Principal Engineering Systems

Date:  13-May-2022
Job Posting End Date:  30-May-2022;01:59:59GMT
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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 BHP’s first and most advanced potash project. Jansen will add diversity and a Canadian presence to BHP’s global portfolio. Jansen’s large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4.35 Mtpa. The BHP Board has recently sanctioned Jansen Project (Stage 1), with a US $5.7 billion investment. The project is now entering the construction phase, with the first potash expected in 2027.


The Principal Engineering Systems will provide leadership and support to the Jansen Project and Operations for the ongoing development, embedment, and governance of the digital strategy. This role will provide technical expertise and be instrumental in the transition of the engineering systems and data from the project to operations. This role will be responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and governing engineering systems and processes which provide timely access to correct and complete documents and data.

About the Role

In this role, you will:

  • Work with BHP’s Manager Digital Systems, assist with the ongoing enrichment and embedment of the established Owner's Engineering Information Management (EIM) Strategy to ensure that the right data is provided to the right people at the right time
  • Institute robust data governance structures and processes to ensure that Jansen data is being appropriately managed including responsibility for compliance audits of engineering service providers
  • Oversee change management and control processes with respect to engineering systems
  • Continue to evolve and maintain BHP standard and governing documents to support robust business processes for the digital strategy and BHP Operations
  • Ensure appropriate contractual terms and conditions, governing data and attribution requirements are included in contracts with engineering service providers, contractors, and suppliers
  • Support execution of the project and handover of deliverables, data, and systems from the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) to BHP Operations


About the Role (cont'd)

  • Contribute to the concurrent engineering strategy for use of the SmartPlant suite of tools both during execution and operations
  • Work with key operational, maintenance and project stakeholders to determine, define, and implement system integrations that leverage the SPO database such as integration with SAP and other operational systems
  • Work with our engineering service providers to manage the successful handover of project data
  • Lead the requirements gathering and management for ongoing administration and enhancement of SmartPlant Owner Operator (SPO) for Jansen’s operations
  • Lead system upgrades
  • Champion the embedment of SPO at site through communication, training, and system optimization
  • Prepare SPO training materials and train end users to effectively access the system
  • Identify strategies for reuse of Jansen Stage 1 engineering information and data
  • Identify, engage, and manage a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders 
  • Strive to achieve 100% safety, 100% customer value and 0% waste 

About You

  • Degree or diploma in engineering, or another relevant field with experience in Engineering Information Management, SmartPlant Systems, Other Engineering Systems
  • Relevant experience in a technical field
  • Must have relevant experience in the capabilities and deployment of SmartPlant suite of tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data and deliverable management
  • High level of business acumen, with a deep understanding of the operating model and interaction between processes, systems and people for Projects, Engineering and Operations.
  • Capital project and operational experience managing engineering data and information through the entire lifecycle
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong ability to communicate effectively
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or the equivalent is considered an asset

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.

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.