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Practice Lead Metallurgy & Processing (BNE)

Job No. 791283
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Queensland
Categories Geotechnical/Geotecnia
Published | E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | E. Australia Standard Time

At BHP Billiton 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

The Resource Engineering Centre of Excellence is looking for global thought leaders to identify, promote and lead the implementation of industry leading practice in Resource Engineering. Working at the forefront of industry practices and technologies this is a fantastic opportunity to develop a reputation as a global industry leader in your field with one of the world’s largest mining companies.

In this role you will:

  • Lead global continuous improvement in metallurgy and processing including strategy, risk management, and value;
  • Lead the development of standards, promote their implementation across the business, and provide assurance;
  • Develop an internal and external network of metallurgist and processing professionals, and promote a culture of excellence and continuous improvement as a trusted advisor across the portfolio of BHP Billiton Assets; and
  • Provide expert advice for Independent Peer Reviews and other reviews as required.

About you

You will have Tertiary qualifications in chemical or metallurgical engineering or a related discipline and possess a deep understanding of issues, risks and opportunities in metallurgy and processing and its strategic importance, coupled with a commitment to excellence.

You will have extensive experience in metallurgy and processing across multiple commodities, deposit types, mining styles and geographies.

You will be forward thinking, always seeking opportunities for improvement, have an ability to influence others and manage change.

Demonstrated active contributions to industry publications, academic journals and advisory groups would be highly regarded.

Proficiency in English and Spanish would be advantageous.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP Billiton, 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.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

We support flexible work at BHP Billiton.  Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team


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