Technical Maritime Executive

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Asia Pacific



Work type

Full Time

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Date published

11 October 2019

Date closing

21 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

The Technical Maritime Executive provides maritime technical expertise, ensures that optimal maritime solutions are delivered to the business, and all maritime operations are conducted in accordance with organisational and industry requirements and BHP’s reputation is protected.

Accountabilities include:

  • Provide maritime technical advice and support in respect of port, terminal and vessel/shore compatibility information.

  • Shore team advisory act as vessel/shore interface.

  • Provide technical advice and constraints in modelling, optimisation, strategy, chartering, operations and contracting.

  • Cargo quantity and quality survey techniques, and expertise in handling of dangerous goods.

  • Promote relationships with relevant industry bodies to share best practices, positively influence implementation of safety standards and provide information to the business on initiatives, standards and regulations.

  • Provide data support and management information to regular forums, i.e. Monthly operations meeting.

  • Collaborate with the business on definition and alignment of product research and testing strategies.

  • Participation in studies and research that involve commodities that are or will be shipped by BHP. Provide technical response to study/research and evaluate outcome impacts on BHP portfolio.

  • Support industry led research projects with maritime consultancies and universities in the area of renewable fuels and emission reduction.

  • Support the path to compliance with IMO regulations.

About You

A background in naval engineering or naval architecture would be highly regarded, along with:

  • Vessel technology (PMS, mooring, engine, etc.)

  • Port and terminal systems and technology (loading, unloading, etc.)

  • Emerging technologies, i.e. AI, IoT, distributed ledger application in Maritime

  • Shipping value chain systems and process design

  • Maritime code and regulation compliance obligations

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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