Date:  9 Jul 2024
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Job State/Province:  Queensland
Job Location/Region:  Brisbane

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

PTE Geoscience is accountable for creating long-term value for Coal through discovery and geo-scientific understanding of mineral inventory; brownfield exploration; creation and maintenance of medium and long-term plans and technical stewardship.

The role, whilst having input the strategy of the function, focuses on the execution of Coal strategy, planning and data acquisition by ensuring the provision of timely, fit-for-purpose, well communicated, geological data and processing, interpretation, technical evaluations, reporting, and Coal quality testing and sample management for Coal exploration and mine planning, project development, and mine operations.

You will also be responsible for:


  • Providing exploration plan, appraisal and technical evaluation to obtain adequate level of resource definition
  • Delivery of fit for purpose geological data, processing and interpretation to increase resource knowledge 
  • Identify and manage resource risks on operating mines and undeveloped tenements to an acceptable level
  • Provide support to mine site to meet productivity/cost targets


About You

We have a strong focus on finding individuals with the right values, leadership and communication skills. Your interpersonal skills will foster collaborative working relationships and your ability to consolidate and analyse information will provide critical thinking and a solution-focused attitude.

You will have access to technology that will enable you to work flexibly, which is key to BHP’s success in addressing the requirements of a diverse workforce. 

Key requirements include:


  • BSc. in Geology
  • 5+ years Mine Geologist and/or exploration experience (coal experience highly regarded)
  • Experience with exploration planning and project management of exploration programmes including exposure to exploration regulatory frameworks in Queensland
  • Experience with geological databases and the interpretation and technical evaluation of geological datasets
  • Exposure to resource range analysis and/or resource estimation processes 
  • Vulcan geological modelling exposure highly regarded as the ability to interrogate geological models is a key component of role
  • Proficiency in Arc GIS and spatial mapping platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the Bowen Basin Coal Deposits would be highly regarded as would deep knowledge of coal deposit genesis theories and understanding of coal beneficiation process and laboratory analysis for coal quality and washability characterisation

You will also have strong problem solving and negotiation skills; attention to detail with a curious mindset; ability to plan and execute work independently; ability to turn data into technical information and communicate to other areas of the business; ability to communicate appropriately to all levels of hierarchy within the business; capacity for independent decision making. 

Location: Brisbane with ad hoc site travel.


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. 


Please note as part of this recruitment process the successful applicant will need to conduct a Queensland legislated coal mine workers’ health assessment.


From 1 April 2023, ResHealth will be mandatory for the completion of coal mine workers’ health assessments, allowing you to submit, monitor and review the progress of your health assessment in a secure online environment.

For more information please go to the ResHealth website.

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].