Expression of Interest: Saskatchewan Summer Student, Co-op, and Internship Opportunities

Date:  24 Feb 2024
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Job State/Province:  Saskatchewan
Job Location/Region:  Saskatoon

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 Potash

The Jansen project in Saskatchewan, Canada is set to become one of the largest potash mines in the world and is located approximately 140 kilometers east of Saskatoon.

BHP’s CAD$14 billion (US$10.5 billion) investment in the Jansen project will deliver a potash mine in Saskatchewan designed to maximize sustainability. As the largest investment in Saskatchewan’s history, Jansen is expected to generate approximately 5,500 workforce opportunities during construction and 900 long-term roles.

Jansen's construction will take place over several years with first production planned for late 2026. Once fully ramped up, Jansen is expected to have an initial production capacity of approximately 8.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa), with the potential to produce 16 to 17 Mtpa in future stages.


Potash at BHP: Enriched by our experiences




Our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world. This is why we exist as a company and at the heart of this is our people. At BHP, our people work together to learn and embrace new ways to discover their potential and we always put the health and safety of our people first. The history of BHP has shown that teams that are more inclusive and diverse deliver safety benefits, have a better culture and are more productive than other teams. This is an amazing opportunity for a dynamic individual to be a part of something big to work with an innovative, diverse, global team, with evolving and new technology, and playing a pivotal role in building a world class mine and potential new resource pillar for BHP.


Here at BHP Potash, we provide various student work opportunities within our organization. We are eager to hear from driven Canadian students seeking outstanding opportunities to enhance their student work experiences. We highly encourage students studying Engineering, Computer Science, and Business to apply to these positions. Only those students returning to their program after the completion of their work term will qualify.


About the Roles

  • Applies an understanding of engineering-, business-, technology-related terminology, key processes, and activities.
  • Employs specific/relevant discipline expertise and leadership to meet BHP's technical expectations, i.e.
    • Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Mining/Geological, Electrical, Environmental, etc.)
    • Business (Accounting, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, etc.)
    • Technology (Software Development, Cybersecurity, System Programmer, Network Administrator, Infrastructure Architect, etc.)
    • Geosciences (Earth Science, Geology, Geophysics, Environmental Geoscience, etc.)
  • Assesses change impacts to prepare integrated change management plans, manages change readiness and resistance, and upskills leaders and impacted stakeholders in the adoption and successful delivery of the change. 
  • Determines the underlying cause of problems and evaluates multiple solutions to ensure a planned and structured approach to solving complex problems.
  • Identifies, engages, and manages a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identifies and assesses risks, makes risk informed decisions, uses BHP's risk management framework, and builds a risk aware culture to support safe and productive performance outcomes.
  • Sources information, plans and conducts analyses to support evidence-based decision making.

Work Locations

These positions are located at either our Saskatoon office and/or Jansen site. The work schedule for these positions is generally 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday). Hybrid working (flexible, shared workstations and a combination of office and work from home) is standard for BHP.


About You

  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills required.
  • Have a growth mindset and learning agility.
  • Understand stakeholder priorities.
  • Collaborate with key decision makers across the organization to support change.
  • Attention to detail and strong commitment to BHP’s values/purpose.
  • Professional verbal and written communications.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to travel domestically as needed.


Supporting a Diverse Workforce

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 is 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 recognize 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].

At BHP, we aim to unlock the enormous potential that diverse and inclusive teams bring to the workplace, to leave a strong legacy within and beyond our operations for the generations to come.

Based on existing demographics in our Potash project preference in hiring will be given to qualified women and Indigenous peoples who self-identify as such in the application process. This reasonable and justifiable measure has been implemented pursuant to section 56 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, 2018.

The BHP Jansen project marks the largest investment in Saskatchewan’s history, and with that growth will come significant employment opportunities. With first production projected to occur late in 2026, from now until the project fully ramps up there will be significant recruitment requirements over the coming months and years. To find out more about the project, hints and tips on our process, and where a career with BHP Potash can take you, sign up to our talent updates here.