Specialist Integrated Planning Drill and Blast l IROC

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Full Time

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Date published

08 August 2019

Date closing

25 August 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

The Specialist Drill and Blast Production Integration is responsible for asset wide coordination of drill and blast activities and resources across all of BMA’s site operations. This role will join the Integrated Planning department and support accountability for explosives management across BMA, you will be a dynamic leader with a strong safety focus, with the confidence to lead our production Drill & Blast teams to influence and shape the business outcomes for Drill and Blast.

In this role you will be:

  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Provide technical expertise to sites in relation to drill and blast design and planning
  • Providing input into annual business plans & procurement strategies for the asset
  • Help the business secure explosives supply through developing business case justifications in collaboration with key stakeholders including senior executive leadership. 
  • Provide input into the Continuous Improvement process for Drill and Blast, including engagement and involvement in regular asset wide forums. 
  • Direct engagement with site and suppliers to perform weekly allocation of explosives across all BMA sites
  • Managing daily variation to the weekly forecast across all sites
  • Providing rolling monthly forecasts of demand placement for explosives
  • Manage any Take or Pay liabilities the business has under current commercial arrangements with explosives contracts
  • Build and maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships to drive innovation, continuous improvement, value and savings.

About You

You will be an organised individual, highly adaptable, flexible and enjoys working autonomously. You will have extensive experience in an Operational Drill and Blast, Drill and Blast Planning and Design or Drill and Blast Category Management role in a large complex environment ideally within mining or heavy industry. A relationship-builder who is highly capable of engaging with stakeholders and vendors, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills with excellent stakeholder management.

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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