Senior Process Engineer  job in BHP, Australia.

 Senior Process Engineer | Nickel West | Kalgoorlie | 5/2 - Australia 

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Date:  19 Oct 2023

Job Country: Australia

Job State/Province:  Western Australia

Job Location/Region:  Kalgoorlie, Goldfields and Esperance


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 Nickel West

Nickel West is a sustainable, world-class nickel asset, with opportunities to grow. Nickel is a future facing commodity critical for the energy transition to the battery revolution. Nickel West is positioned as a globally significant supplier.

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter, a refinery and a nickel sulphate plant.

About the Role

Reporting to the Process Engineering Superintendent, you will:

• Provide technical support to the Production Team

• Provide guidance to the Process Engineers in the group on troubleshooting and problem solving

• Act as Processing Engineering or Production Superintendent as required

• Play a key role in Process Safety by being a Risk or Control Owner

• Provide technical support for the Operations Readiness phase of several major capital projects

• Create and be operations representative for capital and engineering works

• Complete recovery and throughput improvement projects

• Monitor critical process safety variables and participate in process safety improvement

• Provide run-down and commissioning technical support for shutdowns

• Complete process investigations and develop clear and precise actions

About You

• Chemical/Process Engineering or Metallurgy qualification

• Demonstrated sound analytical and problem solving skills

• Excellent knowledge of Process Safety and Risk Management tools

• Ability to work within a flexible and dynamic team environment

• Experience in a complex processing plant environment, especially sulphuric acid and oxygen production would be well regarded


Nickel West Kalgoorlie has the capacity to produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of nickel matte. Nickel West Kalgoorlie incorporates a flash furnace, converters and an acid plant. A thriving regional centre, Kalgoorlie offers contemporary modern living, a vibrant sense of community and breathtaking rural landscapes. All Kalgoorlie roles are residential only. FIFO is not an option. As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Kalgoorlie is a smoke free operation.

 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. 

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