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Lead Principal PSD

Date:  14-Sep-2021
Job Posting End Date:  29-Sep-2021;00:59:59GMT
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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

BHP’s Jansen Potash Project, located approximately 140 km east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is the Company’s first and most advanced potash project. Jansen will add diversity and a Canadian presence to our global portfolio. Jansen’s large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4 Mtpa. The Jansen Project is currently in the definition phase, with a Final Investment Decision to be made mid-2021.

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.

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.

About the Role

Do you want to influence key business decisions?  Is being challenged by new ideas and perspectives in an environment where you are valued and respected important to you?  Do you thrive on learning and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders?  Are you interested in joining a world leader in the resource sector?

Then this is an excellent opportunity for you to join BHP's Portfolio Strategy & Development function, operating across disciplines including Decision Evaluation, Strategy & Market Intelligence, Corporate Planning, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions and Innovation.

We are seeking a Lead Principal to lead the Decision Evaluation discipline supporting our Potash business in Saskatoon, Canada.

The purpose of the Decision Evaluation discipline is to lead decision evaluation activities across the Company so that the value of every business decision is clear and well informed.  We achieve this by providing independent, robust and high quality evaluations of planning decisions, capital investments, transactions and commercial opportunities, clearly articulating the risk reward profile for decision makers.  To maximize our influence we operate in a collaborative and commercially astute way. 

Reporting to the Head of PS&D, the Lead Principal will come from a diverse range of backgrounds including consulting, investment banking, planning, corporate finance or engineering. Irrespective of background, they will be able to offer commercial insight, analytical expertise and strategic thinking and have strong communication and influencing skills. Their primary accountabilities will be to support the Potash business by framing, evaluating and clearly communicating the risks and returns for Jansen project optimisation decisions, Potash asset planning, investment decisions and commercial agreements to senior decision-makers.

Potash provides the opportunity for the Lead to make an impact in embedding the Decision Evaluation practice in our newest business and working closely with the Potash Leadership Team and other senior leaders within the Organisation. Working either independently or in cross-functional project, planning or commercial teams, they will be required to influence and challenge thinking, prepare concisely written reports and clearly articulate outputs and insights to senior management and other key stakeholders.

About You

You will have successfully completed a technical or business related undergraduate degree:  a broadening post graduate qualification will be viewed favourably.  Experience within the resources, manufacturing or other process-driven industry would be an advantage but is not essential.

We value diversity in thinking and your career to date will testify to your ability to demonstrate strong critical reasoning skills, quickly grasp technical concepts and apply theories.  You will be able to demonstrate strong business acumen and have demonstrated experience with financial evaluations to support investment decisions. 

Energetic and driven, you work well under pressure, bringing attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple and competing deadlines.  You are able to build rapport and establish credibility through your strong technical ability and engaging style, allowing you to communicate confidently and build strong working relationships. You have a high proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.


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 encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


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.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

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