Specialist - Contractor Management

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

11 October 2019

Date closing

25 October 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

Reporting to the Superintendent, Contract Performance within WA Iron Ore Maintenance, your previous experience will support you as the Subject Matter Expert in the operational performance management of services contractors.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Ensure conformance by our Contracting Partners with the BHP Charter, BHP Group and Business Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • Ensure an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development are met by our Contracting Partners
  • Act as key single point of accountability for the operational performance management (Safety, Quality & Technical Productivity) of Contractors within remit.
  • Ensuring Contractors operate with robust safe systems of work, which are aligned to BHP standards and processes that support optimal outcomes for frontline personnel.
  • Creating collaborative partnerships and an aligned culture with our key contracted vendors
  • Carry out proactive Assurance activities to ensure systems are in place and implemented in-field, taking action where gaps or opportunities are identified.
  • Promote and facilitate increased use of contracted vendors
  • Facilitate continuous improvement to ensure service delivery from contractors is optimised (safety and commercial outcomes).
  • Coordinate periodic contractor performance review meetings
  • Undertake the development of Scopes of Work with SME input to inform the tendering process.

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.

About You

  • As the successful candidate, you will ideally possess some of the following or be interested in developing the following:
  • Tertiary qualifications in; Commerce/Economics, Law, Engineering or with significant trade experience within Mining
  • Operational Contractor management experience is highly desirable
  • Experience in the scoping of contract services and allocation of risk between Contractor and Principal
  • Sound understanding of  contract terms and conditions and familiarisation of basic Contract Law
  • Proficiency across Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with Business Management Systems/Procure to Pay processes (preferably SAP) and Contract Management/Supplier Relationship Management packages
  • Strong Commercial acumen and financial literacy
  • Proven ability to influence mutually beneficial outcomes through effective Stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Exposure to business safety management systems and/or processes
  • Ability to work positively with a diverse and inclusive team
  • Developing and maintaining customer and vendor relationships

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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