Specialist Mining Engineer | Mt Arthur Coal

Date:  24 May 2024
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Job State/Province:  New South Wales
Job Location/Region:  Hunter Valley



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



We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Mining Engineer who can contribute to mine planning in a large, complex, open-cut truck and shovel operation at our Mt Arthur Mine Site in the Hunter Valley Region.

The Specialist Mining Engineer role is a pivotal position within the Mine Planning team at Mt Arthur as you provide safe and efficient designs, schedules and project management to support the operational and functional teams through execution of the mine plan.

This is a full-time role located in the beautiful Hunter Valley. This is your opportunity to have a rewarding career based in a sought after lifestyle location.


Your main responsibilities:

  • Design safe and efficient excavation and dump designs.
  • Develop efficient mine schedules.
  • Manage different projects related to mine planning and interacting with different stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain relationships with different teams throughout Mt Arthur to deliver key schedule and planning objectives.
  • Effectively communicate mine planning and project outputs to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Pursue continuous improvement opportunities throughout your day-to-day work.
  • Complete reconciliations to ensure accuracy in your work.
  • Manage risk through the application of geotechnical controls in both design and scheduling.

About You



You will have a tertiary qualification in Mining/Civil Engineering or Geology with the relevant experience in an open cut mining operation, preferably coal.

Working knowledge of Vulcan, Deswik and/or Spry software is essential.

Due to the nature of this role your people and communication skills are of the upmost. You will be required to liaise, negotiate and influence a range of internal and external stakeholders.

On offer to you:

You will benefit from a rewarding career path, an excellent remuneration package inclusive of competitive salary, flexible work arrangements, performance bonus, employee share options and a relocation package to take up a residential role in the Hunter Valley. 


How to Apply


Please apply before 25th June 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. 

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


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.


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].