Geotechnical Engineer

BHP Regional WA

Location:Regional WA
Job Type:Full Time
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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.BHP Iron Ore is one of the world’s leading suppliers of iron ore. The Company’s operations currently involve an integrated system of seven inland mines, an extensive rail network and two separate port facilities. Our Resource Engineering department support the business by providing optimised mine planning to maximise the value of our world-class assets.

We are seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join our high performing team. This role will be a Perth based role but will also require travel and periods of support to the operating sites. Reporting to the Superintendent Geotechnical Engineering, you will be responsible for providing geotechnical services to the business incorporating all aspects of slope design and hazard management. In addition, the role will require 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.

We have a strong focus 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.

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Geoscience, or a related discipline.
  • Strong working experience with geotechnical experience.
  • 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

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.