Superintendent Resource Geology

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

13 May 2019

Date closing

02 June 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

Our Operation

Olympic Dam is unique in many ways.  The deposit is a truly world class IOGC asset comprising Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. Olympic Dam is an underground mine with a combination of FIFO and residential workforce, supported by the Roxby Downs township.

This is an Adelaide based position with site travel required.

About the role

As part of the Planning & Technical Function, the Superintendent Resource Geology supports the Manager Geosciences by working collaboratively with other Planning & Technical departments and Site Operational and Studies teams to support the long-life, low-cost, safe operation of Olympic Dam through exceptional resource estimation and modelling.

In this role you will:
  • Lead mineral resource development planning
  • Review and validate all geological inputs to resource modelling
  • Ensure 3D geological interpretations and estimates deliver the correct technical information to the relevant planning horizon (e.g. five year plan, Study, Life of Asset) on time
  • Develop, deliver and maintain the geological modelling & estimation schedule to deliver fit-for-purpose resource estimates
  • Manage contractors and service providers to develop geological understanding
  • Generate JORC compliant resource reports that support BHP public reporting and internal governance obligations
  • Deliver internal Resource Ranging Analysis and Annual Potential Mineralisation reporting
  • Complete risk assessments and maintain a Technical Risk Register that records appropriate mitigating controls to drive prioritisation of continuous improvement work
  • Effectively communicate risk and uncertainty to stakeholders
  • Prepare and manage Resource Geology business improvement and budget plans
  • Ensure all technical processes are in line with internal Geoscience Standards
  • Ability and willingness to become Competent Person for Mineral Resource reporting at Olympic Dam
  • Establish effective and collaborative interfaces across all internal and external stakeholder groups
  • Develop capability of the Resource Geology team and develop & maintain a Resource Geology competency framework for Olympic Dam
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and support to team members broadly across the Geoscience function
  • Establish a culture of collaborative Continuous Improvement as part of core routines inside of, and with key stakeholders to the Resource Geology team
  • Participate in and coordinate delivery of information to internal and external Mineral Resource governance reviews

About You

  • Experience as a Geology leader in the resource sector with underground experience advantageous
  • Significant experience in 3D geological modelling and linear resource estimation and non-linear resource estimation experience advantageous
  • Strong understanding of technical geological risk, with the ability to ensure geological interpretations and / or estimates are fit-for-purpose and meet stakeholder requirements
  • Proven ability to influence, coach and mentor others and develop and build a cohesive, high-performing team
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage aspects of model planning while engaging with stakeholders to ensure a product is delivered to appropriate timeframes
  • Promote a culture of health and safety
  • Geological modelling experience with Vulcan, Datamine and Leapfrog is highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel to site fortnightly and travel nationally as required

How to apply

Please apply online before 2nd June 2019.

We support flexible work at BHP.  Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.

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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