Curtin-BHP Alliance Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Curtin-BHP Alliance

Join the Curtin-BHP Alliance and drive our strategic objectives and project outcomes. The Alliance aims to improve talent pipelines and develop workforce capability to effectively engage the changing world of work. Create collaborative research addressing relevant organisational and industry needs and opportunities and expanding both Curtin and BHP’s presence across Western Australia, particularly in communities of mutual interest.

Your new role

An opportunity exists for an Alliance Manager to support the Curtin-BHP Alliance through the development, execution and promotion of mutually beneficial collaborative, research, teaching and learning and commercial projects and initiatives. Engage with senior stakeholders across Curtin’s research and academic portfolios as well as senior stakeholders within BHP technology and community engagement portfolios.

You will gain exposure to Curtin University and BHP, being an integral link between both alliance partners. Join us to help deliver diverse and groundbreaking research, teaching and learning and community engagement projects where no two days will be the same.
The role will be based at the Curtin Bentley Campus with regular attendance at the BHP offices in the Perth CBD, as well as visiting regional BHP locations. Reporting to the Director of Research Partnerships, you will also work closely with key personnel in Learning Partnerships, Alumni, Scholarships and Faculty portfolios.
Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and overseeing the development, coordination and implementation of Curtin-BHP joint initiatives.
  • Managing the Curtin-BHP relationship through increasing engagement and collaboration across a wide range of projects.
  • Providing advice and contributing to strategies, policies, processes and programs to deliver the objectives of the Curtin-BHP Alliance.
  • Providing executive officer support to joint project committees including the preparation of reports to deliver on the success of the alliance.
You will bring to the role
  • Knowledge of the WA mining context.
  • Highly developed relationship management skills with a consultative style focused on creating value.
  • Outstanding organisational, prioritising and communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills, including applied project governance experience and significant exposure to mining, resources, energy or technical environments.
  • Undergraduate qualification in mining, business or a relevant subject.
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills.

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. 

Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

For information on this opportunity please contact

Hai Binh Lam

on 0411455009.

What we offer  
  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance.
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set.
  • Excellent benefits, including salary packaging, and discounts on heath and retail outlets.

Curtin University’s vibrant Bentley campus also includes a gym, childcare, a medical centre, an art gallery, endless food options including a full-range grocer, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, good parking and excellent public transport connections.

For more information about our university and Curtin’s employee benefits please visit

Join us!

Please provide a cover letter and resume including sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.
Applications close: Monday 30 January 2023, 9PM ASWT
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) or

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At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired.

We have a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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