Lead Mining Planning Engineer | BMA | Peak Downs Mine | 8:6/4:3

  • Job Reference: 00008573-1
  • Date Posted: 20 January 2023
  • Recruiter: BHP
  • Website: https://jobsincentralqueensland.net.au
  • Location: Mackay
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Full Time

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 BMA


BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia's largest coal producer with currently seven operational mine sites and a coal loading port in Central Queensland. As the world's largest seaborne coking coal supplier, and part of the BHP group, BMA is uniquely poised to offer experience and career development opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.


About the Role


Reporting to the Mine Planning Superintendent, as a Mine Planning Lead you will be engaged in providing design and execution direction for the Peak Downs Operation. There are roles available working on an 8/6 roster and a 4/3 roster, with flexible conditions available to qualifying candidates with regards to paid FIFO/ DIDO/ Residential. There is access to heavily subsidised company housing or Single Person Village Accommodation is provided with this role.


These roles will provide you opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of Mine Planning; while leading a small team of engineers. Use your already solid mine planning skills and experience in this busy and challenging short-term mine planning role to develop effective working relationships with the operational and medium-term planning 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 variety of equipment and mine geology whilst seeing the results of work as your pit is developed. You will also have access to a supportive, inclusive and results-oriented leadership team.


Your responsibilities:


  • Lead a team of engineers:
  • Prepare a variety of mine planning designs;
  • Communicate the designs and schedules to Operations;
  • Develop and follow the Production Planning standards and processes;
  • Participate in the investigation of reported events for Production Planning;
  • Participate in training 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.
About You


As the successful candidate, you will have a tertiary education in Engineering and previous experience working at a Coal Mining operation.


Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, allowing you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels. A strong working knowledge of Vulcan/ Deswik/ Spry, Microsoft Office, 3d Dig software packages are essential.


Our people strategy is focused on balanced leadership and BMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages female and Indigenous Australian candidates to apply.


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.


To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP's Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.


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 a 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 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 and parent rooms.