Closure Planning Professional

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Work type

Fixed Term

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Date published

12 July 2019

Date closing

26 July 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 Closure Planning team is accountable for closure management plans and cost estimates, integration of closure requirements in strategic and tactical planning, developing and improving governance processes and providing input into water planning and mine development studies and environmental assessments. Working closely with other planning and operational groups, the multidisciplinary team (mine planners, geologists, environmental scientists, civil and environmental engineers) provides the data and technical insights for successful closure management. This team is also central to the external reporting, relationships and strategy for Closure and Rehabilitation stewardship.

We are seeking a highly motivated person to be a Principal in the Closure Planning team, reporting to the Manager Closure Planning. In this role you will lead studies, support cost estimation and provide planning guidance that contributes to development, update and implementation of closure plans for our operations. It is an important role in our business that highly values early planning and progressive implementation of closure and rehabilitation activities. The role, based in Brisbane will predominantly support the QLD and NSW Coal operations with opportunity to contribute to the broader MinAus portfolio including Western Australian Iron Ore and Olympic Dam. Your leadership and technical expertise will contribute to effective engagement of technical specialists and external stakeholders in closure planning and integration of closure requirements into business activities. 


The role is based in our Brisbane multi award winning offices. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office with state of the art facilities plus bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers, change rooms and other amenities.

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:
  • A degree in geoscience, engineering, or environmental science
  • Extensive leadership and project management experience
  • Familiarity with financial aspects of closure planning closure and rehabilitation policy and regulations in NSW or QLD highly regarded
  • Familiarity with mining and corporate planning processes advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing studies or work programs essential
  • Sound grasp of technical problem solving coupled with the ability to develop solutions that account for uncertainty and risk
  • Strong communication skills; formal and informal, verbal and written
  • Ability to identify and understand relevant health, safety, environment, and community risks in the work you perform and the plans you prepare
  • Establish clear goals and responsibilities and hold yourself and others accountable
  • Identify and focus on the critical few things that add the most value, reduce complexity and remove low-value work

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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