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Specialist Environmental Approvals

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

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Specialist Environmental Approvals

  • Be part of a global mining organisation with an exceptional safety culture
  • Liaise and interact closely with the Environmental Approvals team
  • Full-time fixed term (2 year) contract role – Perth CBD

About The Role

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

We are seeking 2 x Specialist Environmental Approvals to assist with obtaining approvals under key State and Commonwealth environmental legislation. Working across the Rio Tinto Iron Ore business unit, made up of 16 integrated mining operations, you will have the opportunity to support brownfield and greenfield growth strategies through soliciting key approvals.

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

This role is a great opportunity for enthusiastic and proactive individuals who possesses the ability to manage multiple tasks, maintain flexibility to adapt to changing business conditions and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to the Superintendent Environmental Approvals, you will
  • Provide support for obtaining environmental approvals under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Commission environmental surveys and studies to support environmental approvals
  • Provide specialist advice on Environmental Approvals issues and requirements to GM / Manager level stakeholders within the Iron Ore division
  • Interact with Government Agencies to expedite the approvals process
  • Work with a close-knit team who are collaborative and supportive and emulate the Rio Tinto values

What You’ll Bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have
  • A Tertiary qualification in an environmental discipline or a related field
  • Understanding of Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act and relevant Commonwealth legislation
  • The skills to communicate and consult effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent technical writing skills, attention to detail and an ability to interpret and problem solve complex issues
  • The ability to work in a team environment
It will also be beneficial if you have
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience or understanding of GIS software and Microsoft applications.

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
  • Flexible working from home arrangements as per operational requirements
  • 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 will be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, we own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets supported by functional teams in the Perth hub a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure – all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand.

We are one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of iron ore.

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 16 April 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)