Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • State of Queensland


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

The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia's largest coal producer with various operational mine sites and a world class coal loading port at the Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay in Central Queensland. As the world's largest seaborne coking coal supplier, and part of the BHP group, BMA is uniquely positioned to offer experience and career development opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.

About the location:
These roles can be located in the Bowen Basin at a number of our BMA mine sites located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, but depending on the role some work will be done centrally across the Asset. Generally you will be responsible for different elements of dam stewardship across multiple sites, in addition to other work to support the BMA Dam Engineering Team.

As part of the BMA Asset Engineering team we are you will be responsible for maintaining overall engineering stewardship of tailings and water retaining structures across multiple BMA operations. Responsibilities include oversight of operation, maintenance, and surveillance of the mining and water supply dams on a site and how they relate to site-wide water management, with technical input on planning, design, and construction.

In this role you will:
Track conformance of day-to-day operation against design intent and raise issues when monitored parameters deviate from design values. This will involve working closely with different operations and support teams on site;
Advise on compliance with the dam operational design intent, applicable dam safety, regulations, polices and guidelines;
Maintain the operation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) manuals, including emergency;
Preparedness and response plans;
Implement an effective dam safety surveillance program;
Implement dam operation and inspection training programs;
Maintain dam management records, and ensure appropriate information is available for training;
Communicate effectively with external consulting engineers, advising of potential changes to the dams, surveillance and instrumentation, and work with them on modifications;
Coordinate annual dam safety inspections, and any work done by external consulting engineers on site;
Routinely communicate with the site management team on key dam safety matters; and
Engage with internal site and functional stakeholders, for example, during modifications to dams or levees including the central Projects Group, and other consultants, or contractors.
About You

A proven commitment to safety, reflected in consistently safe work practices;
Bachelor degree in Geotechnical, Civil, Mining, Mechanical Engineering, or other tertiary qualifications relating to water management such as Hydrology, Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering;
Experience in Tailings or water dam management, dam assessment, general water management, or hydrological assessment;
Previous mining experience is an asset but not essential;
Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels and disciplines; and
An open Australian driving licence is required.

About the company

BHP Billiton is the world's largest mining company. Its origin comes from the merger (2001) of the Australian company Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP) and the British company Billiton.

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