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Specialist CA Australia

Date:  21-Jul-2021
Job Posting End Date:  03-Aug-2021;00:59:59GMT
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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 the Role

Works to ensure a considered, coordinated and consistent approach to stakeholder communication and engagement for the Australian Petroleum business including internal, external, government and community groups.  Coordinates integration of Corporate Affairs strategies and Stakeholder Engagement plans with Asset and Functional plans and monitor/review for alignemnt with BHP's social value framework.

  • Contribute to the development of the Petroleum Corporate Affairs strategic plan
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the Petroleum Australia Social Investment Plan
  • Contribute to continuously improving social performance in alignment with Company standards and external commitments.
  • Advise CA leadership and Asset team on key social risks to BHP, and contribute to the development of suitable strategies to prevent and mitigate risks.
  • Contribute to the Company-wide issues management process
  • Contributes to community and social performance reporting for Petroleum

About the Role Cont.

  • Contributes to and implements Asset Social Investment Plan, Community Development Management Plan and Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Contributes to the development of social investment budgets
  • Works with potential partners to develop  quality social investment projects and programs designed
  • Regular monitoring of social investment projects to ensure achievement of outcomes to agreed timelines and budgets
  • Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand priority issues and concerns, and ensure complaints are identified and  addressed to enhance BHP’s reputation and standing in the community. 
  • Contribute to communications plans and responses to Community media, investors and other stakeholders as required.
  • Deep interest and experience in community and government engagement strategy and implementation
  • Experience in stakeholder management and planning and ability to collaborate with senior stakeholders across multiple sites / global locations
  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines, establish clear priorities quickly and bring projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Experience in socio-political analysis and gathering research and support for content
  • Understanding of Corporate Affairs and its role in the management of the Company's license to operate
  • Ability to understand broader Corporate Affairs strategy and ensure deliverables are aligned to this strategy

About You

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Master's, MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • 5 +  years' experience in government, public affairs or stakeholder relations, ideally with a focus on corporate affairs for a global energy or natural resources company
  • Knowledge of BHP operations and structure and understanding of the petroleum and resources industry is desired 
  • Recognizes where there may be conflict of priorities and works to reach a solution that benefits both parties
  • Takes action to influence others through the careful preparation of data and the provision of options/choices for discussion
  • Demonstrates a willingess to adapt to new processes and systems within their work
  • Observes the work process to identify new solutions to problems
  • Proactively shares risk information and escalates issues when required to effectively manage risk
  • Promotes the goals of the teams and interacts with members with collective and supportive approch to their attainment
  • Engagemts with stakeholders to build influence and trust in support of business outcomes 
  • Able to identify and analyse simple problems and make recommendations
  • Able to effectively identify or seeks clarity on decisions that can be made and which need to be escalated 

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.


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.

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