Specialist Landform Planning and Design | Iron Ore | Perth | Residential | Monday - Friday

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

24 October 2019

Date closing

21 November 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

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About the role

The Landform Planning Specialist will be responsible for leading excellence in mine planning in the area of final landform design. Based in the BHP Minerals Australia Closure Planning team the role will support the WAIO business and has access to some of the industry's best people as well as being part of a results-oriented and performance-focused team with accountability across the Australian BHP commodities.

The Landform Planning Specialist champions the design of closure landforms for progressive rehabilitation that integrate effectively with Life of Asset mine plans. In doing so they translate long term Closure strategies into near term outcomes to achieve the optimal balance of value and risk. The role leads the development of the landform design processes and final landform design criteria. They manage technical studies such as waste rock dump erosion modelling, external research, and pilot projects. This position is based in Perth on a Monday to Friday roster with some site travel.

Your responsibilities
  • Deliver Closure landform designs (waste rock dumps, problematic waste encapsulation, mine voids and surface water management) suitable for progressive execution over the life of mine to meet post closure objectives.
  • Advise and design guidance to the business (including mining engineers, project engineers and HSE specialists) to ensure operational mine plans and projects (short and long term) deliver closure outcomes.
  • Develop and improve design parameters for landform slopes including surface water management by advancing our understanding of available construction materials including overburden, topsoil and rock.
  • Design and deliver programs of testing, modelling and monitoring to study landform performance.
  • Maintain and improve landform design guidance used for Strategic and Tactical plans and executable rehabilitation designs.
  • Implement Management of Change to support embedding continuous improvements in the planning, design and execution of closure landforms.
  • Provide inputs and support to Closure Planning processes and projects. 

About You

  • This role would suit a high-performing technical Engineer with proven expertise in landform design.
  • To be set up for success in this role will possess first-rate communication skills across all forms of technology and in person and are comfortable leading change.
  • You’ll enjoy sharing your knowledge and support the development of your colleagues.
  • Tertiary qualifications and capability highly regarded.  

Perth - City Square
You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.

Reference Number – 105881  
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.

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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