Rio Tinto

Perth, WA, AU

About the role


Our Resource Development division provides support to and sustains our Pilbara iron ore operations through the delivery of ore body knowledge that ensures resources are developed in time, future value opportunities are identified and developed, and that tenure remains secure. The Water Resource Evaluation team is responsible for providing the technical advice and direction necessary to mitigate water-related risk across our Pilbara operations at all stages of mine development, from concept through to feasibility, implementation, operations and closure.


An excellent opportunity now exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Hydrogeologist to join our Water Resource Evaluation (WRE) team.


Reporting to the Superintendent Hydrogeology, you will: 

  • Monitor and review effectiveness of dewatering and water management strategies in meeting mine plan and study requirements

  • Develop and test hydrogeological conceptualisations in greenfields and brownfields settings

  • Risk assess the impact of changes to mine plans on groundwater management strategies

  • Compile, validate and quality assure internal and regulatory groundwater reporting

  • Generate scoping investigations and scopes of work that design and define dewatering, depressurisation and monitoring requirements as well as aquifer testing

  • Provide technical and safety oversight of hydrogeological field programmes

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal stakeholders 

 About you


To be successfully considered for this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary Geology or Geoscience qualification

  • Demonstrated experience in hydrogeology/hydrology in industry, government or consulting roles

  • A current C Class driver’s license  

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 position is based in the Perth CBD at our Central Park building with adhoc travel to site as required. Flexible working arrangements including working from home are available.


About us


As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.


Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.


Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents.


Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce


We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.


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 23rd August 2020 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)





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