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Perth - Nickel West - Supervisor Geology

Job No. 795447
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Western Australia
Categories Mining/Mina, Geology/Geología
Published | W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | W. Australia Standard Time

At BHP 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.

Nickel West Leinster and Mt Keith – Supervisor Geology  

  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Attractive FIFO roster, potential to start on 7 days on 7 days off
  • BHP Nickel West actively supports a diverse workforce and encourages Female and Indigenous applicants to apply

About the Role

As the Supervisor Geology you will be part of a team responsible for reinvigorating Nickel West’s resource evaluation and exploration programs after a low-growth period, to achieve an extended mine life and maximize the 30+ years of resources and resource potential in Nickel West’s tenements in the Agnew Wiluna Belt. 

Reporting to the Lead Exploration, you will supervise a small team (~15 people) of geology field personnel and drilling crew in the discovery of new deposits and in further advancing orebody knowledge of deposits in Nickel West’s Life of Mine Plan. The role is field based and you will work with your Geology peers to supervise logistical and technical execution of resource evaluation and exploration programs for Nickel West’s Northern Operations, which include the Mt Keith and Leinster regions.

In this role you will:

  • Supervise a team in the safe execution of exploration activities, including data acquisition.
  • Manage and be accountable for contractor management on site for your project portfolio.
  • Ensure the use and application of best practice geological and geophysical methods and techniques to generate and evaluate a pipeline of quality exploration targets.
  • Supervise and participate in drill core logging, geological mapping and geophysical data acquisition.
  • Be accountable for the safe execution of activities in the core farm.
  • Ensure that technical data gathered is of the highest quality and standard.
  • Responsible for the end-to-end tracking of exploration data for your projects, aligned to the business priorities.
  • Responsible for the hand-over of exploration results and project data for delineated Mineral Inventory to Planning and Engineering for accountable projects.
  • Track and monitor the annual budget for your projects and be responsible for project spend decisions and validation of project invoices for your projects.
  • Input into the annual and 5yr planning process.
  • Participate in Resource Range Analysis and Exploration Target Ranking

About you

  • A current driver’s license
  • Tertiary qualifications in a geology are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team in the field
  • Experience in the full range of exploration activities preferably in gold, copper or nickel
  • Experience in field logistics, drilling, contract and contractor management and geological mapping

As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.

Company Description - Nickel West

A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West produces nickel in-concentrate and has its operations located throughout Western Australia - comprising mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

On offer is a range of employee benefits including development and career opportunities together with competitive remuneration package, including share options, generous superannuation contributions, 18 weeks of paid parental leave, performance based bonuses and a great working environment.

Nickel West Leinster

Nickel West Leinster is located 375 km north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate. The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course. As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster.

Nickel West Mt Keith

Nickel West Mt Keith is located 460 km north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields. Nickel West Mt Keith is a surface mining operation with an open pit and concentrator plant. The operation is surrounded by pastoral stations, with the nearest townships being Leinster and Wiluna. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Mt Keith Village. Take the heat off the day and head to the pool – or join in a game of footy. BBQ dinners are regularly held and other social activities include movie nights. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or form regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster.

To Apply

Short listing for this position will commence on 27th October however we do reserve the right to close this position earlier than stated. To enable us to process your application as quickly as possible simply click on the ‘apply’ button below.

Please note:  It is a requirement that all internal applicants advise their immediate line manager of their application. 


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