Specialist Mine Scheduling | Minerals Australia | Saraji Mine | 8:6

  • Job Reference: 00004819-1
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2022
  • Recruiter: BHP
  • Website: https://jobsincentralqueensland.net.au
  • Location: Gladstone
  • 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 Our Process


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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.

About the Role

BMA is Australia's largest coal producer and supplier of seaborne metallurgical coal. BMA is owned 50:50 by BHP and Mitsubishi Development. BMA operates seven Bowen Basin mines (Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Peak Downs, Saraji, Blackwater and Caval Ridge) and owns and operates the Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay.

Reporting to prestrip lead, you will be primarily involved in providing design, scheduling and execution direction around the week+1 to 16 week time frame at our Saraji Mine Operation, although you will have exposure to multiple other activities across the site. This role will provide you the opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of Mine Planning.

This is a great opportunity to hone your mine planning as well as further develop a deep understanding of the key value drivers within a geologically complex open cut mining operation, while being part of a very supportive, inclusive and successful team.


Working flexible commute arrangements on an 8:6 roster at Saraji Mine.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare prestrip designs and schedules to optimise for safe and productive operations.
  • Build relationships with and obtain buy in from the operations teams for plans, schedules and designs.
  • Identify interactions and key enabling activities and put plans in place to manage these.
  • Identify and implement Mine Planning improvement initiatives.
  • Develop and follow the Mine Planning standards and processes.
  • Participate in the investigation of reported events for Mine Planning.
About You

You will use your already solid mine planning skills and experience in this exciting short-term mine planning role to develop effective and rewarding working relationships with the operational and medium-term planning teams.

  • You will have a tertiary education in Engineering.
  • Previous experience working at an Open Cut Coal Mining operation.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, allowing you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels.
  • Strong working knowledge of Vulcan, Deswik, Spry and Microsoft Office would be an advantage.