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

BHP is a joint venture participant in the North West Shelf (NWS) Project, located approximately 125 km northwest of Dampier in Western Australia. NWS is a significant asset in the Conventional Production Portfolio, contributing 25% of conventional production volumes in 2017.  The Scarborough field provides an additional multi TCF development opportunity in the region.   

The NWS Subsurface Team provides production forecasts and reserves estimates for all oil and gas fields within the NWS JV as well as providing the subsurface support to the Scarborough Gas Development. The Technical Manager of this team will lead a team of Geologists, Geophysicists and Reservoir Engineers with a focus on maximising value for BHP from these assets.  The Manager is responsible for continuously improving our subsurface understanding of the asset to ensure identification, maturation and execution of new opportunities and optimisation of development/depletion plans. This position reports directly to the Head of Subsurface for the Australia Production Unit (APU).

In this role you will:
Manage and coordinate a multidisciplinary team of Reservoir Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists to deliver value to the NWS and Scarborough Joint Ventures
Lead and coordinate subsurface characterization and input to forecasts, budgets, reserves and all other routine compliance activities 
Provide technical direction and strategy for the evaluation of development and/or commercial opportunities as proposed by Operator or identified by BHP / other Joint Venture Partners 
Collaborate with the broader APU and functional assurance teams to ensure robust project valuations and recommendations to management
Interact in formal and informal settings with a complex Joint Venture Partnership and represent BHP’s interest in a transparent manner, influencing the JVP via sound technical work
Plan integrated timelines encompassing multiple projects and involving several disciplines
Guide the team to meet all project schedules, deliverables, and subsurface milestones as outlined in subsurface work plans
Mentor and coach team members, set clear team KPIs and expectations
Participation in HSE and Continuous Improvement activities 
About You

A proven professional in either Reservoir Engineering or Geoscience 
Bachelor level degree or higher in Engineering or Geoscience 
Significant experience in Development and Production and some exposure to Exploration and Appraisal 
In-depth understanding of how subsurface integrates with other disciplines across Exploration & Appraisal/Development & Production
Previous people management experience required
Fundamental knowledge of concepts and principles in other related disciplines, and fundamental commercial awareness 
Demonstrate analytical thinking to resolve issues in a variety of complex settings
Well-developed communication and people skills with an ability to direct, persuade, influence and negotiate both internally and externally and often to higher levels within BHP
Mentoring and coaching ability
Depth of knowledge in areas of geoscience, petrophysics, and reservoir engineering to generate an informed and independent view of potential
Understanding of the impact of uncertainty ranges on volume, risk and value
Strong organisational and planning skills are required

You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.

Remuneration and Benefits
Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As

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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