Specialist Health | Indigenous Only

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About BHP

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining. At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

BHP is a leading global resources company. Our Minerals Australia business includes operations in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, focusing on iron ore, nickel, metallurgical coal, energy coal and copper.

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.

We are seeking a talented individual to take on several key roles in the BMA Health team with a focus on supporting effective injury management, occupational hygiene, health and wellness.

About the team

The BMA HSE team are a dynamic team that passionately delivers excellence in Health, Safety, Environment, Security and Emergency Services. We are strong believers of flexible work, diversity and individuality. We understand the value of flexible work and encourage you to talk to us about the different options available, designed to meet your personal and cultural needs in conjunction with business needs.

The BMA Health team is responsible for providing technical expertise in injury prevention, injury management including in the delivery of fitness to work plans and associated procedures, and support for regulatory hygiene monitoring and health surveillance activities. Additionally the Health team maintains health reporting, and executes data integrity and governance activities. We do this by collaborating with operations to create a culture that prioritises key health activities, works to reduce occupational-related hygiene and health risks, and to deliver health promotion that encourages a mentally healthy workforce.

About you

This role is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. To be successful in the Health Specialist role you will have a genuine desire to help people achieve positive health and wellbeing outcomes; combined with a clear understanding of the role that the resources sector plays in health and wellbeing management of our most important asset – our people.

Your previous experience will mean that you have the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with medical and allied health providers, with excellent communication skills. You will be committed to coaching, influencing, and encouraging a mentally healthy workforce. Proven experience in a health related tertiary qualified profession (e.g. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Exercise Physiology) is essential.

You will have a working knowledge of the Queensland workers compensation and mining health and safety legislation. You will be able to coordinate workers compensation case management as well as deliver health strategies and injury and illness prevention initiatives. You will be a fast learner and quickly develop a working knowledge of legislative health reporting and the injury and illness classifications that apply to your work areas, utilising company standards and OSHA reporting guidelines.

You will be able to work closely and share workload with your 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.


This position is regionally based in Queensland in the Bowen Basin supporting our BMA operations. Fly In Fly Out, Drive In Drive Out and residential arrangements will all be considered.

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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

The filling of these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2021 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). For more information about our RAP, please visit here.

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. 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, which now includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave. Find out more about our benefits in each location on our People & Careers Page at our website.