Engineer Truck & Shovel - Goonyella Riverside Mine

Job Description

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 to the Superintendent Mine Scheduling, as the Specialist Mine Scheduling you will be engaged in providing clear direction to the execution teams through mine designs and schedules for the 0 to 12 week time frame for the truck & shovel fleets. Using your already solid mine planning skills and experience in this exciting and challenging short-term mine planning role to develop effective working relationships with the operational teams in order to ensure the efficient execution of your plans and schedules.


This is a great opportunity to hone your mine planning skills as you gain exposure to a world-class operation through accountability and autonomy of your work tasks. You will also have access to a supportive, inclusive and results-oriented leadership team. The role is offered on an 8/6 roster with FIFO entitlements.


In this role you will:


  • Prepare Truck & Shovel designs;
  • Communicate the designs to Production Coordinators and Operations;
  • Participate in the investigation of reported events for Production Planning;
  • Identify and implement Production Planning improvement initiatives;
  • Build cross-functional relationship with the Operational sub-functions and interact extensively with the Planning sub-functions.


Goonyella Riverside is a large open cut [link removed] coking [link removed] coal mine [link removed] in the Bowen Basin [link removed] located 30km north of Moranbah [link removed]. Goonyella Riverside Mine utilises both Dragline and Truck & Shovel stripping methods to uncover 3 seams of coal and is processed through 2 prep plants. This is an exciting time at Goonyella Riverside with the Autonomous Haulage project entering execution phase and will deliver a step change in both safety and productivity for the largest stripping operation within the BMA portfolio.

About You


As the successful candidate, you will have a tertiary education background in Engineering. Your demonstrated experience working in mine planning or other engineering teams particularly planning and scheduling for large equipment will be well regarded.


As well as your strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will have demonstrated ability to build relationships across departments and able to communicate at all levels. A strong working knowledge of CAD design tools such as but not limited to Deswik/Vulcan, Microsoft Office, Xact software packages are desirable. You will also be a performance and achievement oriented professional, who is motivated by exceeding expectations and providing excellent results.

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.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce


The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.


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 encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


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.

Flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.