Manager Rail Operations

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Tom Price
Job Type:Full Time

Manager Rail Operations

  • Unique opportunity to lead a high profile transformational change
  • Work with the world’s largest robot – our automated heavy haul network
  • Fly-in fly-out role from Perth

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our Rail Operations division and we have a unique opportunity for you to join as a key member of the senior leadership team.

Our rail network is the largest privately-owned and operated rail system in Australia, currently servicing 16 mines via mainline systems of more than 1,700 kilometres. We’re also proud to have introduced the world’s first automated heavy haul network with more than 90 per cent of all train kilometres now being completed in autonomous mode, but our journey is only just beginning.

We’re looking for a Manager Rail Operations to build on our success so far and unlock the next level of safety and productivity benefits for our inland operations. You will lead your team through a period of significant transformational change to the operating model and the technology we utilise.

Reporting to the General Manager Rail Operations, this highly complex role will see you leading a team of high calibre superintendents with an overall headcount of approximately 200 personnel across a significant geographical spread, so your exceptional team engagement capabilities will be essential.

This opportunity is as a fly in fly role from Perth. You’ll be working a 5 days on, 2 off, 4 days on, 3 off roster from our inland rail hub located in Tom Price with regular travel to the other hubs. If you’re not already based in Perth, we can offer comprehensive relocation assistance.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

What you’ll bring

You are an experienced operations leader who is ready for a role of this scale and complexity. You don’t necessarily need to have a rail background but significant leadership experience in managing large operations, likely in the resources industry but we’re open to considering other experience. You will however need to be experienced in sustaining operational discipline through large scale change.

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
  • 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)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers –generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium –the world’s first to be certified “responsible” –helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

Tom Price is located in the central Pilbara, west of Karijini National Park and is our original Pilbara mine, currently employing residential and fly in fly out employees. It is known as one of the most attractive towns in the Pilbara with a high school, two primary schools a hospital and a high standard of recreational facilities.

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.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

Applications close on Thursday, 4th March 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)