Specialist Geologist - Perth

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Location:Perth
Job Type:Full Time

Specialist Geologist - Mineral Waste Management - Perth

  • Utilise your analytical and problem solving skills to support business decisions around mineral waste management

  • Work collaboratively with other technical experts to implement process and system improvements on site

  • Permanent Perth based opportunity with flexible working arrangements available

An exciting new opportunity exists for a Specialist Geologist to join our Mineral Waste Management team. In this Perth based role, you will provide technical support and advice to the Iron Ore business and assist in the full life cycle and delivery of projects from development, through operations and into closure.

Reporting to the Superintendent Mineral Waste you will:

  • Provide specialist technical advice to studies, operations and closure

  • Undertake geochemical characterisation of samples, and communicate results and implications to the business

  • Interrogate large datasets to determine trends in geological and water quality data

  • Work closely with teams to implement standards, ensuring compliance and best practice are in use at sites

  • Implement and roll out improvements to increase the efficiency of current procedures, systems and capabilities

What you will bring

With tertiary qualifications in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Geochemistry or similar, you will have practical experience within the mining industry and be someone who enjoys collaborating with a diverse stakeholder group. You will be able to engage and influence, and call upon your technical experience to communicate complex technical concepts effectively.

Analytically minded, you will have a passion for investigating, testing and rolling out improvements to systems. An understanding of acid and metalliferous drainage characterisation and/or water quality analysis and management of their impacts will be required and exposure to software packages such as Vulcan, ArcGIS and acQuire will be advantageous.

What’s on 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

  • Opportunity to be part of the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets

  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions

  • 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

  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options

  • 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’ll be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading performance and technology. Our iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

This role is based in Perth at our Central Park building with some travel to the operating sites as required.

Every Voice Matters

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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.

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.

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Applications close on Sunday 31st May (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).