Principal Structural Geologist

BHP Western Australia

Location:Western Australia
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.

Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services & Data Integration, you will ensure that high quality structural geology data collection, analysis and interpretation is incorporated in all levels of geological interpretation and modelling – from regional scale to detailed orebody model and to the pit. The structural geologist will enable this through bedding down structural geology capability within the Geoscience team through onsite training and technical workshops, stewardship of training and competency matrices and ongoing reviews of geologist competency. Another focus for this role is to work collaboratively with Principal geologists and other geoscientists to develop integrated structural evolution of iron ore deposits in Pilbara.

It is expected that about 30% of time for this role will be spent on site training and mentoring site geologists.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Geology and postgraduate qualification in structural geology desirable;
  • Demonstrated Field experience as a structural geologist – integration of regional and local structures;
  • Strong working experience in Mine/Field geology and geological modelling;
  • Strong communication skills; formal and informal, verbal and written. The ability to influence stakeholders by setting direction and providing sufficient communications to encourage buy-in and commitment at all levels.

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.