Senior Contracts Specialist Principal, Olympic Dam Based - South Australia

Join Olympic Dam Globally competitive business Senior Contracts Specialist Principal, Olympic Dam Based South Australia

Senior Contracts Specialist Principal

At BHP Billiton they support there people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.
With a global portfolio of operations, they offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. There strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where the employees feel strongly connected to there values and objectives, and where the capability of the people is key to success.
Senior Contracts Specialist Principal
Join Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by people. At Olympic Dam they care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. They also believe Leadership drive culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.


One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. This role is based in Adelaide, offering quality standard of living without the high costs of most other Australian capital cities. Adelaide offers a Mediterranean climate, beach-side lifestyle, cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants and world class wine regions just an hour away. All this plus an annual international festivals and events calendar makes Adelaide a vibrant, cultured, friendly environment to live, work and play in.

Please note: this position is based on site at Olympic Dam, operating on a 5/2 roster with residential or FIFO options available.

About the role

BHP are embarking on an exciting future of major and asset projects and we need talented people to help us be successful. You will be working with a dynamic and diverse projects team with a great culture and comradely. Together they will be executing some of South Australia’s largest mining projects and growing our future.
They currently have a position available for a passionate and dynamic emerging leader to join talented Contracts and Procurement’s team. As the Principal Contracts and Procurement, you will be responsible for providing functional expertise, mentoring, coaching and guidance to BHP’s Projects Commercial team.

In this role you will:

  • Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, engaging, developing and coaching your team
  • Drive world-class contract management, with a focus on strategic, complex construction and engineering contracts.
  • Carry out contract variations, including updating or expanding scopes of services and schedules of materials
  • Develop and implement advanced commercial techniques to leverage value creation opportunities
  • Apply sound commercial judgement around application of contractual terms and conditions

About you:

  • Proven commitment to look after your own well being and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Relevant qualifications will be seen as highly desirable
  • Extensive experience within major projects contract law, or contract management
  • A pragmatic commercial outlook with exemplary judgement
  • A flexible approach to join a newly formed team

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP Billiton, they also recognize that they are strengthened by diversity. They are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.  Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.
They know there are many aspects of  employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so they 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.

Senior Contracts Specialist Principal

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Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.
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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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