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Specialist Government Approvals

Rio Tinto - Australia,

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
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 a Specialist Government Approvals to assist with obtaining approvals under key State 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 Government Approvals, you will:

Obtaining approvals under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, Mining Act 1978 and Rights in Water Irrigation Act 1914
Work closely with the Environmental Approvals team to monitor and track progress of approvals
Provide specialist advice on Government Approvals issues and requirements to GM / Manager level stakeholders within the Iron Ore division
Interact with Government Agencies and subject matter experts
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 V of the Environmental Protection Act and Mining Act
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
Strategic, forward thinking competencies and demonstrated ability to deliver government approvals
Excellent communication skills and an ability to quickly develop positive relationships with stakeholders
Proficient time management skills and ability to prioritise complex tasks
Experience using ArcGIS software and Microsoft applications
The ability to work in a team environment

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