Senior Geologist | Nickel West | Leinster | 7/7 Roster

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Geology, Geotechnical, Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

09 August 2019

Date closing

19 August 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
  • Great family friendly roster of 7 days on 7 days off roster 

As the Senior Geology you will be part of a team responsible for leading the team and reinvigorating the geological focus in new mine developments at Leinster Underground.  

Reporting to the Principal Geologist Leinster, you will work primarily underground on grade control activities, resource modelling, in-mine exploration and mine planning. The role is located at Leinster on a FIFO basis or residential and comprises a geology team of about eight people. The mine comprises multiple ore bodies and different mineralization styles and mining methods including development of BHP’s first Block cave. 

In this role you will have the opportunity to:
  • Support daily mine operations with geological services
  • Support planning with longer term focus and analysis of geology
  • Participate in exploration focus and activities 

About You

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology (Post graduate qualifications highly regarded)
  • Experience in Nickel and/or Gold would be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team
  • A high degree of competency with 3D general mining packages and GIS software (Leapfrog Geo, Datamine and AcQuire will be well regarded)
  • A current manual driver’s license

Nickel West Leinster

Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster.

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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