Specialist Directional Studies

Location: Regional SA
Job Type: Full time
Reference: 64187

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.

Join Olympic Dam, a safe, reliable and globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safely to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

Come and be a part of this success.

Reporting to the Manager Studies (Olympic Dam) the Specialist Directional Studies will provide high quality technical and commercial studies to support major projects of greater than US$100m, and/or highly complex investments. In this role you will:

  • Support Manager Studies and

Principal Studies to deliver insightful and timely studies for growth

investments and for the current operation

  • Undertake technical and

commercial evaluations of mining, minerals processing and infrastructure


  • Support activities to

identify, frame and plan studies of potential value optimisation


  • Execute study plans, in

conjunction with functional teams, and prepare detailed study inputs and

reports in line with BHP guidelines

  • Maintain a deep understanding

of the key value drivers, scope, cost, schedule and risk for respective

areas of the operation and projects

  • Prepare and maintain detailed

cost benchmarking and analysis models for respective areas of


  • Develop understanding of risk

and uncertainties, consider control measures, impact and probability

  • Comply to and consistently

follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely

and effectively every day

  • Degree

qualification in Engineering, Commerce, Economics or Project Management

  • Exposure to

underground mining is advantageous, as well as minerals processing or

energy/utility environments

  • Proven experience

in major project study or execution

  • Ability to

produce cost and production modelling as well as benchmarking

  • Advanced analytic

and excel skills (including scenario / risk modelling)

  • Strategic

planning, budgeting and forecasting experience within a commercial


  • Advanced report

writing and communication skills

  • Proven commitment to look

after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put

themselves in harm’s way.

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.

How to apply Please apply online before Sunday 12 August Reference Number – 64187

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.