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BHP’s Jansen Potash Project located approximately 140 km east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is BHP’s first and most advanced potash project. Jansen will add diversity and a Canadian presence to BHP’s global portfolio. Jansen’s large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4.35 Mtpa. The BHP Board has recently sanctioned Jansen Project (Stage 1), with a US $5.7 billion investment. The project is now entering the construction phase, with the first potash expected in 2027.
The Jansen project has opted to adopt an integrated project team (IPT) delivery model to execute the mining scope. As the mining scope is on the critical path, an IPT model supports the sequential nature of mining tasks while ensuring seamless interfaces with the rest of the Jansen project. Through an IPT, shared accountability between BHP and Hatch Bantrel Joint Venture (HBJV) is fostered, trusting that the best person is selected for each role as the team works towards safely delivering the mining scope on time, on budget, and with high quality. This team will strive for effective work planning, rapid and empowered decision-making, and continuous improvement through a joint construction and operational mindset. Through an IPT, BHP and HBJV leadership hope to expose the team to new perspectives, ways of working, and long-term career progression opportunities.
The Principal Cost Engineering will lead the provision of services to projects to influence the on-time and on-budget delivery of project objectives. This position will be responsible for providing technical analysis and expertise in the development, forecasting and benchmarking of project costs in line with industry standards, principles and practices. The incumbent will be supporting, directing and providing guidance in Project Controls and Analysis to the functional leaders outside of the project team also.
About the Role
Facilitating the Owners’ Costs – forecast, change management, reporting
Monitoring and managing project performance to deliver projects in line with safety standards, requirements, budget and scope
Developing, predicting/forecasting and benchmarking project costs and estimates in line with industry standards, principles and practices
Defining project objectives/schedules, identifying critical activities, monitoring the project plan/schedule and driving continuous improvement initiatives across projects at BHP
Developing safe project delivery and contractor performance strategies to maximise portfolio value and enhance improvement and innovation
Identifying opportunities to optimise value, managing associated risks and applying Optimised With/Optimised Without framework principles to create and preserve maximum value from projects across BHP
Conducting presentations and facilitating workshops using storytelling to connect, influence and engage the audience
Planning, tracking the delivery of and managing a project to generate value and drive the achievement of project outcomes
Identifying, engaging and managing a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders
Sourcing information, planning and conducting analyses to support evidence-based decision making
Applying an understanding of the business context, BHP operating model and ways of working to enhance decision making, productivity and value chain performance
Designing and implementing governance/assurance practices and Management of Change procedures to control value outcomes across BHP
Applying and evaluating change management tools, methods, data, purpose, value and strategic direction
Planning, structuring and developing technical reports that are clear to both technical and non-technical audiences to deliver clear conclusions and recommendations
Knowing our customer and being obsessed with meeting their needs
Engaging the capabilities of the entire organisation
Striving to achieve 100% safety, 100% customer value and 0% waste
About Our Process
At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.
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 a 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.
College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or Project Management
Professional designations (CEP, CCP, PMI, P.Eng., CPA, CA etc.)
Proficient in software MS Office, estimating tools (Cleopatra, Candy etc.), range analysis tools (@Risk, PRA, Safran etc.), cost engineering tools (EcoSys, Planview)
Multimillion-dollar international capital projects experience in the Mining industry working with various engineering and other professional service providers
BHP at a glance
As a world-leading resources company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through our Singapore and Houston locations.
We're focused on the resources the world needs to grow and decarbonise. Copper for renewable energy. Nickel for electric vehicles. Potash for sustainable farming. Iron ore and metallurgical coal for the steel needed for global infrastructure and the energy transition.
A resources mix for today and for the future.