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Principal Engineer - Water | Brisbane

Date:  07-Apr-2021
Job Posting End Date:  17-Apr-2021;11:59:59GMT
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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


Based in our Brisbane office with the option of flexible working arrangements, a unique opportunity has arisen for a Principal Engineer Water to provide technical leadership in Surface Water (SW) engineering to a team of water planning professionals and the broader coal business.  You will leverage SW Engineering capability to calculate model uncertainty, identify risks and incorporate climate change.

Reporting to the Water Planning Superintendent you will: 

•    Identify opportunities for innovation and advancement in Surface Water Engineering
•    Maintain technical expertise and participate in technical working groups
•    Support water planners as required to provide expert guidance and input to Engineering projects
•    Coach and mentor those undertaking technical studies and conceptual designs and undertake technical reviews
•    Manage Surface Water flood models and update process
•    Prepare conceptual designs for water management infrastructure
•    Identify and develop engineering tools and work instructions
•    Incorporate climate change to Surface Water Models and maintain the Surface Water Climate Change guideline
•    Participate in risk assessments and identify and develop tools for quantifying water risks and water value
•    Leverage in-house Surface Water Engineering capability to reduce overall consultant spend
•    Identify and lead improvement initiatives
•    Engaging with and managing external consultants and stakeholders


Come and join this dynamic, supportive and inclusive team who approach challenges as opportunities to improve together.

About You


As a subject matter expert in your field you will leverage off your prior experience and genuine passion for water management, imparting your technical ‘know how’ and expertise to build team capability. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to influence and build relationships effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

A tertiary qualification in engineering preferably within a water related discipline will be highly regarded as will experience within the mining industry. You will be CPEng certified or eligible to apply for RPEQ. A C-Class driver’s license will be a mandatory requirement for this position.

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 we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. 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.



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