Senior Process Safety Engineer | Olympic Dam | Adelaide

Date:  20 Nov 2023
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Job State/Province:  South Australia
Job Location/Region:  Adelaide



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


Supporting the Superintendent Process Safety, this role provides Process Safety expertise within BHP Olympic Dam’s Surface Planning and Development Team. 


This role will be based in Adelaide with regular travel to site.


You will be part of a team that provides technical input to manage the Major Hazard Facility risk profile and partners with the operation to enable improved safety and production outcomes.  Your expertise in this field will allow you to provide technical guidance and mentorship to developing engineers along with being the senior point of reference for the broader business in this space.


Your competence and ability to work independently will allow you to autonomously deliver on complex problem-solving and provision of solutions.



You will also:

  • Support continuous improvement and embedment of a Process Safety facing culture within the operation, from front line to executive level
  • Ensure process safety risks are identified, assessed and managed according to BHP standards, procedures and systems
  • Provide day-to-day Process Safety support to operations and project teams, including process safety event reviews and participation in risk assessments and Safety in Design activities
  • Support the implementation of elements of the Olympic Dam Process Safety Management framework, including verification activities
  • Contribute to the Major Hazard Facility Safety Assessment, including development of Process Hazard Analysis bowtie risk assessments
  • Support the development and implementation of Process Safety improvement initiatives as part of Olympic Dam’s Process Safety program of works
  • Support the Superintendent through the coordination and delivery of work amongst the team

About You


  • Tertiary qualifications in Process or Chemical Engineering (or an aligned discipline)
  • Significant operational and/or design engineering experience in the Chemical, Petroleum or Mining industries
  • Experience working within a Major Hazard Facility, with exposure to a Process Safety Management framework
  • Experience in applying risk management techniques and Process Safety concepts to support Process Safety risk identification, prevention and mitigation, including facilitation of risk assessments
  • Exposure to Process Hazard Analysis studies, Consequence Modelling and/or Functional Safety activities, preferably with experience as a trained HAZOP Leader
  • The proven ability to support and develop a small technical team
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in analysing a diverse range of information for troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, with experience in working with both technical and non-technical stakeholders

How to Apply


Please apply before 3 December 2023


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. 

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Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  


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’s 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 recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


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