Rio Tinto Job Vacancy: Biological Assessment Advisor, Australia

Rio Tinto Job Vacancies 2020

We are looking for a Biological Assessment Advisor to join our Biological Assessments team in Perth (with occasional site travel) on a 24 month fixed term contract. This role is a great opportunity for a motivated, safety-conscious professional to join a multi-disciplined team; applying knowledge of relevant legislation and technical guides to Pilbara-focused environmental approvals and associated surveys.

Reporting to the Specialist Biological Assessments, you will:
  • Independently lead biological surveys in remote Pilbara areas.
  • Undertake effective survey planning including, sampling design, logistics, and health and safety.
  • Prepare technical reports, data, analysis, and provide technical advice to support government and environmental approval requirements.
Contribute to the development and improvement of biological assessment methods, processes, and technologies to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and technical specialists.
  • Contribute toward an inclusive culture through collaboration with peers across the broader Environmental Approvals team.
About you
To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in botany/zoology/ ecology/environmental science or related.
  • Demonstrated experience as a field botanist/biologist, ideally within the resources sector.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills coupled with an ability to think on your feet and make sound rational decisions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to quickly develop positive and robust relationships with stakeholders.
  • Experience with GIS software, preferably ArcGIS
  • Experience/awareness of remote sensing techniques and environmental applications
Our Benefits
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your experience and annual incentive program
  • Immediate access to the Rio Tinto share program
  • Private health insurance contribution for all employees and immediate family members
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Paid parental leave at 9 months (half-pay) and 4.5 months full pay
  • We also offer exclusive employee discounts all over the world together with a wellness program for physical and mental wellbeing through fitness and activity allowances.
Where you will be working
This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs, and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

Perth based but with a working focus on 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.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs, and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

About us
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Iron ore to shape our city skylines. Aluminum for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars, and the pipes that bring water to our home. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+ people, women, mature workers, people with disabilities, and people from different cultural backgrounds. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Our business is growing and we are looking for like-minded people who are keen to make a positive difference. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, apply today.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.