Geotechnical Engineer II | WAIO | Area C & South Flank| FIFO | 8:6

Location:Western Australia
Job Type:Full Time

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 have two roles available for a talented Geotechnical Engineer to join a growing and thriving business
  • Great family friendly roster 8 days on 6 days off
Reporting to the Lead Engineer, the role of Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for providing geotechnical services to the business, which will incorporate the following:
  • All aspects of day-to-day slope design implementation
  • Geotechnical pit inspections and hazard management
  • Geotechnical monitoring systems installation, maintenance and interpretation (radar and prisms)
  • Support and improvement of the geotechnical engineering systems through cross-collaborative engagement with key stakeholders.
This diverse range of work will see you positively influence business decisions and will require a focus on delivering value, clear decision-making skills, technical excellence and strong collaboration skills.This role will be a fly in – fly out role to our operations in the Pilbara. The role will be primarily based at Area C (MAC), also supporting both Yandi and South Flank operations.

About You

We are focused on finding candidates with the right values, leadership, and communication skills. Your superior stakeholder engagement will foster collaborative working relationships across our Geoscience, Engineering, Studies and Operational Teams. In addition to demonstrated leadership capability, you will have the skills and knowledge to provide critical thinking and a solution-focussed attitude.The ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and organisational levels to create buy-in and influence outcomes will be highly regarded. A passion for continuous improvement will contribute to the identification, development and implementation of improvement opportunities. In addition, you will ideally possess the following:
  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering and / or Geoscience, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in a geotechnical engineering position
  • Resource industry and site based geotechnical experience
  • Geotechnical open cut mine design experience
  • Capability with a Mining CAD package (such as Vulcan)
  • Capability with geotechnical engineering software


You will be based at our ‘Area C’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out 8:6 roster. Our Area C mine is located approximately 100kms North West of Newman, West Australia. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

Remuneration and Benefits

Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.

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.