Senior Metallurgist | Perth | 5/2

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

07 February 2020

Date closing

17 February 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

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a senior Metallurgist to join our Technical Service & Data Integration team. This role will be Perth based with flexible work options.The Metallurgy team provide metallurgical and processing support for WAIO studies, particularly in the early study phases.

The Senior Metallurgist will report to the Superintendent Metallurgy and support the relevant Study Lead in all aspects of metallurgical and processing performance, by:
  • Assessing the viability of potential processing options during the identification and selection phase of studies.
  • Providing guidance and recommendations to support the continual growth and optimisation of the WAIO asset.
  • Supporting recommendations and decisions with robust analysis of data.
  • Leveraging existing tools and analytical systems to undertake analyses.
  • Developing work plans to support subsequent study phases.
  • Delivering professional documentation to support the study process.
  • Sharing operational experience in the context of specific studies.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be a skilled Professional with high level stakeholder engagement skills and the desire to deliver meaningful and impactful work. You are team oriented and results focused with a demonstrated track record in working with others to achieve results.

In addition, we are ideally looking for the following specific skills and experience:
  • BEng (Chemical, Metallurgical) or Honours degree BSc.
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in greenfield, brownfield projects will be well regarded
  • Previous experience in the processing and analysis of geoscientific, metallurgical and timeseries data
  • Knowledge of Python, R and/or Matlab
  • Extensive site processing experience
  • Solid understanding of geology, mine planning and operations and the implications for processing.
  • Ready to transition from an operational metallurgy or processing role to a role where Data Science skills can be developed.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to share and communicate technical concepts to a range of stakeholders.


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.

Remuneration and Benefits

Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.

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 – #161296
  • 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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