Rio Tinto

Senior Project Geoscientist

Employer
Rio Tinto
Location
Lima, LMA, PE
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 22, 2021
Closes
Mar 24, 2021
Ref
2011497457
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
Senior Project Geoscientist
  • Discovery-focused, porphyry copper, CRD and skarn specialist
  • Identify superior ore deposit discovery opportunities and shape the Peruvian portfolio
  • Collaborate with the Global team of explorers, accessing exclusive technologies and solid accumulated knowledge
  • Well-resourced exploration group with proven track record of discovery
  • Role based in Lima, Peru

About the role

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

We are looking for a Senior Project Geoscientist to join the RTX team. This challenging role offers to work on major explorations programs, design and execute exploration projects, lead a project team with responsibility for the effectiveness of the team and provide high level specialist services.

Reporting to the Principal Geoscientist, you will be responsible for:
  • Manage project resources effectively, applying exploration techniques and technologies, compiling and interpreting geological data and information, collaborating with multi-functional teams, fulfilling technical milestones and monitoring project progress against these to enable continual project prioritization, and presenting results and recommendations to management.
  • Provide specialist / discipline services at a high level of technical competence to meet project requirements.
  • Support the discipline (e.g. geophysics) by collaborating on and integrating technical processes to achieve project deliverables.
  • Generate targets to deliver discovery by providing technical innovations, geoscientific data and available resources.
  • Manage or provide specialist support to specific components of project work that may include early stage generative through to order of magnitude and handover to product group.
  • Manage contractors and service providers through the tender process, content of the contract, and monitoring the contract deliverables in accordance with RT standards.
  • Plan and conduct work in accordance with all HSEC and compliance policies by setting and monitoring objectives to ensure standards are met and anticipating and managing risks.
  • Ensure that exploration data and documents are properly managed throughout the discovery pipeline and that the most updated and complete version is stored in accessible databases and information systems.
  • Work within the project team and region including peers in other programs/projects, and other program leaders, to ensure effective allocation of project resources (e.g. information, people, specialist knowledge, support, materials) to the project/program.
  • Lead the team to continuously focus on improving the technical aspects of a project or program. Analyze performance information to identify and deliver improvement opportunities.
  • Supervise project team staff including junior professional staff, geotechnical officers, field support staff and contractors. Take responsibility for team performance in line with RT principles of Collaboration and Living the Values.

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A passionate desire to participate in discovery
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience
  • A superior knowledge of porphyry copper, CRD and skarn geology rooted and experience, will be highly regarded
  • The ability and desire to participate in field work and travel frequently
  • Well-developed project management skills to effectively manage resources, competing priorities and deliver project milestones
  • Broad knowledge of mineral deposits and exploration techniques across a variety of commodities.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with program leaders and peers to achieve outcomes through sharing expertise, skills and technical capability.
  • Sound communication skills with the ability to prepare and present project recommendations and reports to management and liaise with potential customers to gain an understanding of their needs.
  • Ability to work productively with a wide range of people in a cross cultural, multi-language environment.
  • Spanish and English languages

What we offer

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:
  • Competitive salary
  • Quarterly incentive program
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Leave for all moments that matter in life

About us

Rio Tinto's Exploration group seeks to create value for the business by discovering or acquiring new mineral resources. Organized into four regional teams (Americas, Australasia, Africa-Europe and Eurasia), the Exploration group provides both a global reach and a local presence across a range of commodities including bauxite, copper, iron ore, nickel and uranium.

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 aluminum 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

Rio Tinto's Exploration group seeks to create value for the business by discovering or acquiring new mineral resources. Organized into four regional teams (Americas, Australasia, Africa-Europe and Eurasia), the Exploration group provides both a global reach and a local presence across a range of commodities including bauxite, copper, iron ore, nickel and uranium

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA+ 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.

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