Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Perth


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

Reporting directly to the Superintendent Geophysics and Geochemistry, you will champion geophysical techniques and their accurate and appropriate use across Geoscience and the wider WAIO.  You will influence business decisions across a range of scales and will be responsible for the delivery of high quality geophysical inputs to mine planning, geotechnical, hydrogeology, closure planning, exploration and business development decisions.  You will ensure the quality and availability of the geophysical data supports both strategic and tactical time horizons. This role is also responsible for delivering on technology initiatives.
Other responsibilities include:
• Define and review QA/QC requirements of all Geophysical data collected over the mining value chain across WAIO, ensuring geophysical data sets are fit for purpose from regional to in-pit applications
• Ensure geophysical data acquisition, processing and modelling is aligned to Geoscience work programs, with the aim of improving exploration objectives and reducing geological uncertainty
• Lead teams in the integration of geophysical data with geological and geochemical data sets to produce integrated geological models.
• Model and process potential field and electromagnetic geophysical data through application of advanced processing and modelling techniques, keeping abreast of new processing and modelling techniques
• Frequent interaction with stakeholders within Geoscience and the broader WAIO and BHP, requiring the ability to engage and influence with wide range of people
• Upskill geoscience staff in understanding the applications and limitations of geophysical techniques by delivering high quality training and leading interpretation workshops.
• Champion and manage continuous improvement and best practice in the discipline, through internal collaboration within BHP as well as external engagement with discipline leaders
• Develop and maintain (internal and external) research and technology roadmaps, to identify projects and initiatives that will deliver maximum impact to BHP WAIO operations
• Review, endorse and communicate changes to Geoscience procedures as they apply to geophysical techniques;
About You

The successful candidate should have:
• Honours degree BSc. in Geophysics. Relevant postgraduate qualification desirable
• Proactive and visible safety leadership is required.
• Strong working experience in applied and exploration geophysics– near surface and/or mineral industry experience required.
• Experience in planning and executing geophysical programs and a demonstrated proficiency in processing, interpretation and evaluation of geophysical data for all common ground and airborne geophysical survey techniques.
• Experience with downhole geophysical logging and/or petrophysical analysis is highly desirable.
• A motivated and energetic person with the ability to effectively communicate and influence through their technical expertise.
• 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.
• Valid Australian C class driver’s license

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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