Specialist Mine Scheduling | South Walker Creek

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Work type

Full Time

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Date published

20 May 2020

Date closing

05 June 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

Queensland Coal comprises the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) assets in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia.

BMC owns and operates two open-cut metallurgical coal mines in the Bowen Basin – South Walker Creek Mine and Poitrel Mine. BMC is owned by BHP (80 per cent) and Mitsui and Co (20 per cent).

The Specialist Mine Scheduling role is a pivotal position within the Mine Scheduling team, which defines the what, how & when of the sites execution requirements in areas of drill & blast, overburden removal (dragline, truck shovel and dozer push operations), and coal mining. The successful applicant will get exposure across all design and scheduling disciplines through appropriately timed development rotations.

This role is offered on an 8/6 roster basis.

Your initial responsibilities:
  • Generate Execution Designs and handover to Production teams;
  • Construct weekly plan through effective engagement with all stakeholders;
  • Completion of monthly priorities aligned with Business Plan;
  • Strong engagement with Production & Mine Services customers to ensure plans are achievable: and
  • Pursue continuous improvement opportunities throughout your day to day work.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will have experience planning and designing large scale Open Cut Operations. Your advanced knowledge of Deswik is a plus, though not essential to this role.

Your data management and analysis skills enabling interrogation and understanding of production data will be highly regarded. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, allowing you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels.

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.


The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority.

To protect the health and safety of vulnerable persons in line with current Government advice, you may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 related health assessment.

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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