Specialist Project Controls

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Support Services

Date published

15 September 2020

Date closing

21 September 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

This is a permanent full time role, based in Adelaide CBD - prime location for shopping, dining and being part of the social cosmopolitan buzz hub this inexpensive beautiful city has now become.

You will develop and maintain fully resourced and costed project schedules for Modifications & Operation’s Projects (M&OP) and ensure that plans and schedules developed by any owner’s team as well as Consultant / Contractor partners or any other third parties align with standards.

Essential to the success of successful delivery will be good schedule and cost forecasting practices to ensure accurate planning, forecasting and management of project and portfolio costs.

You will also be involved in assisting with weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting preparation to provide transparency of the portfolio progress against the set baselines. 

In this role you will:
  • Develop and maintain fully resourced and costed Primavera P6 Enterprise Portfolio schedules.
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain individual resourced schedules in consultation with M&OP team.
  • Ensure project schedules are in compliance with BHP standards scheduling guidelines.
  • Support Project Managers in preparation of Basis of Schedule documentation to support developed project schedules.
  • Analyse project activities to determine basic job steps and determine relative sequence in overall plan.
  • Assist to integrate planning requirements to optimise efficiencies and minimise risk.
  • Review plans and schedules prepared by contractors / consultants to ensure consistency with BHP schedules.
  • Integrate operational and capital planning requirements to maximize efficiencies and minimize risk.
  • Organise regular forecast (cost &schedule) update meetings with project teams.
  • Prepare periodic integrated cost & schedule reports including detail commentary on project status.
  • Monitor critical path and project forecasts.
  • Report variances to cost & schedule and recommend corrective actions to Project Manager.
  • Produce system charts and progress graphs as required.
  • Provide advice on potential impacts to project schedule on a regular basis.
  • Provide advice to the team and contractors in relation to planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Develop look-ahead and what-if scenario schedules for project team members.
  • Provide advice to Engineers and Project Managers on the optimum delivery strategy for a project given its particular circumstances.
  • Review contractor plans and schedules to ensure adequacy and reasonableness and compares these plans against the approved project schedule.
  • Integrate contractor plans and/or schedules into the overall project program and/or schedule.
  • Identify schedule trends and advises possible corrective actions.
  • Reports on earned value and actual cost against baselines for individual projects and the portfolio.
  • Ensure project costs are accurately recorded in 1SAP and correspond to the data in P6.
  • Apply Earned Value techniques as appropriate to forecast cost trends across individual projects and overall project portfolio.
  • Compile cost trends and provides advice regarding corrective action.

About You

  • Relevant scheduling qualifications highly desirable
  • Project Management and / Engineering qualifications desirable
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a scheduling role
  • Experience with a large portfolio of diverse multi-disciplined projects
  • Experience in heavy industry / mining industry desirable
  • Experience scheduling projects within an operating environment
  • High proficiency with Primavera software including Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
  • Experience with SAP highly desirable
  • Superior computer skills – using Microsoft Office suite, including expert use of Excel and Project
  • Understanding of planning and scheduling processes and methodologies

How to apply
Please apply online before Tuesday 22 September 2020

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.  

To protect the health and safety of vulnerable persons in line with current Government advice, assessment, you may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 related health assessment.
The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. 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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