Heritage Liaison Advisor

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  12th Feb 2024

Heritage Liaison Advisor

  • Field focused role with regular remote travel to deliver RTIOs cultural heritage survey program.
  • Work where your work matters
  • Permanent | Fulltime | Residential role in Dampier | 8 days on: 6 days off

Where we’re all welcome 

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. 

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 acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Heritage Fieldwork we are looking for a Heritage Liaison Advisor to facilitate and ensure the safe conduct of Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s cultural heritage survey program.

This role is a great opportunity for a passionate professional who love enjoys working in the field, has solid leadership and stakeholder management skills and able to bring all the pieces of the project together. Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Contractor management for Rio Tinto’s heritage team survey program.
  • Developing and maintaining favourable relationships with internal and external stakeholders through strong engagement and communication
  • Delivering in-field survey works 
  • Preparing, managing and implementing initial response plans and journey management plans.
  • Supervise heritage field survey teams (contractors & traditional owners) in line with RT safety systems and processes enabling delivery against the infield survey schedule.
  • Maintaining cultural heritage fieldwork equipment, assets, and fleet
  • Supporting social surrounds, archaeological, ethnographic, botanical, and other environmental survey works with Traditional Owner group involvement
  • Coaching survey participants according to Rio Tinto HSEC and CRM procedures
  • Undertaking critical risk management as a team leader.

About you

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

  • Experience working in a leadership role with good field safety knowledge and a passion for working with Traditional Owners.
  • Capable to travel (up to 10 days at a time), work in the field, in the heat and undertake physically demanding tasks.
  • Experience bringing stakeholders together to deliver on projects with excellent engagement and influencing skills.

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Senior First Aid Certificate, 4WD accreditation and GIS/Navigation skills.

What we offer

  • Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • 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, cultural leave)
  • To better suit different family needs, our paid parental leave approach gives all parents the option to take 18 weeks of paid leave after a new child arrives – at a time that suits them
  • Exclusive employee discounts including hotel stays, banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more, read more about the huge range of benefits here: https://bit.ly/43AQLue

Where you’ll be working

This role will be based residentially in Dampier.

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.

Applications close on 24th February 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).


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