Specialist Radiation Safety Advisor

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  16th Nov 2023

Specialist Radiation Safety Advisor

  • FIFO/Site/Local base options including relocation benefits, housing, or generous travel allowances.
  • Unique opportunity to contribute to a world class project to return uranium mining back to natural condition surrounded by a pristine Australian National Park environment.
  • Located in tropical Northern Territory – a thriving and diverse lifestyle hub.

Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) operated Ranger, Australia’s longest continuous uranium mine, surrounded by, but separate from Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. In accordance with Government legislation, all mining operations and uranium processing at Ranger ceased on 8 January 2021.

Today, ERA’s strategic priority is the comprehensive rehabilitation of the Ranger Project Area to a standard where it can be reincorporated into the surrounding Kakadu National Park if Traditional Owners and the Commonwealth Government wish.

ERA's purpose is to create a positive legacy and achieve world-class, sustainable rehabilitation of former mine assets.

The principles that guide ERA’s approach are:

  • Safety: people are our priority.
  • Teamwork: we actively engage Traditional Owners, scientific experts, Government leaders, employees and the local community to help care for people and country.
  • Respect: we acknowledge and value culture and diverse perspectives in all we do.
  • Integrity: our long-term legacy and reputation relies on the action we take today.
  • Excellence: the unique cultural and environmental aspects of Ranger set the world leading standards we must achieve.

About the role

We are looking for a Specialist Radiation Safety Advisor to play a key role in the rehabilitation of the Ranger Mine by overseeing the Radiation Management Plan, ensuring all safety measures and controls are implemented effectively to protect both the workforce and the local community.

This is a great opportunity for a to be involved in hands-on field work in a challenging yet rewarding environment. This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to assist in driving the development of a strong health and safety culture.

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.

Working within the Radiation team, you will be:

  • Developing and issuing technical reports
  • Managing a small team to action routine monitoring
  • Be appointed as the Radiation Safety Officer for the project
  • Developing training materials and coordinating with subject matter experts to raise awareness and implement safety initiatives
  • Contributing to the feasibility study and plant deconstruction Plan
  • Analysing previous radiation monitoring data
  • Working collaboratively with the relevant stakeholders and the regulators

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • 5+ years’ experience in relevant radiation safety roles with some exposure as a radiation safety officer.
  • Experience in a heavy industry, ideally mining, oil and gas, or minerals.
  • Base level leadership skills with willingness to grow and develop these.
  • Ability to develop capabilities within a team, guiding and sharing technical information.
  • Capable of detailed report writing and high-level attention to detail due to the highly regulated nature of the industry.
  • Tertiary qualification in science or engineering (specifically radiation-related fields) preferred.
  • Extensive industry experience without a degree may also be considered.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence people to get things done.
  • High energy and enthusiastic team member with a passion for the environment.
  • Down to earth, humble, and can easily build lasting relationships.
  • Team player with one team view, contributing to a culture where everyone pitches in across disciplines.
  • Strong knowledge of Australian Radiation Protection Legislation preferred.

What we offer

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • 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)
  • Domestic relocation assistance for you and your family

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’ll be workingEnergy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) is a publicly listed company with Rio Tinto its major shareholder. ERA has mined and produced uranium oxide from its Ranger mine in the beautiful and rugged Alligator Rivers area of the Northern Territory since 1980. The Ranger mine is located on Aboriginal land, and is surrounded by, but separate from Kakadu National Park.

Mining at Ranger ceased in November 2012 and since then, Ranger has been processing ore from stockpiles.

The role is either Darwin based on a Bus in Bus out arrangement between Ranger Mine and Darwin, or locally based residential in Jabiru. Subsidised housing arrangements for Jabiru residents will be included.

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.

Applications close on Sunday the 17th of December 2023 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

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