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Principal Engineer Structural (PDM)

Job No. 789301
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Queensland
Categories Engineering/Ingeniería, Mining/Mina
Published | E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | E. Australia Standard Time

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With a global portfolio of businesses and commodities, 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 are enabled to reach their full potential, where they feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the skills and abilities of our people are a key differentiator of our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

BMA is currently seeking a Principal Engineer Structural within our Infrastructure and Asset Management department based in our Central Queensland office in Moranbah. In this key role you will perform a span of control by leading a team responsible for providing technical & operational knowledge & expertise to discipline leads to ensure Major Shutdown Group comply to Structural Integrity guidelines of BMA while planning and executing shutdowns on draglines and shovels. You will be required to report on structural condition of fleet based on inspections by services providers.

In this role you will:

  • The Principal Engineer will be instrumental in managing and facilitating collaborative teamwork on shutdown scope review, technical reviews of structural information of individual machines for scope setting of shutdowns.
  • You will be involved in site visits for machine down days, shutdowns for Quality Assurance of repair and upgrade work, Field Leadership activities, Layered audits, Capital application document developments and NPV IRR models for structural upgrades, etc.
  • Providing specialist advice & execution of analysis and benchmarking of the function's end-to-end performance;
  • Identifying and implementing improvement initiatives that enable functional excellence & support business priorities for continuous improvement;
  • Lead and manage end-to-end detailed analysis of work processes, master data, and organisation design to identify inefficiencies in the execution of work, diagnose functional and cross-functional business problems to achieve optimal maintenance outcomes and delivery against performance targets;
  • Cultivate positive relationships through effective communication and provide constructive feedback to supervisors and peers on a regular basis;
  • Lead the preparation of the shutdown budget along with other A&I principals & Superintendent by ensuring the development and validation of preventative and corrective maintenance work strategies in 1SAP;
  • Reduce the downtime on shovels & draglines during a shutdown (by building/maintaining maintenance strategies, understanding opportunities in component life extension, building cost & schedule models for potential strategies, developing specifications for the supply of key components and sourcing strategies);
  • Development of standard Dragline specifications and support equipment.
  • Provide representation at BMA sites while the department is completing a shutdown – within your AOR collate project related communications, perform audits on work being completed, provide technical assistance to Supervisors & attend progress meetings.
  • Take full accountability, along with other A&I principal's for work management Master Data and its content quality. This includes all equipment maintenance strategies and associated task lists/ work instructions.
  • Provides leadership with regards to the development and improvement of maintenance strategies.

About you

  • Mechanical engineer with good practical knowledge of applied structural & mechanical engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis processes
  • Team player, able to build systems and reports, good exposure to mining industry and equipment
  • Understanding of mining industry business principles & capital management
  • A strong mechanical Knowledge of Draglines and Electric Rope Shovels is Required.

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. 

How to apply

Reference Number – Principal Engineer Structural (PDM) (CQO) - 789301

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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