Project Controls Specialist

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  11th Feb 2024

Project Controls Specialist

 We encourage women and Indigenous Peoples to apply, as we advance our business to more accurately reflect the world around us.
  • The perfect balance, our roster gives you more time for the things that are important in your life and to your family and community 
  • Our friendly teams look after each other because your safety and wellbeing are always our priority 
  • Permanent employment which includes attractive salary, annual bonuses and a huge range of additional benefits which are designed to make your life better 
  • Based in Robe Valley, FIFO from Perth on a 5:2, 4:3 Roster

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 who we are.  

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  

We are looking for Project Controls Specialist to join our Projects team at Robe Valley. You’ll play a critical role in providing support for scoping, planning and scheduling, finance, cost control, and reporting to ensure successful delivery of multi-disciplined minor capital projects in a timely manner.

Whether you’re new to your profession or experienced in your field, and whatever industry you have exposure to, we have opportunities that will provide interesting work and growth opportunities for everyone.   

You’ll be part of a friendly team, supported by your leader to grow and achieve your own personal goals as well as the goals of the team. You’ll work a 5:2, 4:3 roster which will give you more time to spend on the things that are important to you and the people in your life. 

Reporting to the Project Delivery Superintendent you will:   

  • Work in collaboration with the Project Superintendent to work in continuous improvements in project controls to achieve safe and successful completions of business priorities at Robe Valley with grounded values in RTIO’s Everyday Respect
  • Engage with various stakeholders to define work plans, analyse actuals against forecasts, contribute in-scope, scope control, schedules, plan finalisation.
  • Develop and implement appropriate project control as required, keep track of projects’ budget and schedule, maintain, and establish control as required.
  • Implement standard project control services such as reporting, risk management, financial control and monitoring, date integration, schedule and cost control.
  • Support in determining priorities goals and objectives of the projects, track and form project budget.
  • Monitor and manage financial control functions of the project and prepare financial plans, reports, cost estimates, forecast and analysis.
  • Participate, organize and take part in workshops, reviews, strategy planning, directions, structure and approach to focus on value and anticipated outcome

What you’ll bring   

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team 
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset 
  • Significant experience working in projects’ planning, scheduling, control and reporting.
  • Experience in the construction areas associated with Mining and Minerals Processing Industry.
  • Ability to work closely with Stakeholders, Capital and Risk Management, Procurement Management and Project Delivery team to ensure safe and successful projects’ deliveries.
  • Strong negotiation skills and a desire to drive continuous improvement.

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn't align 100% we still want to hear from you.  

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.

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:

  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Dedicated Indigenous Talent Programme for our Operators and Tradespersons and entry level operational roles. This programme is designed to create long term sustainable careers for our Indigenous Employees to grow into leadership or technical pathways to ensure you have every opportunity to grow your career.
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.

Who we are  

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’ll be working  

Located in the scenic Pilbara region and close to the major centre of Karratha, the vibrant town offers a sought-after lifestyle and affordable living in comfortable subsidised housing.

 This is a great opportunity for you and your family to contribute to a unique community and enjoy a wide range of seasonal outdoor activities; allowing you to find the perfect balance between leisure and work. From the popular annual rodeo event to other regular social and cultural activities, local residents can make the most of modern amenities.

The town of Pannawonica is supported by a resident doctor, an excellent primary school with options to undertake secondary school studies in a supervised distance education program, supermarket, and a local community gym and youth centre.

Applications close on 26th February 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)


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