Manager Health and Safety – Operations Services – Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth

Western Australia
May 29, 2024
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About BHP  

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.

Come and be a part of this success

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Health, Safety, Security (HSS) for Operations Services (OS) you will be responsible for a small team across multiple locations providing leadership and direction in the delivery of HSS technical and strategic improvement initiatives. This role requires a high level of strategic thinking which translates into operational practices.

The role holds the responsibility for strategic program improvement and delivery of asset level work. You will support the design of OS-wide HSS processes and initiatives that will help to improve HSS maturity and make a difference to performance outcomes for OS.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and lead a strong capable team to deliver effective HSS services to your operational customers
  • Establish effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Define and drive effectiveness and standardization of processes in partnership with your peers across HSS
  • Develop and implement OS HSS strategy in collaboration with Operational and Functional partners
  • Support the delivery of Minerals Australia and Global HSS Strategy and key HSS priorities;
  • Build HSS capability and capacity within teams through coaching, mentoring and the provision of advice of HSS strategy, system and procedures;
  • Participate in the governance of the HSS and Internal Audit and Assurance programs; 
  • Define and track adherence to, and efficiencies in, relevant HSS Budget; and,
  • Manage and support the execution of work that is the accountability of the HSS team

This dynamic role will support the OS asset which has a diverse and dynamic team across Australia supporting  the Coal, Copper, Iron Ore, and Nickle West assets as well as training and repair centres in Perth and Mackay. 

About You

You will be an experienced people leader with demonstrated experience leading a team in the mining or similar heavy / manufacturing industry. You have a passion for developing others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding. 

You will also have:

  • Strong leadership and stakeholder engagement skills with a demonstrated capability to negotiate and influence internal and external stakeholders. 
    Well developed professional technical expertise in one or more HSS areas
  • Knowledge and ability to leverage the BHP operating system and change management to seek better ways.
  • Tertiary degree in a health, safety, security and emergency management or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Detailed knowledge of key concepts, theories and practices related to effective management of HSS related risks. 
  • Experience in or knowledge of the mining and construction legislative environment would also be an advantage

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. 

 If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 

Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  

At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.

BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at

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