Superintendent Development

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

27 November 2019

Date closing

11 December 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.

Our Operations

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities. Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on an 8/6 roster with residential or FIFO options available. 

About the role

Reporting to the Manager Mine Development, this position is responsible for the management, leadership and coordination of activities within the Development team. This includes safety, production, quality, cost control, people, communication, and achievement of department targets.

The Superintendent Development will take on responsibility for primarily face-advance and associated remediation work, performing a span of control role by leading a sizeable team, in operating the development plant, equipment and infrastructure.

In this role you will:
  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership’
  • Develop and foster a positive culture within the mine development team;
  • Coordinate and communicate development activities in line with department targets;
  • Oversee compliance with operating standards, procedures, work instructions and defined processes to achieve optimal outcomes; and
  • Build cross-functional relationships with the Operational sub-functions and interact with Planning teams.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering (mandatory)
  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency (highly regarded).
  • 5+ years working experience in an underground hard rock mining environment
  • Previous management experience demonstrating inclusive leadership style
  • Strong focus and commitment to upholding operating disciplines
  • Clear communication skills to effectively engage internal and external stakeholders, influencing and driving decision makers to ensure deadlines are met
Interest from Senior Mining Engineers looking to transition into Development Operations will be highly regarded. 

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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