Specialist PC&P

Date:  Nov 20, 2023
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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.


The Specialist PC&P, provides technical expertise in the development of contract strategies, tendering and award of contracts, planning, administration and management of contracts, review, analysis, negotiation and settlement of claims, and close out of contracts supporting the Jansen Port & Rail portfolio. This role will develop strong relationships with regional counterparts, internal and external stakeholders, joint venture partners and society more broadly. Additionally, the role will be committed to exploring and developing opportunities to increase local content and will have an overriding commitment to deliver value to the communities in which we operate.

About the Role

In this role, you will:

  • Manages multiple stakeholder relationships, and provide support and facilitates the interface with Studies, Delivery, Supply, Projects Services, Legal, and other Functions.
  • Leads and influences the selection and implementation of commercial models and pricing methods in support of various project delivery models, in consideration of the respective associated risks and opportunities;
  • Successfully maintains the interface with Procurement and Purchasing sub-functions in establishing and executing Projects Commercial strategies.
  • Understands local market conditions to meet individual project portfolio requirements; Ensuring that market engagement is planned and executed to meet its Project Key Value Drivers;
  • Ensures the provision of appropriately skilled contracts and procurement resources to achieve the portfolio integrated scope, cost & schedule requirements;
  • Manages Total Cost of Ownership awareness in project contracts and procurement activities. Looking for the best solution for the business.
  • Manages contractor and contract performance, monitoring and reporting (KPI reporting, spend analytics, contract variations incl. claims management); Taking responsibility for and providing leadership on claims prevention, assessment, negotiation and resolution by applying expert commercial and contractual knowledge and advice.
  • Applies sound commercial judgement around application of contractual terms and conditions to ensure the contractors performs their obligations under the contract and promote a strong relationship with our contractors;
  • Dedication to continuous growth and improvement of the whole PC team, focused on execution of the Business Plan and Focus Areas each year.
  • Develops safe project delivery and contractor performance strategies to maximize portfolio value and enhance improvement and innovation.
  • Manages contract estimation and analysis of contract performance to maximize operational and financial performance, and mitigate exposure and risk.
  • Evaluates risk profiles, project drivers, and contracting options to inform the development of contracting strategies, and contracts in alignment with project execution strategies. 
  • Manages contract execution and analysis to maximize operational and financial performance and mitigate exposure and risk. 

About You

  • Relevant experience in an Engineering discipline (s), Construction Management, Economics, Quantity Surveying, Supply Chain, or Legal (Construction Law)
  • 5+ years' experience in Contract Management on Capital Projects
  • Proven track record for tendering and negotiating large and complex construction contracts within the mining sector;
  • Extensive project experience and knowledge in contract formation and contract administration required;
  • Contract management - formation through post award management in the home office and in the field (at the jobsite), claims assessment and management;
  • Ability to interface in a global setting across the BHP Projects Commercial organization.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and 365).

Application Deadline

This posting will be active until 11:59pm CST on December 4, 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. 


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 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].