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Field Survey Advisor

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


  • If you can work well with people, are adaptable and value safety this could be perfect for you!
  • This is your chance to learn about Biological Assessment in this development opportunity
  • Integral role based out of the Perth CBD
About The Role

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

We are offering people interested in native flora and fauna a genuinely exciting opportunity to join us as a Field Survey Advisor in our Biological Assessments team on a 24 month fixed term basis. This Perth based opportunity involve occasional site travel but there is flexibility if you want to spend more time on country learning from biological experts and Traditional Owners.

The Biological Assessments team has a really important role in the identification and preservation of the native flora and fauna in the Pilbara region, where our Rio Tinto Iron Ore mines operate. Experience is not essential in biological assessments, this is a development role we are offering. This is an opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team, who can help you learn about relevant legislation, technical guides and how to apply them to Pilbara-focused environmental approvals.

Reporting to the Superintendent Contractor Engagement, you will learn to, and eventually independently
  • Lead biological surveys in remote Pilbara areas.
  • Undertake effective survey planning including health and safety, scheduling, site mobilisation and logistics for environmental consultants
  • Effectively apply the steps of Rio Tinto contractor management.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of biological assessment methods, processes and technologies to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external technical specialists.
  • Provide procurement support through the vendor identification, selection and procurement processes, performance management process
  • Contribute toward an inclusive culture through collaboration with peers across the broader Environmental Approvals team.
What You’ll Bring

We’d love to hear from people with
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills coupled with an ability to think on your feet and make quick rational decisions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to quickly develop positive and robust relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to write and interpret technical reports
  • Ability to work with technical software e.g. GIS/ ArcGIS
  • Ability to influence and promote health and safety
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)
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

This opportunity is a Perth based role, working out of Central Park offices. Occasional Pilbara travel will be required to support our biological field surveys.

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

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 14 May 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)