Specialist Geochemist

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South America


Chile - Santiago

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Geology, Geotechnical

Date published

06 June 2019

Date closing

24 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.

About the role

Contributes to build an exploration portfolio of the highest quality through the provision of high quality specialist advice on geochemical inputs to technical work programs both in-country and globally.
  • Contributes to the identification, evaluation and capture of opportunities inside the approved Focus Areas through the provision of high quality and high integrity geochemical data.
  • Integrates geochemical data with geological models at regional and deposit scale for exploration work.
  • Supports QAQC of geochemical data globally and the preparation of assurance reports to senior management.
  • Participates in technical reviews at the country level and global level based on specialist knowledge of porphyry copper, sediment–hosted copper, and IOCG deposits.
  • Provides expert and specialist geochemical skills, experience and capability to support Exploration projects and activities
  • Coaches exploration teams through sharing such geochemical skills, experience and capabilities.
  • Strong commitment to safety and  sustainability
  • Sound understanding of mineral systems, with extensive experience in base metal deposit geochemical responses and integration with geological models
  • Computer skills in GIS and other industry standard exploration software environments

About You

  • Degree in Geology or Geochemistry from a reputable university
  • 5+ years experience in base metal copper exploration with a demonstrable track record of success
  • Post-graduate studies highly regarded
  • English fluency
  • Operational (mine or mine development) experience
  • Proficiency in the use of geochemical software (eg IoGas) to create actionable insights models.


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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