Principal Asset Performance Management

Date:  10 Jul 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. To find out more about Potash and the Jansen project, click here.


As part of the Maintenance and Engineering Centre of Excellence (MECoE) Maintenance Strategy and Governance team, the Principal Asset Performance Management delivers value through optimization of maintenance strategies and reliability improvements, working closely with the site-based reliability and maintenance teams to achieve exceptional performance today and tomorrow for the Asset we support. The Principal Asset Performance Management is a key role, globally driving the synergies between multiple BHP operations, functions and Assets. This role will ensure that we have a common approach for managing our mining plant and equipment, in line with our long-term plans. 

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager MECoE Potash, the Principal Asset Management will have these key accountabilities:


  • Implement and manage Asset Performance Management (APM) software. 
  • Governance and functional guidance to the company in the processes of APM Asset Strategy Development and its utilization.
  • Deliver the APM capability development program in the MECoE and the business for the core pillars of strategy development, defect elimination, asset health policies and asset reliability analysis.
  • Provide training to MECoE and business leaders in the proper utilization of APM modules.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency of APM work processes.
  • Develop continuous improvement initiatives to ensure APM remains 'fit for purpose'.
  • Stay abreast and communicate properly changes and improvements to the APM Product and provide recommendations for updates and inclusion of improvements.
  • Manage communications with the APM product managers.
  • Determine the underlying cause of problems and evaluate multiple solutions to ensure a planned and structured approach to solving complex organizational or asset problems.
  • Source information, plans and conducts analyses to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Identify safety improvements and conducting field leadership activities.
  • Communicate effectively with technical and operational stakeholders to drive improvement project outcomes.
  • Promote a defect elimination culture by example and optimizing maintenance by eliminating defects & waste.
  • Identify and providing guidance to close technical capability gaps, to drive improved asset performance.

About You

As a successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • Tertiary or trade qualifications with proven practical and/or consulting experience in the Asset Performance Management software and a deep knowledge of asset management, including Root Cause Analysis, Route Cause Management, Failure Mods, Effect Analysis, Asset Strategy Management and Asset Strategy Implementation.
  • Proven experience in APM system implementation, Management of Change processes, strong interpersonal skills, ability to influence, building relationships with different departments, disciplines and at all levels.
  • Previous exposure to Equipment Maintenance in mining, oil and gas and/or potash industries is advantageous
  • You are a team player who promotes and supports workplace diversity, has a strong focus on safety continuous improvement and are passionate about delivering extraordinary results. Your leadership shadow will cast positively across the team, foster a safe workplace and drive innovation. 
  • You will play a key role in developing our team’s capability via coaching and mentoring.

As part of a small team the success of the role will be underpinned through supporting diversity of thought and collaboration. Thus, we encourage individuals from all industries to apply. There may be a requirement to undergo a one-time 2-4 weeks' off-site training. The incumbent should be able to travel on a short notice.  

Work Location

Downtown, Saskatoon office. 40 hours per week. Hybrid working (flexible, shared workstations and a combination of office and work from home) is standard for BHP. Occasional travel to site is required as the role demands. 

Application Deadline

This posting will be active until 11:59pm CST July 24, 2024.

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. The outcome of these checks is not determinative of whether or not BHP decides to make an offer of employment.

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 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.