Heritage Liaison Officer | Indigenous Only Opportunity | South Australia |

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Location:Australia

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.

Indigenous Peoples are critical partners and stakeholders in many of BHP operations both within Australia and around the world. Many of our operations are located on or near lands traditionally owned by or under the customary use of Indigenous Peoples and the long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with these Indigenous communities.

Come and be a part of this success.

About The Role

We are seeking talented individuals to take on several key roles in the Minerals Australia Heritage Team with a focus on supporting effective cultural heritage management. We are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining.

The Minerals Australia Heritage Team is responsible for delivering dual goals for the company; delivering social value in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan and unlocking resource value in line with our Life of Asset Plans. We do this by building strong relationships with Traditional Owners, conducting scientific research to understand the heritage landscape, partnering with community organisations and working closely with government agencies. Internally, we collaborate with the operations to identify solutions to minimise our overall heritage impact and align on priorities.

At BHP we believe Traditional Owners have intrinsic rights to the land on which we operate. The role of the Heritage Team is to ensure that the company delivers land access in line with the expectations of Traditional Owners and in line with our Charter Values.

As a critical part of the Heritage Team the Heritage Liaison Officer will support BHP to meet its current production targets, future growth objectives and Reconciliation Action Plan incentives by facilitating heritage surveys and cultural understanding activities in line with relevant heritage legislation and company commitments.


Positons are regionally based supporting our operations in the Bowen Basin, Pilbara and South Australia regions. FIFO, DIDO and residential arrangements will all be considered.

About You

This role is only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

To be successful in the Heritage Liaison Officer role you will be driven by a personal desire to make a positive difference in the community combined with a clear understanding of the role that the resources sector plays in cultural heritage management.

Your previous experience will mean that you have the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders with excellent communication skills. Proven experience working positively with Aboriginal people and communities is essential.
You will have a working knowledge of cultural heritage survey and site recording methodologies as well as mitigation activities. You will be a fast learner and quickly develop a working knowledge of the Indigenous Land Use Agreements, Native Title Agreements, and/or Heritage Agreements that apply to your work areas.

You will be able to work as part of a team but also be comfortable working autonomously when required and make informed decisions. You will be motivated by a fast paced environment and the opportunity to problem solve and drive positive change.
At a minimum successful completion of secondary education is required. Experience in mining, and 4WD off road experience will be considered an advantage.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

At BHP we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer and this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth),and s 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

For more information about our RAP, please visit here. These are full time positions. We are open to discussing flexible work arrangements that suit you - including varied roster arrangements, part-time or job share alternatives.