Principal Ethics & Investigations

Date:  21 Mar 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.

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.


This role requires you to be present at the Saskatoon Office at least 60% of the time. If you are not located in Saskatoon, you will be responsible for commuting and accommodation.


Reporting to the Manager of Ethics & Investigations Americas, the Principal Ethics & Investigations Potash is primarily responsible for conducting specialized investigations as a key member of BHP’s Global Response and Investigation team (RIT) within Ethics and Investigations in North America, specifically Potash (Canada).  


The incumbent will investigate Category A matters (Fraud, Corruption, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Aggression, Retaliation, among others) in accordance with the RIT Investigation Framework.  


This role will be responsible for providing support to line leaders and contractors on Non-Category A workplace investigations assigned to Employee Relations. 


This role provides support to the business and different areas regarding Ethical Behavior, BHP Code of Conduct, Charter Values, Policies, etc. A major responsibility will be to develop, advise and support training, workshops, and campaigns to the business on Ethics & Investigations. 

About the Role

Core accountabilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Leading Category A investigations 
    • Analyzing evidence and conducting interviews with reporter, respondent, and relevant parties, to then engage, provide recommendations, and inform stakeholders
    • Exercising judgment and applying technical knowledge to determine if allegations of serious misconduct are legitimate
    • Working closely with the investigation support team and the Support Line
    • Preparing supporting documentation for investigations, including records of witness, forensic review, electronic communications, and investigation reports
    • Supporting legal matters regarding investigations, disciplinary sanctions, and/or testimony on trial
  • Exhibiting continuous awareness of BHP’s Charter Values and Code of Conduct within the company (trainings, workshops, seminars, etc.)
  • Supporting continuous engagement and collaboration with key stakeholders (Human Resources, Employee Relations, Health Safety & Environment, Corporate Affairs, contractors, etc.)
  • Supporting key projects to increase the human-centricity of the Company’s response to various forms of unethical conduct, including alternative resolution options, and other innovative responses
  • Providing advice to senior leaders and engaging with stakeholders directly relating to Ethics & Investigations and Code of Conduct issues in Canada
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders in Non-Category A workplace investigation cases assigned to Employee Relations
    • Providing support and advice on BHP processes and options for investigative and non-investigative pathway
    • Proactively supporting and developing line leader capability in workplace investigations
  • Providing local and relevant knowledge to support Ethics Support Services in delivering key deliverables

About You

As an effective communicator, you will bring professionalism and a strong ability to build and maintain stakeholder relationships. You are skilled at managing interpersonal conflicts, high conflict personalities and situations.



  • You hold professional qualifications in law, investigations, accounting, Employee or Labour Relations, Human Resources or related fields (or extensive relevant equivalent experience).


Pivotal Experiences for the role:

  • At least 4-5 years experience in legal or workplace investigations, litigation, or compliance
  • Experience in managing workplace disputes and investigations
  • Experience handling and managing matters of confidential nature as well as sensitive information
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, advisory and influencing with relevant stakeholder groups
  • Functional capability in legal and ethical conduct
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - confident, clear, and succinct
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Ability to work autonomously but also works effectively within a team and is a positive contribution to the team
  • Able to successfully engage with people from different cultures/backgrounds to build trusted relationships 
  • Ability to navigate through complex matters and help others understand key issues
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to inclusion and diversity objectives and human rights
  • Strategy and policy development skills, with the ability to quickly respond to public sentiment and drive change 

Application Deadline

This posting will be active until 11:59pm CST on April 12, 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. 

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 are an Equal Opportunity employer and 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.