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IS&T - Automation Lead

Requisition ID: 261627 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Camp 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 



About the Project

  • Are you looking to make your mark with a world class, high-impact project?
  • Keen to join an experienced and highly respected team?
  • Want to contribute to significant environmental and cultural heritage values?


Then the Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) Ranger rehabilitation project is what you’re looking for!


After more than 35 years operating as a successful uranium mine, the Ranger Project is entering its rehabilitation stage and offers an exciting opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the environment.


ERA has engaged the global engineering firm, Bechtel, to support ERA as Delivery Partner for ongoing study work.


Bechtel will be working alongside ERA and major stakeholder Rio Tinto to restore the land to the status of its surrounding World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.  A collaborative project, this project will be developed in consultation with the Mirarr Traditional Owners and will benefit the Jabiru community.


Located 8 km east of Jabiru and 260 km south-east of Darwin, the Ranger Project will lead the way in the fast-growing area of mining closures.


This is your opportunity to join an established team, develop as a professional, and work in partnership with our client – contributing to a long-term commitment to people, communities and the environment.


Please note a formal offer to the successful candidate of this site-based FIFO (fly in fly out) position will be contingent upon passing a stringent medical examination.


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About the Role

Reporting to the ERA Ranger Rehabilitation Project Site Manager or Project Field Engineer (PFE), the Project Automation Lead provides input into the project automation plan and supports project personnel with the implementation of Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAP) software applications. Ensures applications are implemented according to the Mining and Metals Standards, in compliance with functional processes and procedures and associated work processes and in line with the specific execution needs of the project. Reviews BSAP deviations raised by the project, evaluates their impact to other BSAPs, data integration and work processes and seeks Global Business Unit (GBU) Automation Manager and Functional Automation Lead approval if the deviations are appropriate. Assists in the implementation of training to field Engineering, Construction automation personnel and others, including design Engineering as required. Regular travel to the jobsite will be required.



Key responsibilities

  • Receives project direction and supervision from the Site Manager / PFE
  • Receives technical and business process oversight from the GBU Automation Manager and GBU Function Automation leads
  • Performs assignments independently with instructions as to the general results expected.
  • Provides oversight and guidance to junior automation support staff.
  • Collaborates with the other Project functional Automation support personnel and leads to jointly ensure integration standards are being implemented on the project, which in turn ensures data quality for the Construction automation tools
  • Maintains frequent contact with GBU Functional Automation personnel assigned to other projects to gather status information and to share technical or process and procedures information and lessons learned
  • Ensures the BSAPs are implemented and properly configured to comply with Project needs and with functional work processes and procedures to fully support the associated work processes on the project
  • In coordination with the other project functional automation leads, audits electronic data exchanges to/from Construction BSAPs to ensure they are implemented configured correctly to support Construction work activities
  • Ensures rules of credit are configured as per construction processes and procedures and review proposed deviations if required
  • Reviews and reports on quantity reporting interfaces between Project Controls (QURR) and the Construction BSAPs to report on completeness and accuracy
  • Provide BSAP training to team members, Field Engineering and Subcontractors as required.




What we offer
There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and rewarding local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.


With a competitive salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through private health cover and includes access to specialist medical advice (‘Best Doctors’) and a leading employee assistance program.


We are serious about setting you up for success from the very beginning. Experience an established online onboarding process, gain access to learning and development opportunities via the Bechtel University and participate in our Talent Management and Reward and Recognition programs.



About you

  • Knowledge of Cross Functional BSAPs and associated functional processes and procedures, with a focus on installed quantities tracking and reporting, work packaging, technical correspondence, contractor management work processes, etc.
  • Knowledge of industry practices including completions and commissioning management, safety permitting and critical risk management
  • Microsoft Office Suite intermediate skills with emphasis on Microsoft Access, Excel, Power BI, etc.
  • Industry Experience of 8 or more years.
  • The above may be acquired through:
  • Recognized degree or equivalent in Engineering, Construction, Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Recognized degree in Computer Science or Information Systems from an accredited college or university, and/or
  • Specialized courses in general information systems or relevant information systems disciplines, and/or
  • Extensive work experience in information systems or relevant equivalent experience in information systems disciplines, and/or
  • Educational training in general Engineering techniques and procedures gained through courses in an Engineering discipline, mathematics, contract law or courses requiring extensive work in developing comprehensive end result products based on extensive research, and/or
  • Actual work experience providing exposure and on-the-job training in a technical or administrative position supporting Construction engineers or superintendents, and
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Experience with supporting BSAP standards would be considered a great advantage.
  • Offers of employment will be conditional upon successful completion of a medical examination (including but not limited to a functional exam and drug and alcohol testing).



Please note, Right to Work in Australia without employer sponsorship is required for this role. 


Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so don't delay in applying to join the Bechtel team! Everyone who applies will receive a response. 



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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