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With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities in operations and major projects. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where all team members feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.
One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well-equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities. The Olympic Dam Mine itself is one of Australia’s premier underground operations with unique scale, complexity and an exciting growth pathway. The mine is currently expanding through establishing and construction of our Southern Mining Area. You will find an ever-growing diverse team where People and Culture are at the core of what we do. Mine Services is a great example of this with over 40% of team members being women and an ever-maturing culture of One Team.
This is an Olympic Dam based position (flexible roster) with FIFO or residential options available.
About the Role
The Manager Mine Operational Services, provides leadership and drives direction to achieve Health, Safety and Environment, cost and volume performance by delivering effective execution of mine services activities. Mine Operational Services provides a critical supporting and enabling function across all mine operational and maintenance areas and therefore is key for maintaining operating stability.
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to continue to develop your career at a senior level and affect change in this broad, critical space.
In this role you will:
Be first and foremost focused on creating a Culture of Care by being a visible safety leader, engaging, developing and coaching your team
Play an active sponsor and leadership role in overall Cultural improvement for the Olympic Dam Mine and Asset.
Lead consistently against the Olympic Dam core safety behaviours
Have accountability for all underground Mine Services activities (ventilation infrastructure, backfill barricades, dewatering management, services extensions) in support of Mining activities (35-55kmpa of mine development, 16 kmpa diamond drilling, 2.4Mm3 CAF placement, 13Mtpa total material movement)
Play a key role in implementing Underground Paste filling within 3 years and other critical mine infrastructure as we continue to expand our footprint into the Southern Mining Area
Own the delivery of substantial diamond drilling execution activities enabling both Southern Mining Area establishment and for future mining within Olympic Dam Deeps. This includes accountability as Contract Owner for a large Service Contract.
Provide input to 5-Year Plan objectives and budget, driving performance and implementation accordingly.
Drive the consistent expectations, understanding and application of Mine Services processes to enable compliance with Group Level Documents and local requirements
Own the material Risk Profile for Mine Services and verifies material risk critical controls are appropriately designed, deployed and effective
Approve the portfolio of Mine Services function improvement initiatives ensuring alignment with Corporation Alignment Planning
Tertiary Degree in Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering or related discipline is preferred
Experience in underground operations (First Class Managers Ticket will be highly regarded)
Sound understanding of Contractor Management
Demonstrated technical and commercial acumen with advanced problem-solving skills
Highly influential with strong engagement skills to generate ideas and lateral solutions
Leading by example; hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in “Safety Leadership”
A proven ability to effectively manage and engage with a large and diverse work group, support and promote a culture where it is Safe to Speak Up
How to Apply
Please apply online before 6 August 2022
You will be requested to complete a short video assessment as part of your application.
About our Process
At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.
BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website (LINK)
Supporting a diverse workforce
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.