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Engineer Mine (Design) | Ipro | Fifo 9/5

BHP - Adelaide, SA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


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 IPRO

BHP Western Australia Iron Ore’s Integrated Production and Remote Operations (IPRO) team manages the Iron Ore supply chain via scheduling, forecasting, deviation management, controlling and inventory accounting across mine, rail and port operations. With an over-arching focus on safety, the IPRO team brings dedication, innovation and values to execute and improve productivity, safety and environmental impact.

About The Role

This position sits within the Production Scheduling team that falls under the wider IPRO department and is responsible for generating the 2-year to weekly mine schedules as well as the corresponding mine designs. As an Engineer Mine (Design) you will play a key role in creating an executable production schedule and mine designs for all enabling activities, identifying risk and opportunities, managing change and communicating the operating strategy without compromising on quality and sustainability, whilst maximising productivity.

Reporting to the Superintendent Production Scheduling, the Engineer Mine (Design) will play an integral role by:

  • Ensuring that mine schedules and mine development is well aligned with the long-term direction whilst at the same time validating that longer-term direction is appropriate to operational constraints.
  • Seeking to continuously improve both efficiency and value of the process through work planning practices and procedures, as well as identifying opportunities for efficiencies in the operation
  • Lead and assist with productivity by design initiatives intended to leverage substantial business savings across the mines from optimised pit and haulage designs.
  • Identifying and implementing cultural and process improvement initiatives within the team/operation
  • Ensuring that risk in the mine plan is proactively identified, mitigated and where required adequately controlled
  • Ensuring sound engagement of key stakeholders both with regards to gathering plan inputs and the communication of plan outputs

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:
  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or suitable industry experience
  • Experience in mine design and short term mine scheduling would be highly advantageous
  • Experience in key Mine Design activities, across all time horizons, to enable and optimise Mine Scheduling activities
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills are required to influence stakeholders in the delivery of positive business outcomes
  • Extensive knowledge of CAD software packages is essential (such as Vulcan) whilst functional knowledge of Mine Scheduling software (such as Alastri or XACT) is favourable
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills are required to influence stakeholders in the delivery of positive business outcomes
  • C class drivers’ licence


Working on a Fly in Fly out basis at our South Flank operation, you will enjoy outstanding facilities at the Mulla Mulla village including; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted soccer court, tennis and basketball court, golf simulator and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player.

This position is offered on a FIFO 9/5 roster, however in challenging the way we work we are also able to offer the opportunity for employees to work one or more days in Perth, to support our flexible work options.

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 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.