Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

06 June 2019

Date closing

16 June 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.

Join Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

Our Operations

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. This role is based in Adelaide, offering quality standard of living without the high costs of most other Australian capital cities. Adelaide offers a Mediterranean climate, beach-side lifestyle, cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants and world class wine regions just an hour away.  All this plus an annual international festivals and events calendar makes Adelaide a vibrant, cultured, friendly environment to live, work and play in. 

Please note this position is based in Adelaide, operating on a Monday to Friday roster and will require intermittent trips to site.

About the role

The Senior Instrumentation and Control Engineer will undertake a review of the design and reliability of instrumentation and control systems, including instrumented protective functions to identify opportunities for improvement. Where needed, this will require the implementation of Functional Safety standards. In addition to providing technical mentoring to developing engineers. The role requires experience with design, installation, maintenance, calibration and functional testing of instrumentation as well as instrumented protective functions.

In this role you will:
  • Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, engaging, developing and coaching teams
  • Review the existing design of instrumentation and control systems across the processing plant, including machinery, to identify improvement opportunities
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance and function test strategies for critical instrumentation and instrumented protective functions
  • Proactively collaborate with Control System Engineers, Process Safety Engineers and build relationships with a range of key stakeholders across Olympic Dam
  • Review current reliability of the instrumentation and if required determine remediation strategies
  • Develop function test strategies for IPF to ensure a risk reduction factor (RRF) of 10 is maintained
  • Review preventative maintenance strategies for critical instrumentation (where required) 

About You

  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership’
  • Engineering degree in a relevant field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Related training and professional development qualifications (e.g. Functional Safety)
  • Several years’ relevant experience in instrumentation engineering including experience with design, installation, maintenance, calibration and function testing of instrumentation and instrumented protective functions
  • Competent in the application of functional safety standards, including machinery is preferred
  • Experience with complex processing plants or facilities, as well as strong communication, engagement and collaboration skills
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with stakeholders

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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