Specialist Approvals and Tenure – BHP – Western Australia

Specialist Approvals and Tenure
BHP 590 reviewsWestern Australia

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

BHP Billiton Iron Ore is one of the world’s leading suppliers of iron ore. The Company’s operations currently involve an integrated system of seven mines, more than 1,600 kilometres of rail and two separate world class port facilities; Nelson Point and Finucane Island at Port Hedland.
We are seeking a proactive and forward thinking individual to take on the key role of Specialist Approvals and Tenure within the Minerals Australia Planning Access and Studies team.

Committed to developing a culture driven by safety, quality and continuous improvement, your highly developed teamwork and interpersonal skills, combined with well developed technical skills and an eye for detail will be central to success in the role.

Reporting to the Superintendent Approvals and Tenure, you will contribute to the effective management of agreements relating to land tenure and obligation. You will be responsible for preparing tenure reports and spatial plans of tenure locations as well as ensuring statutory forms, reports and payments are lodged accurately and quickly.

Your other accountabilities will include:

  • Preparing, reviewing and lodging statutory documentation and correspondence relating to acquisition, maintenance and divestment of tenure
  • Assisting in management of Wardens Court proceedings, including preparation of court documentation
  • Assist with preparing State Agreement approvals for significant new works, projects and associated tenure
  • Providing tenure and approvals advice and support to internal stakeholders
  • Maintain accurate and up to date land tenure database and related agreement
  • Assist projects to accurately identify the spatial position of areas and any tenure constraints

About You

With either a Tertiary, or near completed, Tertiary qualification in Law, geology, GIS or a related discipline or extensive experience in this area, your energy and drive will enable you to work well in a dynamic and challenging environment bringing a high attention to detail and the consistent ability to meet multiple deadlines.

A comprehensive working knowledge of the Land Administration Act, the Mining Act, the Native Title Act and associated processes along with experience in working with State Agreements and strong knowledge of infrastructure tenure such as easements and crown leases is required. Ideally you will have ArcGIS spatial mapping software experience.

Your technical strengths will be complemented by excellent engagement and communication skills. Proactive, credible and influential, you relate well with people, communicating confidently and building strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.


You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower – ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.

Supporting a diverse workforce

Supporting a Diverse WorkforceAt BHP Billiton, 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. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible employment arrangements, parent rooms and a substantial parental leave policy, which now includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.
Reference Number – 58423
Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.#LIWA

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