Specialist Automation Capability | Perth

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

11 July 2019

Date closing

18 July 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 the role

You will be part of an energetic team that is focused on developing and delivering the implementation and sustainability strategies of automation systems in the heavy haul industry.  This is a highly collaborative environment in which the successful candidates will work with multiple teams to create technology and operational readiness, deliver commissioning practices, and identify methods to improve capability of autonomous systems. In addition to that, be part of guilds and strategic groups to develop standards that will allow us to successfully replicate the outcomes of solutions to other assets of the company. We value collaboration, transparency, integrity, and passion. We are looking for individuals that are motivated to drive positive change, fostering a learning environment, and striving for operational and business excellence.
Reporting to the Manager Capability and Commissioning, your key accountabilities will include:  

Sustainable Development, HSEC and Business Conduct:
  • Ensure an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Billiton Charter, the GLD’s, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • Provide alignment and support for the Systems Engineering and Automation team at Operational Sites and NPI locations in respect to safe systems of work. Ensure all on-site work adheres to operational requirements such as management of change, permits to work, training, site supervision, field leadership, etc. and that risk assessments are identified and completed.
  • Oversee the practices that ensure compliance with the requirements of mines safety acts and/or regulations in accordance with the relevant country, state, region or county.
Automation – Project Development and Delivery:
  • Work with line customers to identify and understand the business problem that automation is seeking to address
  • Define the value proposition for the investment and define and measure the key value drivers to ensure project is value accretive
  • Adhere to and help improve automation standards and controls
  • Identify and assess technical risks associated with systems and decision automation specifics to assigned project/s 
  • Advise and support one or many project teams on technology and/or operational readiness and act as single point of contact for those assigned projects in delivery
Automation - Capability:
  • Compliance with Systems Engineering framework and standards
  • Defines and maintains the operational blueprint for equipment and decision automation best practice
  • Completes or coordinates technology readiness activities for projects
  • Completes or coordinates operational readiness activities for E&D automation.
  • Maintains operational benchmarks and insights into productivity and cost improvements.
  • Maintains operational benchmarks for projects and BAU uplift of existing deployments.
  • Defines training outcomes for project trainers to deliver as part of operational readiness
  • Defines best practice operational and automation readiness governance and application into projects.
Automation – Commissioning
  • Undertakes system upgrades as either BAU or projects (depending on magnitude of work)
  • Defines best practice commissioning governance into projects.
  • Support projects in the development of commissioning strategies/plans and the delivery of commissioning

About You

As the preferred candidate, you will have 5 years experience in relevant engineering or technology roles, ideally within mining, oil and gas, utilities or manufacturing. You will have 3+ years experience in project delivery or consulting roles and possess full lifecycle exposure, including scoping, planning, scheduling, resource management and execution. A tertiary qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or similar discipline is desirable though not essential.
You are highly organised and possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritise effectively in a high-pressure environment. You are a strong, effective communicator, with sound interpersonal skills and the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. A demonstrated track record in applying data and benchmarking analytics to operations is advantageous, as is experience using tools such as Spotfire and Business Objects. You are an agile and creative thinker with sound organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and demands simultaneously.

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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