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Supervisor Surface Gas Drainage

BHP - Bowen, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
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About BHP

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Broadmeadow is an underground mine with obligations that extend to both surface and underground operations. As the Supervisor Surface Gas Drainage you will report to the Ventilation Superintendent and will take responsibility for all aspects of surface gas drainage system which includes understanding and reducing risk to both surface and underground operations.

About the Role

In this role you will:

  • Plan and predict (in consultation with industry consultants) future specific gas emissions in the underground mine, and recommend gas reduction strategies to reduce gas levels encountered by undergoing operations.
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of gas field staff engaged in Broadmeadow Mine to satisfy the requirements of the underground mining operations and the requirements of relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinate all surface gas drainage activities at BMA Broadmeadow Mine and deliver in accordance with associated budget, schedule and resources. This includes operation and commissioning of SIS, UIS, Goaf wells and associated surface infrastructure.
  • Be responsible to ensure that any work including gas drainage activities associated with the underground mine are conducted at an acceptable level or risk. As such, all necessary permitting requirements will need to be completed by you.
  • Review surface gas drainage performance and revise drainage strategy accordingly.
  • Effectively apply risk management tools to identify hazards and controls.
  • Comply with, review and maintain the Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) relevant to the surface gas drainage system.
  • Ensure compliance to Contractor Management Framework (CMF) for direct contract reports.
  • Assist the gas drainage and ventilation team as required.

About You

As the successful candidate will be able demonstrate relevant technical skills applicable to effectively establish and implement a gas drainage management plan. You will have demonstrated leadership skills and experience and experience in working with teams in a coal gas environment.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential to allow you to engage with teams and leaders at all levels of the organisation. Your interpersonal skills allow you to build relationships within your teams, and across departments. You are able to take accountability for, and manage, all risks associated with surface gas drainage. You are able to identify and analyse complex problems and make recommendations by engaging with team members and stakeholders close to the problem. You are able to effectively manage and deliver projects in line with targets; budget, schedule and resources. You are able to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and develop everyday in order to enable future growth.

Skills and Other Qualifications Skills and Other Qualifications

Minimum statutory qualifications for this position include:

  • RIIRIS402E - Carry out the risk management process (G2) (required)
  • Supervisor Competencies (S1, S2, S3) RIIRIS301 + RIIWHS301 + RIICOM301 (required)
  • RIIMCU404E - Apply and monitor the gas drainage management plan (Required or higher equivalent)
  • RIIMCU603D - Establish and maintain the gas drainage management plan (highly desired or other relevant tertiary qualification)

BMA offer development plans in order to secure the required qualifications.

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 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.