and is the largest regional centre in North West Australia.   The outstanding facilities at the FIFO villages include; a fully equipped gym, TV lounge and games rooms. Additionally you will have access to the state of the art aquatic and sporting facilities in the town of Port Hedland. All rooms at the villages have their own en-suite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning. 

Should you select the residential option you will enjoy the excellent sporting and leisure facilities include; a new aquatic centre, sports stadium and water play park. Its beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife.  Within driving distance are the spectacular Broome, Karratha and Karijini national Park. In this position you will be provided with a rental accommodation allowance in accordance with BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Housing policy.

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.  


The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 

Reference Number – 181106
  • 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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