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Job Title:  Senior Advisor - Commercial

Job Location: 

Adelaide, SA, AU, 5950

Job Description: 

BHP and OZ Minerals

OZ Minerals is now proudly part of BHP, with the acquisition strengthening BHP’s portfolio in copper and nickel, helping to meet the worlds increasing demand for the critical minerals needed for electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels, to supporting the energy transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.


In combining our two organisations we will be able to provide more options for growth, bringing new talent and innovation together to unlock these resources in a sustainable way, and deliver value to our shareholders and the communities in which we operate.


Our strategy has and will always be 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. As we work through this transitional period of bringing both organisations safely together, we know that some processes will take longer than others and for now we will be continuing to temporarily recruit roles for our West Musgrave project within the OZ Minerals recruiting platform.

The Opportunity

Help us set up our newest, open pit mining project!


West Musgrave will be one of the world’s largest, lowest cost, lowest emissions copper-nickel projects, built and operated by BHP.


You could be part of the team that helps to deliver this exciting mine, set within the Australian landscape. And we welcome anyone who’s seeking to make a real difference.


Our West Musgrave nickel-copper project is located on Ngaanyatjarra country, in the Musgrave Province of Central Western Australia, and includes the Nebo and Babel nickel-copper deposits and the Succoth copper deposit.


West Musgrave, which has a 26-year mine life, will be an owner-operator mining operation and in addition to being powered by ~80 per cent renewable energy, the Project scope includes a pathway to net zero Scope 1 emissions by 2038.


The Project will feature an Autonomous Haulage System and remote operations from day one and our workforce will be a flexible, technology enabled team supported by remote operations to improve safety outcomes and maximise opportunities for flexible working and diverse participation.

About The Role

Location: Flexible, with travel to Adelaide / Perth / site as required

Roster: 5:2 Monday – Friday / Flexible – we are keen to speak with you about how you will make this work!

Reporting to: Lead - Commercial

Contract Type: Permanent

Pay & Benefits: We offer competitive Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We can talk about specifics later.

The Details

Reporting to the Lead – Commercial, you will support the on time and on-budget delivery of the West Musgrave Project.


You will play an essential role in the effective administration of the West Musgrave Project’s contracts and tenders, and develop positive relationships with stakeholders to enable the successful delivery of Commercial outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Advisor – Commercial’s main responsibilities are:

  • Provide effective support to the project in the commercial management of multiple work packages
  • Lead and facilitate commercial negotiations with contractors and suppliers, both pre-contract and post execution
  • Work with Project Managers and discipline leads (Project Controls, Quality, Safety, Environment)
  • Draft commercial correspondence, including contract variations
  • Pro-actively drive the sign off and approval of key documents as per the DOA policy
  • Coordinate payment and milestone claims
  • Effectively liaise with cost controllers and planners to validate monthly claims
  • Independently manage the post award contracts database/control system
  • Support the commercial team in project reporting
  • Efficiently lead and manage multiple Tender processes to support Project Delivery
  • Draft contract documents, including terms, schedules and annexures
  • Lead evaluation teams, review and evaluate tender submissions
  • Pro-actively review, assess, and action contractual clarifications
  • Draft recommendation documentation, execute and award contracts

Applicant Requirements

This role requires a self-motivated, hands on and values-based individual with a desire to deliver best practice outcomes with skills, experience, and personal attributes including:

  • Strong commercial experience accompanied by an understanding of technical areas
  • Experience with contract management systems (Aconex desirable)
  • Proven experience in Tender development, release, and management, ideally in large mining or infrastructure projects
  • Exposure, knowledge and understanding of complex contractual frameworks and confidence in contract negotiation
  • Strong ability to build relationships and collaborate with various stakeholders at different levels and complexity
  • Proven experience managing multiple and concurrent activities in a high-pressure environment to achieve quality results
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism and work ethic
  • Pro-active support to process improvement and a genuine desire to support the development of skills in a commercial / controls space
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, reliable, and considerate
  • Positive mindset and commitment to achieving set outcomes within agreed timeframes
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Candidates looking for flexible work

To Apply

If the above excites you, and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! It’s an exciting and transformative time for us and we need creative, collaborative and great people like you.




BHP is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within its workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.


Applications close on Wednesday, 31 May 2023.

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