Environmental Advisor Closure

Job Type:Full Time

Environment Advisor - Closure

  • Unique opportunity to gain closure experience at a world class diamond mine
  • Lead site water monitoring and management, including database, telemetry and GIS systems
  • Pick your lifestyle!FIFO from Perth or DIDO from Kununurra - 4/3 roster

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and safety-focussed Environment Advisor - Closure to join our team, supporting Rio Tinto Argyle mine operations and closure teams to ensure effective environmental management as we prepare for closure in late 2020.You’ll combine your technical knowledge on water quality with your stakeholder management skills to partner with our site operations, closure teams, leaders and other key stakeholders.

With a planned transition for this role into the closure project team, you will have plenty of opportunity to utilise your technical skills and influence positive outcomes with operational and closure project leaders as well as community groups. This is a great opportunity to gain unique experience in closure planning and rehabilitation, which will place you ahead of the pack in future career opportunities as legacy management and closure requirements are increasingly prioritized and embedded in operations plans.

Reporting to the Superintendent Environment, you will be:

  • Lead for site water monitoring, management, data collection, analysis and reporting, including database management, GIS, telemetry systems, gauges and supporting infrastructure.
  • Supervising, coordinating and supporting consultants and contractors engaged to complete specific environmental studies and projects relating to closure; includes hydrometric, surface and groundwater monitoring, contaminated sites, revegetation, weed management, flora/fauna surveys.
  • Partnering with operation and closure teams to support effective environmental risk management.
  • Preparing and submitting compliance reports required in association with our licence to operate.
  • Providing environmental advice in the interpretation of legislation, acts and regulations.

About you

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Environment or related science discipline with sound knowledge of key concepts, theories and practices related to water quality and hydrology/hydrogeology.
  • Demonstrated experience with infield monitoring, data collection and analysis, database and GIS management.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation and maintenance of water and meteorological monitoring telemetry, gauges and supporting infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder and contractor management and communication skills with the ability to influence outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing HSE risks and compliance requirements when executing work activities.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, with reliability and accuracy.

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto owns and operates the Argyle diamond mine in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia. The mine has been operating since 1983 and has produced more than 800 million carats of rough diamonds. It is one of the world's largest supplier of diamonds and the world's largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. Argyle's significant commitment to the East Kimberley supports a sustainable future for the region that will endure well beyond the life of the mine. Argyle is dedicated to the development of relationships with local communities and has committed to a Participation Agreement with the region’s Traditional Owners, which preserves Traditional Owners’ rights and interests in relation to the mining lease area.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.