Specialist Water Projects

Rio Tinto

Perth WA, Australia 🇦🇺

Primary Location: Perth, Western Australia, AU

Specialist – Water Projects

  • Help assist with the strategic goals and vision for holistic water management across RTIO
  • Assist and drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in mine water management
  • Great opportunity to network, collaborate and partner with an extensive stakeholder group
  • Permanent opportunity which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Perth based with ad-hoc travel to site

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have research and development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career in new and exciting ways through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

We are looking for a Specialist, Water Projects to join our Iron Ore business and assist in the delivery and business engagement on a series of water management initiatives identified as key to enabling execution of our water management strategy. This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse stakeholder group geographically spread across our iron ore business to help deliver a plan which considers the entire life of our Tier 1 assets, from development, implementation, operation and closure.

Reporting to the Principal, Water Projects, you will:

  • Assist in the successful delivery and oversight of key strategic initiatives in relation to aquifer storage and recovery, hydrometrics, research and industry collaboration, open water storage, hydraulic barriers and directional drilling
  • Work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to drive continuous improvement through adherence to PDCA (plan-do-check-act)
  • Assist in technical project development to ensure strategic objectives are met
  • Bring water stewardship principles and imbed as project fundamentals
  • Establish effective working relationships with water management stakeholders across the business
  • Be involved in industry-leading water management projects from concept development to implementation
  • Have a well-developed range of numerical/analytical techniques to measure and predict complex natural and engineered water system behavior

What you’ll bring:

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and others, creating and maintaining a safe workplace and to live our new values of care, courage and curiosity and put people at our heart
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving abilitiesto deliver water related solutions across the business
  • Proven ability to build constructive working relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – ability to build networks with a wide range of people, ability to influence and build consensus
  • Flexibility to travel to our operational mine sites on a regular basis
  • A current manual WA Driver’s license 

It will be beneficial if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a water focused science/engineering discipline
  • Be highly attuned to the challenges associated with water management in mining and the Pilbara in particular
  • Project management skills

What we offer 

Be rewarded for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve have assisted our goal of being leaders in mine water management. We also offer:

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

 About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers –generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium –the world’s first to be certified “responsible” –helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

Working Monday to Friday, you will be based at the Central Park building, location in Perth CBD.

From time to time, you may need to travel to one of our mine sites in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. We own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure –all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand. We are one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of iron ore.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome –they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Applications close on Thursday 1st December 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)