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Principal Advisor Estimating & Planning

Rio Tinto - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Principal Advisor – Estimating and Planning

  • Exciting opportunity to join a global organisation at the forefront of mining and global projects.
  • Prospect to expand your underground mining experience and utilise it to influence current and future underground projects.
  • Excellent work environment where people are valued and respected
  • This role will expose you to an exciting and diverse estimating and planning world and challenge the way you work
  • Permanent role, based in either Brisbane or Perth with opportunity to relocate to Brisbane

About The Role

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

We are looking for a Principal Advisor Estimating to lead our underground estimating capability with Rio Tinto Projects. This is an unique opportunity for a person who has significant underground mining experience coupled with projects and estimating experience.

Reporting to the Chief Advisor Estimating and working in a collaborative and exciting environment within Rio Tinto Projects, you will be
  • Accountable to foster a relationship of trust and respect with key product group stakeholders, engineering service providers, contractors and project and services teams.
  • Accountable for the quality of cost estimating across all projects in Rio Tinto’s Copper and Diamonds Global portfolio as well as any other underground mining estimates produced by the group.
  • Required to review estimates provided by others as well as Lead Conceptual, Order Of Magnitude, Pre-Feasibility Study, Feasibility Study and Definitive Estimates and schedules where required.
  • Required to prepare first principles estimate for underground mining works such as lateral development, mass excavation and production level construction.
  • Providing expert advice and support where the size and complexity of project/projects is significant enough to warrant strategic leadership of the function within the owner’s team.
  • Developing and improving Rio Tinto Project’s approach to estimating.

What You Will Bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Extensive underground mining experience in a Project Controls Engineer, Estimating, Mining Engineering position is greatly sort after
  • Degree in Engineering or Quantity surveying or equivalent underground mining experience is desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of estimating software, in particular Expert Estimator, is desirable
  • Analytical skills, with attention to detail, problem-solving and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to research, compare and analyse voluminous and complex management and financial information
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills, must be able to meet and respond to requests from senior project staff and business unit managers in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage small groups of people for defined periods across geographically dispersed areas

What We Offer

Be recognised for your contribution, you’re 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)
  • Relocation assistance where necessary

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

Rio Tinto Projects helps to grow our business by building new mines and assets as well as studying the different options for both new construction projects and operations approaching closure. We are recognised for delivering safely, on time and on budget or better, and have won multiple awards for our work, including at the Amrun Bauxite mine in North Queensland, Australia, and on the AutoHaul™ driverless trains in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

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.