Superintendent Production Engineering | Leinster

Date:  20 Nov 2023
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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.


As 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


Reporting to the Manager Technical Services - Leinster, this an ideal opportunity for a Superintendent to lead and develop technical engineering disciplines within the team. The Leinster Underground Operation consists of a newly established block cave and sublevel cave in addition to future underground options. The role involves leading a team of engineers to establish and embed best practice methods for underground drill and blast.


As an inclusive and effective leader, you will be charged to develop and sustain the culture and capability of the team. You will lead the team to operate in a climate of continuous improvement, being accountable and ensuring that all work is aligned with business-critical success factors. Core to your role is ensuring that all your team members feel safe, valued and connected to our purpose.


 As the Superintendent Production Engineering, you will: 


  • Ensure an engaged, inclusive and diverse culture, where everyone is motivated to work at their full potential
  • Manage performance targets and plans to deliver on site production requirements
  • Ensure disciplined application of the BHP Operating System, standards, processes and systems, including risk management.
  • Build cross-functional relationships with the operational sub-functions to support the delivery of production.
  • Play an active role in drill and blast contract management.


 This role is fly-in fly-out from Perth to Leinster on a 5/3/4/2 roster, with flexibility available.

About You


It is Important to us is that you are a forward-thinking leader with a strong focus on safety, inclusion and diversity, productivity and maximising the benefit of technology. You will have prior or transferrable experience with production practices in underground drilling, blasting and production scheduling preferably in an underground hard rock mining environment.


You will also be a performance and achievement oriented professional, who is motivated by exceeding expectations and providing excellent results.


 To be successful in this role, you will have: 


  • Experience in Drill & Blast Engineering, with deep technical knowledge including QA/QC practices
  • Experience in hard rock underground mining operations desired but not essential
  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering, a related discipline, or suitable industry experience
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills are required to influence stakeholders in the delivery of positive business outcomes
  • Strong analytical skills to review information, problem solve and influence stakeholders
  • Previous experience in successfully leading and mentoring multi-disciplinary diverse teams coupled with strong operational discipline is highly desirable for this role.


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].