Superintendent NPI Water | Iron Ore | Area C | FIFO | 5:2 / 4:3

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Maintenance, Processing

Date published

03 October 2019

Date closing

13 October 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

Water is a shared resource, with high economic, environmental and social value, and access to water is a basic human right. Water is also essential for our business. Globally, water resources are under increasing pressure from population growth and climate change.

We have an obligation to manage water responsibly and in a way that protects it for the future. In FY2017, BHP began the process to move towards a leadership position on water stewardship, a journey we expect to take five years. By managing water-related risk, improving performance, effectively valuing water in decision-making, leveraging technology and collaborating with others, we will deliver productivity, long-term business resilience and enduring social and environmental outcomes.​

Reporting to the Manager, Maintenance and Water, in the capacity of Superintendent NPI Water, you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of water related infrastructure in the Central Pilbara region to ensure BHPB accountabilities are met with regard to external regulatory and internal water stewardship requirements for the provision of:  
  • Potable drinking water to BHP mining camps and site infrastructure
  • Management of waste water from BHP mining camps
  • Management of process water outside outside of the minegate

This infrastructure currently includes, drinking water source aquifers, borefields, large and small scale potable water treatment plants and storage tanks, various waste water treatment systems, water distribution networks and managed aquifer recharge systems   This key Leadership role will drive the continuous improvement of this diverse and growing portfolio working effectively and collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to:
  • Provide leadership and an overriding commitment to health, safety, risk management, environmental responsibility and sustainable development
  • Ensure high performance (effective and efficient) operations and strategic maintenance of water infrastructure.
  • Ensure that all work management activities are planned and consistent with a defined asset management strategy and executed according to plan.
  • Ensure appropriate governance and regulatory compliance systems and processes are in place and followed
  • Ensure appropriate supply/demand and utilisation forecasting processes are in place for assigned assets
  • Engage with Projects teams to ensure delivery of capital projects  including input into studies, design, execution, commissioning and operational readiness
  • Develop, implement, measure, monitor and improve appropriate performance benchmarks
  • Develop annual Operational expenditure budget and manage costs against agreed  targets
  • Coordinate ancillary contract operations with Operations, Site Management, HR, and Supply

About You

To be successful in this role you will be a highly collaborative and strategically minded leader who possesses either extensive experience in Water Management gained within a Utility or similar environment OR demonstrated leadership capability within BHP and a desire to broaden your expertise and knowledge within our business.   You possess high level influencing and stakeholder engagement skills. You are team oriented and safety focused with a demonstrated track record in working with others to achieve results.  
In addition, we are ideally looking for the following skills and experience:  
  • Degree qualified in  Engineering, Science, Hydrology, Chemistry would be highly regarded
  • Post graduate studies in Water quality or supply systems would be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated operational leadership with the ability to lead a technically qualified teams
  • Sound understanding of risk management, regulatory environment and requirements
  • Extensive Industry experience
  • Demonstrated success managing and driving a complex Infrastructure Portfolio
  • A successful track record leading operational and maintenance resources   
  • Continuous Improvement focus

Mining Area C You will be based at our ‘Area C’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out 5:2 / 4:3 roster.  Our Area C mine is located approximately 100kms North West of Newman, West Australia. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.  

Remuneration and Benefits
Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.

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.
Reference Number – #WALI 103440
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.

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