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Superintendent Geology

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Rio Tinto

Superintendent Geology

Role: Superintendent Geology

Employment: Full-Time

Location: Western Australia, Australia


  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Salary packaging

  • Job Overview

    Superintendent Geology

    • Be part of a dynamic supportive team in fast paced mining, project evaluation and exploration operations

    • Opportunity to be involved with cutting edge technology

    • 2/2 FIFO roster from Perth

    About the role

    Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

    Our Resource Development department is looking for a Superintendent Geology who will be part of a team responsible for the execution and delivery of evaluation and exploration programs. Resource Development is a team within the Winu Project, and to be successful needs to work closely with many internal and external stakeholders (including Technical, CSP and Approvals), to ensure on-time successful project delivery.

    In this role you will support, lead and develop a team of supervisors and assist in managing a team of drilling contractors on site.

    This is a FIFO role on a 2/2 roster out of Perth.

    Reporting to the Principal Adviser Resource Development, you will:

    • Leadership and training of teams in safety management systems, risks, policies and procedures

    • Driving operational and technical excellence by mentoring and identifying development opportunities for team members

    • Working closely with technical and operations stakeholders both on site and within the wider business

    • Lead planning and design drill programs for risk management in resources and reserves (grade, metallurgical, geotechnical, density, environmental and hydrogeology)

    • Lead collection and interpretation of data from drill programs

    • Lead accurate collection of downhole geophysical data to support geological interpretation

    • Ensure compliance to all standards and procedures relating to data collection and field work

    • Ensure sampling and QA/QC of geological data is maintained to a high standard

    • Lead delivery of reporting obligations and expenditure to maintain tenure

    • Lead the management and timely delivery of technical projects related to developing and improving geological knowledge within the Project area

    • Lead in reviewing existing technical processes and implementing new ones.

    • Forecast correct cost allocations of project expenditure and flag budget variations

    • Provide leadership and support for contractor management through regular reviews and feedback

    • Compliance with government permits and all related licences to operate

    • Support and coordinate delivery of reporting obligations and expenditure to maintain tenure.

    • Liaise with team members and stakeholders on drilling and evaluation priorities.

    What you’ll bring

    To succeed in this role, you will have:

    • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geology (or related field) with practical experience in exploration, evaluation or hydrogeology

    • Demonstrated knowledge of mining/mapping and modelling software packages (preferably LeapFrog, ArcMap and acQuire)

    • Copper experience is preferred, as well as an understanding of the relevant exploration and evaluation techniques

    • Proven leadership capabilities

    • Previous experience / exposure to diamond, RC and hydro drilling programs are essential

    • Strong analytical and inter-personal skills.

    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

    • 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)

    • Possible domestic relocation assistance.

    About Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

    We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

    Where you’ll be working

    Winu is a 100% Rio Tinto owned copper-gold mineralisation project in the Yeneena Basin of the Paterson Province in Western Australia. The project is located approximately 130 km north of the Telfer mine and 350 km southeast of Port Hedland. Teams at Winu are taking an agile approach to greenfield project development and being innovative in the way we bring a mine from exploration to production.

    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.

    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. During summer months, in periods of field shutdowns, there would be an expectation to attend work in the Perth office.

    Applications close on 10th of May 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to the advertised close date)


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