Specialist Cost Engineer|Adelaide

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Finance/Accounting

Date published

31 May 2019

Date closing

18 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 our Adelaide, CBD office.

About the role

The Specialist Cost Engineer reports to the Manager for Cost Engineering Major Projects and sits within our Finance division. In this role you will provide specialist advice, execute analysis of the operation’s end-to-end cost base and production performance, as well as develop operating and sustaining capital cost estimates for Life of Asset Plans and Major Projects.

In this role you will:

  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations
  • Develop operating and sustaining capital cost inputs in accordance with the minimum requirements appropriate to the class of estimate
  • Ensure alignment and consistent use of engineering deliverables, scope of work and other documents to develop estimates
  • Develop and consolidate the basis of estimate including any assumptions, qualifications and exclusions
  • Maintain full traceability of the cost estimate to the input documents used in preparing the cost estimate and ensure consistency
  • Consult with scope owners on a regular basis to ensure that any changes to the project scope and/or execution are reflected in the cost estimate
  • Integrate cost estimate information from necessary members of the project team, contractors and other contributors
  • Actively participate in range analysis
  • Provide expertise to other sub functions in analysis of cost and performance indicators and metrics

About You

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Metallurgy, Finance, Construction Management and Economics, Quantity Surveying or other related discipline
  • Several years’ relevant experience
  • Demonstrated diversity of operational or projects exposure
  • Ability to operate at multiple levels and across disciplines
  • Financial modelling experience for large scale projects is highly desirable
  • Experience in key business systems, including 1SAP, MS Excel, CMS, P6, R, TM1
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional productivity which demonstrates reliability in getting the job done accurately and on time
  • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement
  • Ability to apply the business strategy into the way we work
  • Self-driven, ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Effective relationship building capabilities across a matrix model of stakeholders
  • Confident to speak up in situations where required
  • Well organised and ability to work under pressure prioritising efficiently

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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