Rio Tinto

Principal Geoscientist

Employer
Rio Tinto
Location
Lima, LMA, PE
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 22, 2021
Closes
Mar 01, 2021
Ref
118623781
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
Principal 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 Principal Geoscientist to join the RTX team. This challenging role offers an opportunity to participate in discovery, implement technical and operational leading practice; contribute to specific specialist area by developing and enhancing the region's technical capability and knowledge base; and

provide technical input to regional improvement initiatives.

Reporting to the Exploration Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Develop a good understanding of all projects within the regional portfolio and provide specialist advice to the project to assist in the progression of projects towards discovery.
  • Generate new opportunities for follow up and contribute to review of third-party opportunities.
  • Undertake technical and report writing for management and project teams.
  • Implement regional best practice for discipline/commodity by applying the technical standards and building regional capacity.
  • Implement new or refined technologies and techniques that facilitate discovery within the region by assessing the program requirements and applying technical expertise to achieve the regional RTX strategy.
  • Maintain a network of discipline specialists within Rio Tinto as well as throughout industry, academia and external R&D providers to enhance technical capacity.
  • Contribute to the management of all HSEC and compliance related activities in the region by setting and monitoring objectives to ensure standards are met and anticipating current and future risks and managing these.
  • Contribute to developing the technical capability of the region by sharing knowledge, building skills and technical expertise to recognise and act on opportunities within the region.
  • Support relationships with a range of external stakeholders within the region including government and non-government agencies in new countries, competitors and the R&D community to enhance RTX reputation and identify potential business opportunities and synergies.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • A passionate desire to participate in discovery
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with senior technical professionals and senior leaders to achieve outcomes through the sharing of expertise, skills and technical capability.
  • A superior knowledge of porphyry copper, CRD and skarn geology rooted in 10-15 years of field experience across a variety of geological environments
  • Broad knowledge of mineral deposits and exploration techniques across a variety of commodities.
  • The ability and desire to participate in field work and travel frequently
  • Strong engagement, communication skills and influencing skills including the ability to write recommendations and reports for management and present information for a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical skills to new business opportunities that lead to discovery through target generation and development of business case recommendations
  • Well-developed leadership skills including the ability to develop and mentor high performing professionals and technical teams.
  • High level technical problem-solving skills in researching complex technical issues and providing innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • A shared vision for an injury free workplace where safety, teamwork, respect, integrity and excellence are valued.
  • English and Spanish 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.