Superintendent 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 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:  
  • Responsible for ensuring that adequate land owner/user identification and analysis of environmental restrictions for each project is performed as earliest as possible, in order to update Land Access section in Project Cards.
  • Ensure land user search is confirmed through field reconnaissance validation.
  • Prepare stakeholder engagement plans and ensure ongoing relationships with key stakeholders
  • Maintain permanent collaboration and aligned with Corporate Affairs and HSE
  • Prepare commercial envelopes for negotiation with land owners/users
  • Lead land owners/users engagement, including negotiation
  • Ensures governance requirements and BHP standards are met to prevent  compliance incidents.
  • Ensure that baseline studies of archaeology, flora and fauna are performed before land disturbance.
  • Monitor performance of environmental procedures and critical controls.
  • Define rehabilitation requirements that meet land owners/users expectations and undertake rehabilitation inspections.

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 ten years in community and environmental related roles.
  • At least five years working in high complex risk environments.
  • At least five years working in the resources sector (desirable experience in mining/exploration)
  • Highly developed leadership skills.
  • Flexibility to work with diverse teams.
  • Spanish and English written and spoken.
  • Knowledge on how to work in the ArcGis environment

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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