Senior Hydrogeologist

Rio Tinto

Perth, WA, AU

  • Unique opportunity to utilise your technical expertise whilst supporting a small team of Hydrogeologists

  • A dynamic and varied role allowing you to positively engage and partner across the business

  • Permanent role based in Perth, with travel to the Pilbara as required 


A great opportunity exists for a Senior Hydrogeologist to join our Water Resource Evaluation (WRE) team. Based in Perth, this role will oversee a small team of Hydrogeologists and provide groundwater management support, guidance and direction to iron ore mining operations and expansion studies. The position is integral to the ongoing management of water-related risk to our operations in the Pilbara and encompasses a diverse array of activities spanning greenfields developments and operational support.


Reporting to the Superintendent Hydrogeology, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading, supporting and mentoring a small team of Hydrogeologists

  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal stakeholders

  • Developing dewatering and water management strategies to meet the mine plan and study requirements – right through to mine closure

  • Supporting environmental approval processes for both brownfields extensions and greenfields developments

  • Providing technical, safety and project management oversight of hydrogeological field programmes

  • Reviewing and validating internal and regulatory groundwater reporting

  • Developing scopes of work to design and define dewatering, depressurisation and monitoring bore requirements and test pumping

What you will bring


To succeed in this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary Geology or Geoscience qualification (post-grad qualifications in hydrogeology advantageous)

  • The ability to engage effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of internal and external partners

  • Significant demonstrated experience in hydrogeology/hydrology in industry, consulting or regulators

  • A commitment to the health and safety of yourself, your team and the environment

What we are offering 

  • An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority

  • Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work

  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions

  • A competitive salary reflective of your skills and experience with an annual incentive program

  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family       

  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

  • Attractive share ownership plan and an array of salary sacrifice and packaging options

  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more) 

Where you will be working


In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world’s largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.


This role is based in Perth at our Central Park building with some travel to the operating sites as required.

Every Voice Matters


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.


All progress begins with pioneers – at Rio Tinto it begins with you.


Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.


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Applications close on Sunday 31st May (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)





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