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Senior Structural Engineer I Nickel West I Kwinana I 5:2

Date:  22-Jul-2021
Job Posting End Date:  04-Aug-2021;11:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Perth

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 Nickel West


Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana. 


A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.  


Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future. 


About the Role


Nickel West have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Structural Engineer to join their business with the role being based in Kwinana. 


You will provide technical expertise and oversight on defect registers and structural integrity and play an important role in the continuous improvement of this area.


In this role you will be responsible for:



  • Providing technical expertise to a broad range of stakeholders including the Structural Integrity, Production and Maintenance teams in both planned and breakdown environments
  • Ensuring conformance with the company’s charter, code of conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • Have an understanding of key legal and regulatory risks
  • Maintain and provide expertise for Structural integrity and fixed crane management systems and defect registers.
  • Provide support during the execution phase, responding to technical enquires, providing assessments and repair scopes and providing quality assurance.
  • Continuously improve standards, creating new standards when required and ensure implementation across the business


About You


To be successful in this role you will have highly developed written and verbal communication skills, and be able to deal with stakeholders at all business levels.


You will be able to establish credibility through your expert technical ability and have a passion for excellence. You will embody a safety culture in your work and have a strong improvement focus.


In addition, we will be looking for candidates with the following skills:


  • Degree in Structural Engineering
  • Experience with design, assessment and repair of steel structures.




  • Experience in FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software and design (eg. Solidworks).
  • Experience with Fixed Cranes.
  • Experience in Structural Integrity programs and management of defect registers.
  • Experience with paint and surface coatings/ Experience with scaffolding design and systems.
  • Experience with structural inspection and auditing.
  • Member of Engineers Australia highly advantageous.




Located 30 kilometres south of the Perth, the Nickel West Kwinana produces nickel briquettes and nickel powder.  While many employees live in Perth, Fremantle and Mandurah, the Kwinana region is a thriving coastal township with three public beaches, excellent schools, modern shopping facilities and a wide variety of housing options.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Kwinana is a smoke free operation. 

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.


Reference Number – 39781


  • You may be requested to complete a video assessment as part of the initial recruitment process
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.

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