Specialist Engineer Civil

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Fixed Term

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Date published

18 September 2019

Date closing

14 October 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

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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

A 12 month opportunity currently exists for a Specialist Engineer – Civil within the Coal Asset Projects Technical Function.The Specialist Engineer – Civil applies technical engineering expertise to projects and to the discipline engineering team, through the development and embedment of civil engineering strategies, standards and frameworks that ensure engineering processes and designs are optimised to enable safe, efficient and effective construction, commissioning and operation of facilities and infrastructure, throughout their lifecycle. This role is based in Brisbane, travel to site is expected as business needs demand. This is an opportunity to have a real business impact.

Reporting to the Coal Discipline Engineering Manager your duties will include but not be limited to;
  • Supplying technical input as the Subject Matter Expert within project milestones and delivery dates to support projects’ civil engineering requirements and to provide early advice to stakeholders about technical risks.
  • Application of civil engineering expertise to support project teams in developing and delivering safe, effective and value-optimised solutions.
  • Review of engineering deliverables to ensure solution meets the project’s design intent.
  • Support engineering team members to ensure delivery against performance targets.
  • Identifying the appropriate engineering standards for a project scope to drive lean, fit for purpose and safe design.
  • Establish relationships with engineering consultants which are based on a professional level of technical challenge to drive lean and fit for purpose design without jeopardising project progress.
  • Collaboration with the Principal Engineer - Civil to create new technical and discipline engineering standards where required for the delivery of the program scope of work.
  • Liaising with operations and other technical groups to ensure business alignment of projects and assist with handover.
  • Become a team member who is regarded for their technical knowledge and supplies cooperative, pro-active and solution focused project input.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering with postgraduate qualifications in engineering or management highly desirable.
  • Experience with the design of mine civil infrastructure with an engineering consultancy or asset owner is required, with particular experience with the design dams, levees, and other water management infrastructure being highly desirable.
  • Some experience is required with the supervision or certification of the construction phase of infrastructure lifecycle.
  • Become a team member who is regarded for their technical knowledge and supplies cooperative, proactive and solution-focused project input.
  • A performance and achievement orientated professional, your technical strengths will be complemented by excellent relationship management skills enabling you to influence and lead successful change in a challenging and complex environment.

      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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