Specialist Engineer Power Generation | Iron Ore | Newman | FIFO 5/2/4/3

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

11 June 2020

Date closing

10 July 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

Reporting to the Manager High Voltage and Power, you will have responsibility for the following:
• WAIO East Pilbara Grid Load balancing and forecasting.
• Gas portfolio management for WAIO (Newman and Port Hedland) – mid and short term forecasting.
• Conduct Design reviews on mechanical/electrical projects for BHP’s generation & network facilities.
• Performance monitoring and reporting for Yarnima Power Station.
• Technical evaluation of O&M and LTSA contractor performance.
• Provide  advanced technical support to the Power Group maintenance & operational personnel
• Implement and maintain automated reporting system using PI Historian.
• Provide operational interface and representation for upcoming growth projects.
• Ensure conformance with the BHP Billiton Charter and Code of Conduct.
• An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.

About You

You will be a team player with a passion for safety that is second to none and demonstrate these safety values in all that you do.
To be successful in this role you will have the following:
• A tertiary/degree qualification in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering
• Substantial experience in HV and Power within mining or similar industry
• Substantial experience across all aspects of the Project lifecycle
• Previous leadership experience is desirable
• Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills
• A proven track record of safety management
• Experience managing contractor performance
You will be based in Newman on a fly-in fly-out 5/2/4/3 roster. You will be based at Yarnima Power Station, and within proximity of our Mount Whaleback Mine, which at more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. The 7,000 strong population of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre and sporting facilities.  As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes.

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 – 171886
• We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
• This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.ImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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