Principal Environment (Water Stewardship)


Perth WA, Australia 🇦🇺

Date:  16-Jan-2023

Job Posting End Date:  30-Jan-2023;10:59:59GMT

Job Country: Australia

Job State/Province:  Western Australia

Job Location/Region:  Perth

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

This opportunity will enable you to co-ordinate and lead the delivery of the WAIO Water Catchment Management Approach to Water Stewardship, aligned with BHP’s Water Stewardship Position Statement.

You will have the opportunity to coach and influence, while providing technical expertise in building and maintaining water management systems and deliver on specific targets for WAIO.  You will have the opportunity to provide subject matter expertise into the design and establishment of WAIO Water standards, procedures and systems while facilitating and supporting GM’s, Head of Functions, WAIO Environment teams and line management with Water Stewardship. 

You will utilise your excellent relationship building and people skills to deliver a wide range of environmental services and initiatives.

In this role you will:

  • Demonstrate WAIO compliance with BHP Water Standards (publicly available), developing trackable action plans where gaps are identified
  • Catchment risk management improvement: Development of Catchment Management Plans to manage critical controls and lead the delivery of relevant work to develop and embed these controls within our operations
  • Support the implementation of WAIO’s water stewardship targets, developing and coordinating delivery of annual target workplans
  • In conjunction with Corporate Affairs, lead the development of the WAIO Asset level Water Communications and Engagement Strategy, including supporting the release of WAIO’s new public context-based water targets in FY23
  • Strengthen WAIO’s contribution to collaborative action within our catchments, working with industry associations and other stakeholders
  • Support Environment to deliver other relevant initiatives outlined in the WAIO Water Stewardship Action Plan
  • Represent Environment Function, alongside other internal and external industry stakeholders
  • Support development of case studies suitable to support public understanding of BHP’s Water Stewardship performance
  • Lead and coordinate the identification, design and continuous improvement of Asset-level environment standards, systems and procedures required to manage catchment risks and opportunities, controls, legal obligations and Our Requirements

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science, Hydrology, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Experience in operational environmental management and water management, preferably within the resources industry;
  • Understanding of relevant environmental legislation, in particular the Western Australia Environmental Protection Act 1986;
  • Significant experience effectively managing internal and external stakeholders;
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing business needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence decisions and performance at both operational and senior management levels;
  • Experience leading change;
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation and facilitation skills; and
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills.

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. 

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

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. 





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development