Environment Technician Roles | South Australia | Commencing January 2024

Date:  17 Nov 2023
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Job State/Province:  South Australia
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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


We currently have an exciting opportunity for environmental professionals to join the new South Australia (SA) Copper Asset HSE team as an Environment Technician.


Reporting to the Environment Operations Superintendent, the Environment Technician is responsible for carrying out the practical field work components of the Environment Management System. Assists with data entry, quality assurance and reporting. Engages and supports line management for environment risk assessments, site inspections, event investigation, field leadership and compliance


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day
  • Undertake remote and local field work to collect environmental monitoring data such as weed mapping and spraying, local aquifer and GAB water monitoring, flora and fauna monitoring and feral animal management.
  • Undertake assigned tasks in accordance with 1SAP Work Management process
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Participate in workplace investigations as required.
  • Maintain strong working relationship with relevant external and internal stakeholders to achieve required environmental outcomes.




We are seeking to fill roles within BHPs new and exciting South Australian Copper Asset at Olympic Dam and Prominent Hill.


FIFO rosters (7/7) will be available across all sites, as well as residential roles for Olympic Dam. Flexible work options will be considered.



Roxby Downs is located about 560 kilometres north of Adelaide (about 1 hr flight to the Olympic Dam Airport). With a population of 4,500 Roxby Downs offer a community lifestyle with all the necessities you wish such as school, pool, art gallery, cinema, community library, community centre, sports club etc.

To get a taste of what it’s like working at one of our sites, meet some of our Olympic Dam team, click here.


The Olympic Dam mine is a large poly-metallic underground mine located in South Australia, 550 km NNW of Adelaide. It is the fourth largest copper deposit and the largest known single deposit of uranium in the world
The Prominent Hill mine is a major copper, silver, and gold mine in northwest South Australia, 130 km south-east of Coober Pedy and 130km north-west of Olympic Dam.

About You


  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Adhere to and demonstrate BHP Charter Values.
  • Experience or qualification in Environmental subject is desirable 
  • Experience in collecting and reporting environmental monitoring and performance data.
  • You will be able to work as part of a team but also be comfortable working autonomously when required and make informed decisions. 
  • You will be motivated by a fast paced environment and the opportunity to problem solve and drive positive change.
  • 4WD capabilities or willingness to learn


About Our Process 


At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 


If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].