Electrical Engineer

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  26th Mar 2024

Electrical Engineer

  • Global mining organisation with an exceptional safety culture
  • Heavily Subsidised housing and utilities
  • Role based in the beautiful tropical coastal town of Gove or flexibility for the lifestyle you want – Fly in; fly out opportunities from {Cairns, Darwin or Brisbane}

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are currently seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to provide engineering support to our Bauxite operations in Gove, Northern Territory.This role is a great opportunity for a self-motivated experienced individual with a strong electrical background to contribute to the future direction of our Electrical Engineering Team.

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 technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

This role can be residentially based in Gove , or FIFO from Brisbane,Darwin or, Cairns.As the Electrical Engineer, you will report to the Senior Electrical Engineer, where your duties will include:

  • Ensuring electrical regulatory, statutory and site standards compliance for new electrical installations.
  • Continuous improvement of asset management tactics to improve plant reliability.
  • Provision of electrical engineering support to site maintenance and capital projects teams.
  • Identification, management, and elimination of electrical risks.
  • Approval of HV switching programs.
  • Maintain DigSilent Power Factor Power Model.
  • Identifying and implementing activities which will enable the increase in production or the decrease in cost per tonne of production.
  • Provide electrical design and project management for engineering service requests.
  • Creating construction drawings, scopes of work and cost estimates for electrical and instrumentation project work.
  • Design and execution of defect elimination projects.
  • Coordinating and managing external electrical and instrumentation subject matter experts
  • Auditing site compliance with statutory, regulatory and site electrical engineering standards.
  • Reviewing site standards on a regular basis.

About you

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a field Electrical Engineer in heavy industry (ideally Mining)
  • Experience in electrical design
  • Experience in high voltage and power system studies
  • Understanding of High Voltage and Low Voltage Electrical Standards
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in MS Office
  • Intermediate experience in DigSilent Powerfactory modelling

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Chartered Professional Engineer Qualification
  • Hazardous areas experience
  • Knowledge of SAP

What we offer

  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer ( Residential)
  • FIFO options from Cairns, Brisbane or Darwin
  • Heavily subsidised housing and utilities
  • Up to 9 Months Paid parental leave (no distinction between primary or secondary carer)
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate familly
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options – rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts – banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive. We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents.

Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where you will be working

Our Gove Operations have been supplying the global aluminium industry with world-class bauxite for more than 40 years. Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, each year the operation produces approximately 12 million tonnes of bauxite.

With a workforce of 460 people, daily activities include mine operations, maintenance, asset management, shutdown planning and execution, export operations, cultural heritage management, and closure activities following our decision to close the site’s alumina refinery and associated Residue Disposal Area in 2017. 

We expect our bauxite mining operations on the Gove Peninsula will cease in 2030 and we are undertaking significant work to support closure of the operation. We also recognise our operations take place on Indigenous-owned land, and we are committed to working together to achieve a positive future for Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula post-mining.

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.

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