Specialist Land Access

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South America


Chile - Santiago

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Community Development

Date published

05 November 2019

Date closing

18 November 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 primary purpose of this role is to secure land access as fast as possible, optimizing the resources invested, to undertake the field exploration activities on schedule, whilst adhering to BHP standards. The activities of the Superintendent Land Access span from land owners/users identification and interaction/negotiation to environmental clearances.Close collaborative work and effective communication within the Exploration team and interdisciplinary networking are essential features of this role. The role is demanded to work in a highly technical standard with high communication skills. The role demands 30% time in field, outside of the office and when required.The role embraces the Safety as the main pillar at BHP in all our operations, the values of the Inclusion and Diversity and the respect for the Environment and Communities. BHP expects the role to promote a respectful workplace, encouraging honest and transparent communication and facilitating permanent coaching.

Key Accountabilities 
  • Undertake land owner/user identification and analysis of environmental restrictions for each project as earliest as possible, in orders to update Land Access section in Project Cards.
  • Confirm land user search through field reconnaissance validation. 
  • Update database with land user/owner search information and environmental restrictions.
  • Provide input for the preparation of the stakeholder engagement plans.
  • Develop of Stakeholders Engagement Plan, including preparation of commercial envelopes for negotiation with land owners/users.
  • Engage land owners/users, including negotiation, develop field focused work. It is expected that nearly 30% of work will be develop on field work at Northern Regions of Chile.
  • Comply with governance requirements and BHP Billiton standards to prevent corruption incidents
  • Prepare documentation and apply for Government environmental permitting requirements
  • Coordinate baseline environmental studies of archaeology, flora and fauna before land disturbance.
  • Monitor performance of environmental procedures and controls in the field.
  • Ensure land rehabilitation is undertaken and reported.

About You

  • Secondary degree on social sciences (e.g. sociologist, anthropologist, psychologist, etc.) or relevant environment degree (e.g. geographer, environmental engineer, etc.)
  • At least five years in community and environmental related roles.
  • At least two years working in the resources sector (desirable experience in mining/exploration)
  • Experience and knowledge in engagement with Indigenous Communities and stakeholder identification
  • Experience in negotiation with communities
  • Available to work on site
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to work with diverse teams.
  • Spanish and English written and spoken is desirable
  • ArcGIS user

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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