Rehabilitation Specialist - Closure Readiness

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  16th Nov 2023

 Specialist Rehabilitation (& Environment) - Closure Readiness

  • Mine rehabilitation and closure is a challenging and rewarding field of work
  • Be part of a team that solves complex challenges and shapes the future
  • Enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle in an ideal residential environment – Weipa
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Specialist Rehabilitation  – Closure Readiness to join our Closure Readiness team and lead all activities relating to land management and environment that are needed to prepare for the future closure of East Weipa and Andoom mines.

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced rehabilitation practitioner to contribute to our rehabilitation projects, plans and research. Working a 9-day fortnight and reporting into the Superintendent– Closure Readiness, you will:

  • Facilitate work to demonstrate tangible, scalable and cost-effective methodologies for:
  • Rehabilitation monitoring and data collection
  • Gamba Grass Eradication (and weed management generally)
  • Producing topsoil from inert tailings
  • Topsoil amelioration
  • Substandard revegetation intervention
  • Seed collection & storage
  • Manage Contractor/ Consultant safety and performance
  • Develop and maintain trustworthy hydrological database
  • Complete trade-off analysis and share closure learnings across RTA to build an operating philosophy that promotes operational excellence and long-term cost savings through improved earth moving, rehabilitation and environmental processes.
  • Assist with external and internal stakeholder engagement
  • Participate in reporting, governance and assurance processes
  • Manage closure related rehabilitation and environmental risks using RT systems and processes
  • Display personal behaviors that reflect RT’s values
  • Manage budgets
  • Asure compliance with the Closure Readiness schedule
  • Complete documentation of findings and manage records
  • Manage safety in line with RTA systems and processes
  • Integrate improvement initiatives into existing business systems.

About you

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

  • Qualifications in Environmental Science, Agronomy, Soil Science, or similar
  • A proven track record in managing rehabilitation activities in a tropical savannah setting
  • Project management experience including skills in overseeing trials, research and development
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Sound understanding of change management processes
  • Experience in contractor management including scopes of work, tender evaluation and contact establishment.
  • ARC GIS package and Microsoft suite computing skills

What we offer

  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Weipa accommodation benefit
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months (no distinction between primary or secondary carer)
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options – rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts – banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

Where you will be working

Our Weipa operations in Far North Queensland includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, shiploaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals. Amrun, our newest mine, was completed in 2018 and will extend our Weipa bauxite operations by decades, significantly building on our 55-year history on the Western Cape, and providing jobs and supporting business growth in the region. The mine is located on traditional land. We work closely with the Traditional Owners to implement our agreements, ensuring that the benefits generated from mining support future generations and that important cultural heritage sites are identified and preserved.

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 different cultural backgrounds.

Closing date 30th of November 2023

“Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings prior to the stated closing date, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your application as soon as possible.” 

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