Principal Human Resources Consulting


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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 Potash

The Jansen project in Saskatchewan, Canada is set to become one of the largest potash mines in the world and is located approximately 140 kilometers east of Saskatoon.

BHP’s CAD$14 billion (US$10.5 billion) investment in the Jansen project will deliver a potash mine in Saskatchewan designed to maximize sustainability. As the largest investment in Saskatchewan’s history, Jansen is expected to generate approximately 5,500 workforce opportunities during construction and 900 long-term roles.

Jansen’s construction will take place over several years with first production planned for late 2026. Once fully ramped up, Jansen is expected to have an initial production capacity of approximately 8.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa), with the potential to produce 16 to 17 Mtpa in future stages.

Reporting to the Manager Human Resources Consulting, the Principal Human Resources Consulting provides technical expertise and guidance on the provision for on-demand HR support to people leaders and prioritizes HR project support for the business. This position provides Human Resources support and enquiry resolution to all people leaders on matters relating to Talent Management, Total Rewards, Organizational Performance, and Culture Development processes. The incumbent will provide Project Management Office (PMO) support to small or medium sized projects and business initiatives.

About the Role

  • Leads Project Management Office (PMO) HR projects and improvement initiatives for both the HR function and business
  • Provides HR support and guidance to supervisors and employees on all people processes under the HR Service Catalogue (Organizational Transformation, Talent Management, Culture, Leadership Development, Change Management, Workforce Plan, Productivity)
  • Offers coaching, tools, and direction to the correct channels for resolution within the broader HR team
  • Supports the Principal HR Business Partners in the delivery and execution of HR processes as per the HR Service Catalogue
  • Provides inputs and data analysis to, and facilitates strategic decisions for the HR Business Partner team of Minerals Americas and Global Functions
  • Engages with HR sub-functions’ Specialists to support business plan deliverables
  • Identifies and analyzes people processes and initiatives that are being raised by relevant stakeholders so they can be prioritized, improved, and standardized
  • Upholds an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility, and sustainable development

Work Location

Downtown, Saskatoon office. 40 hours per week. Hybrid working (flexible, shared workstations and a combination of office and work from home) is standard for BHP.

BHP offers domestic relocation assistance to support the successful incumbent in transitioning, if required. Benefits offered as part of the relocation program include (but are not limited to) new home purchase assistance, temporary accommodations, home finding trip and a resettlement allowance.

About You

Pivotal experiences for the role:

  • 7+ years of experience in a Human Resources Business Partner or Human Resources Consultant role
  • Experience leveraging Process Improvement Methodologies (i.e. Six Sigma, TQM, Lean, Kaizen, PDCA, BPM)
  • Knowledge of SAP, SuccessFactors
  • Highly skilled with Excel, PowerBI and data analysis
  • Demonstrated behavioural competencies related to collaboration, accountability, and problem-solving


  • Relevant post-secondary education (Commerce, Business Administration, etc.) from an accredited institute with a specialization in Human Resources, or equivalent experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is preferred

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 several 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.

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs’ portal.

Application Due Date

This posting will be active until 11:59pm CST on January 11, 2024.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that is more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognize that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.

BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected] .

At BHP, we aim to unlock the enormous potential that diverse and inclusive teams bring to the workplace, to leave a strong legacy within and beyond our operations for the generations to come.

Based on existing demographics in our Potash project preference in hiring will be given to qualified women and Indigenous peoples who self-identify as such in the application process. This reasonable and justifiable measure has been implemented pursuant to section 56 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, 2018.

The BHP Jansen project marks the largest investment in Saskatchewan’s history, and with that growth will come significant employment opportunities. With first production projected to occur late in 2026, from now until the project fully ramps up there will be significant recruitment requirements over the coming months and years. To find out more about the project, hints and tips on our process, and where a career with BHP Potash can take you, sign up to our talent updates here .



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