Principal Advisor - Business Conduct Office - APAC West

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  17th Nov 2023

Principal Advisor, Business Conduct Office – APAC West

  • Be a part of a capable and supportive team with a flexible work culture
  • A great opportunity to advance your career in Corporate Investigations
  • Join a global mining organisation where everyone is valued and respected
  • Permanent role based in Perth

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Principal Advisor, Business Conduct Office - APAC West to support the Manager Investigations - APAC West to work in collaboration with the broader Business Conduct Office (BCO). You will investigate and resolve moderate to complex allegations autonomously with minimal supervision and pro-actively monitor trends and share insights with the BCO Governance & Reporting team to support the business in line with the Corrective and Preventative Action approach to managing misconduct. As a senior member of the team, you enjoy mentoring and training less experienced staff. In addition, you will monitor data collection, provide advice regarding ongoing compliance with BCO processes and procedures, and provide project and complex investigation support to the Manager Investigations - APAC West.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

This is a great opportunity for a values guided individual looking to conduct fair, people-centric investigations and to advance their career within the Corporate Investigations area and will enable you to grow your career through developing management skills. Reporting to the Manager Investigations - APAC West you will:

  • Conduct trauma-informed and people-centric investigations into allegations of misconduct involving moderate to complex matters across the APAC West region
  • Work closely with a variety of internal stakeholders within our business units, product groups and functions in the implementation of the investigative process and to assist them with managing the welfare of investigation participants
  • Collect and assess evidence in all its forms
  • Prepare comprehensive investigation reports and be able to demonstrate the fair and reasonable basis for all findings, either internally or in an external legal forum if required
  • As required, contribute to post-investigative discussions to identify organizational and environmental factors relevant to findings and to assist the business with the Corrective and Preventative Action process, and as it relates to ongoing business integrity risk mitigation and process optimization strategies
  • Peer review investigation reports
  • Monitor and provide advice regarding high-quality data collection in APAC West and compliance with BCO processes and procedures
  • Assist the Manager, Investigations, APAC West with supervision of complex investigations and provide project support
  • Coach / mentor Specialist Investigators
  • Provide advice, guidance and training to Specialist investigators

 About you

To succeed in this role, you will be recognized as a specialist in investigations, within your particular areas of expertise, and also have the skills and experience to act as an advisor to the Manager Investigations - APAC West in relation to supervision of investigations and projects.

You will be interfacing with investigation participants and various stakeholder groups across all levels of the organisation and must be capable of managing conflicts, collecting and assessing evidence in all forms, assessing witness credibility, sound communication and writing skills and the ability to navigate difficult discussions with participants and stakeholders. You will display exemplary and unquestionable personal integrity and be able to take a firm but fair stand, displaying enthusiastic persistence when solving complex issues. You will also have a keen interest in data-driven continuous improvement and workflow management.

  • Degree level (or equivalent professional investigation accreditations)
  • Background in either law, forensic accounting, finance, auditing or human resources
  • Deep experience in both general workplace/behavioural misconduct and integrity based misconduct investigations
  • Proven experience in interviewing and report writing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Deep experience in forensic analysis of evidence
  • Knowledge of internal control frameworks
  • Ability to evaluate large volumes of data in an efficient and organised manner
  • Project management skills
  • Data collection, reporting and analysis skills or an interest in developing these skills
  • Excellent time management, record keeping and a good team ethic
  • Ability to mentor and develop junior team members and to monitor workflow and compliance within internal policies and procedures
  • You will be recognised as holding expertise in one or more investigative areas

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
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 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
  • 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)

Where you will be working

You will be part of a global team forming the Rio Tinto Business Conduct Office (BCO). The BCO’s mission is to provide an effective business integrity compliance program across the Rio Tinto Group to ensure all employees and third parties working on behalf of Rio Tinto, conduct business in an ethical and compliant manner within all countries where we operate.

Although based in our Perth Hub, some travel may be required domestically and internationally. Rio Tinto encourages flexible working arrangements, and you will enjoy the opportunity to work from home 1-2 days per week.

The BCO Team complies with Rio Tinto’s code of conduct (The Way We Work), policies and standards as they relate business integrity and workplace conduct are key priorities of the team. The group also has responsibility for Rio Tinto’s whistle-blower program known as MyVoice and the continued development of the group’s investigations process including training and conducting of investigations into alleged misconduct.

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.

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 diverse 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 valued individuals.

Applications close on Friday 1st December 2023 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).

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