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Lead Engineer Project Development

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Disciplines: Mining Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Brisbane

Type: N/A

Posted: 02/11/2019

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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

Reporting to the Superintendent Projects, this role will see you lead a team and provide functional expertise to drive world class delivery of the Earth Moving Equipment (EME) portfolio across all the BMA Operations (including all mining equipment, from shovels, trucks, diggers and all ancillary equipment). This role coordinates the EME portfolio and plans the replacement or new purchases of all EME capital purchases, including reviewing business cases and ensuring they are matched with the market conditions and business requirements. 

You will be responsible for scheduling and prioritizing EME replacements in the 5 year plan and 2 year budget and initiating project contracts and sourcing strategic solutions for Engineering Projects. You will lead the strategic sourcing and scheduling for the BMA portfolio of EME and also lead initiatives improving project management and cross functional engagements and alignment.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead your team in the delivery of safe work practices that comply with the sites Safety and Health Management System (SHMS).
  • Responsible for the overarching procurement and Project Management strategy of the BMA EME portfolio, including the review of supplier performance, relationships and trading terms;
  • Provide up to date capital and operating spend analysis and improvement recommendations to leadership;
  • Identify and minimize potential commercial risk in line with capital budget;
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure capital forecasting is available and reviewed to drive the best outcome;
  • Challenge and coach a high performing team through KPI/objective setting and development as well as mentoring;
  • Assure the BMA EME 5 year capital plan and the development of the 2 year capital budget for the sites;
  • Oversee feasibility studies, cost-benefits analyses, impact assessments and project business cases to obtain the required project approvals; 
  • Ensure compliance to Engineering Standards for all newly procured plant and equipment across the operation;
  • Ensure all purchases are aligned to the BMA Standardization agenda;
  • Drive continuous improvement;
  • Thorough understanding of the supply chain constraints and bottlenecks and the ability to deliver projects that are aligned with the medium to major project management framework.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be an effective leader and a collaborative communicator with the ability to manage multiple business priorities simultaneously. Strong interpersonal skills are essential, allowing you to influence while also enabling you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels. You will have the ability to manage stakeholders across multiple geographical regions and thrive in ambiguous environments. You will be action oriented and strategically focused with superior problem solving, decision making and influencing skills.

You will have a detailed understanding of project management, engineering principles, standards and processes. You will need to be tertiary qualified in Engineering or have equivalent trade and industry experience to support the technical support requirements of the role as well as strong mentoring skills. Mining industry and SAP experience will be an advantage. 

Supporting a diverse workforce

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.