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Superintendent - Shaft A&I job in Jansen

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Job Ref:  786845
Employer:  BHP Billiton
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  Canada
City:  Jansen
14/10/2016 21:04

At BHP Billiton, our people lead the way. We are BHP Billiton. Our 100-year Potash strategy in Saskatchewan will allow us to keep pace with the growing demands of the world. This is a career opportunity of a lifetime.

BHP Billiton is committed to be an organization which fosters an environment where people can be themselves, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions at work and in the communities. This will be achieved by recognizing, embracing, and leveraging individual differences. In support of this, we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and therefore where candidate's applicable skills and experiences are relatively equal, preference for hiring may be given to Aboriginal candidates and/or Women in a non-traditional role.


An outstanding opportunity exists for an enthusiastic professional to become part of our team based in our Saskatoon office. The Superintendent Shaft A&I under the general guidance of the Senior Manager Shaft Delivery will be responsible for providing quality assurance oversight of Contractor QA/QC to assure Engineering, Fabrication and Construction processes and products meet Design requirements and intent. The Superintendent Shaft A&I is also responsible to oversee, track and control Contractor Engineering of field/construction layouts, construction aids and equipment, and Procurement and Contract Package development. The role will also lead pertinent field investigations, studies and monitoring data required during the execution phases.

  • Ensure 'prevention through design' principles are applied by the Engineer
  • Ensure all engineering work in Execution Phase complies with BHPB standards and processes for the following areas:
    • Engineering processes are followed during the design and execution phases
    • Validate estimates and schedules developed by the engineer are correct and aligned with the Mining Department philosophy
  • Lead field QA/QC functions of EPCM/Prime Contractor and Subs to provide a documented quality product as required by BHPB
  • Support and review detailed construction and shaft schedules
  • Deliver Engineering and study reports and documents.
  • Maintain the document control system
  • Lead pertinent/assigned field investigations
  • Provide support and specialist assistance to all facets of the project
  • Oversee Engineering progress in Engineering and Procurement and Contract Package development
  • Interface, organize and compile BHPB reviews of all Engineering efforts
  • Production reconciliation of Sinking Plant and Shaft Sinking progress
  • Make recommendation on equipment and tools
  • Provide support and specialist assistance to all facets of the project
  • Prepare and perform Engineering studies (time and motion, cycle time analysis, performance analysis) as directed
  • Prepare periodic technical records and reports as directed
  • develop and manage the Shaft Lessons Learned program
  • Interface and conduct Engineering discussions, meetings, and documentation with all Project Team members
  • Provide leadership and supervision to subordinate Engineering and EIT staff

Minimum Experience and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline [Mining, Civil or Mechanical preferred]
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in similar function and/or role
  • Minimum 3 years' experience leading people
  • Potash/coal experience or shaft sinking experience would be an asset
  • Understanding of scheduling and cost estimating mining and construction activities
  • Strong engineering & computer skills
  • Strong understanding of project management requirements

While we appreciate all interest in BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and our Jansen Project, preference will be given to qualified local and domestic applicants as local conditions apply for this role.
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