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Head of Development


  • Brisbane based role.
  • Build a sustainable high performance Development Team.
  • Become an integral member of BMC's Executive Leadership team.

In Queensland's Bowen Basin our asset BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC) is a joint venture owned by BHP Billiton (80%) and Mitsui and Co (20%) which currently operates the Poitrel & South Walker Creek mines. These mines have a total production capacity of 7 million tonnes per annum of coking and PCI coal.

What is different about BMC?

BMC is a dynamic, flexible, diverse and rewarding business.  We have a strong focus on people and their development as part of delivering on what we say we are going to do.  At BMC, you are encouraged to be inquisitive, put forward new ideas and try to understand why we do things the way we do. 

About the role

In this critical position reporting to the Asset President, you will be responsible for leading the Development function for resource planning and development, and asset projects.  As an integral member of BMC's Executive Leadership Team (ELT), you will contribute to the direction of the business and actively promote a culture that upholds the BHP Billiton values. 

As the Head of Development you will also be tasked with the following:

  • Ensuring that the planning and projects your team delivers are aligned with the business, effectively executed and integrated with operations and function;
  • Overseeing the Life of Asset and Five year plans for BMC;
  • Providing technical support to operations regarding mining engineering; and
  • Ensuring RP & D creates long term value through understanding the resource, technical governance, management of exploration, creation and maintenance of medium and long term plans and technical stewardship. 

About you

As a manager, you will have operations experience in a production or project environment, as well as an understanding of asset level planning, projects and operations processes and how these areas interact.  With a well-developed business acumen, you are a strategic thinker who is able to readily grasp complex issues and provide innovative and robust solutions.  You have a track record for building and leading successful teams, and your communication and interpersonal skills are first class.  Additionally, you will have a degree in Engineering, or a related discipline. 

On offer to you:

You will benefit from a rewarding career path, an excellent remuneration package performance bonus, employee share options and a relocation package (if required).

BMC embraces diverse thinking and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

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