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Hydrogeologist (Operations) FIFO

Employer
Rio Tinto
Location
Hope Downs, WA, AU
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Hydrogeologist (Operations) FIFO
  • Opportunity to work within one of the world's largest dedicated teams of Hydrogeologists
  • Apply your technical skills to mine water management on the largest scale
  • Enhance your technical foundations by acquiring rare skills in operational hydrogeology
  • Work within a dynamic team environment

About the role

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

An excellent opportunity now exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Hydrogeologist to join our Water Resource Evaluation (WRE) team within Rio Tinto Iron Ore. In this newly created role, you will provide hydrogeological support to our Pilbara Mine Operations and be the on-site hydrogeological representative of a close-knit team working together to deliver dewatering strategies and effectively manage precious groundwater resources.

Reporting to the Senior Hydrogeologist, you will:
  • Develop, monitor, and review effectiveness of dewatering and water management strategies in meeting mine plan
  • Coordinate targeted data collection to support on-site water management decisions
  • Reconcile hydrogeological conceptualisations that underpin risk mitigation
  • Risk-assess the impact of changes to mine plans and dewatering regimes on water management strategies
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with site based internal stakeholders
  • Compile, validate and quality assure internal and regulatory groundwater data
  • Demonstrate the Rio Tinto values of courage, care, and curiosity

What you'll bring
  • A minimum bachelor's degree in a relevant Hydrogeology, Geosciences or Reservoir Engineering field
  • Be highly attuned to issues of hydrogeological data capture, quality control and information workflow
  • Previous experience in hydrogeological field investigations or dewatering will be considered favourably
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a dynamic team environment
  • A manual 'C' class WA driver's licence

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Post-graduate qualifications in hydrogeology
  • Relevant mine site 4WD training & qualifications
  • Current First Aid qualification
  • Membership of relevant professional societies
  • Appreciation of the minimum construction requirements for water bores in Australia

What's on offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your critical thinking, and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world advance by producing the materials essential to human progress.
  • A work environment with people at the heart, and the safety and wellbeing of those people are priority one
  • An opportunity to be part of the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets
  • A competitive 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 and 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 will be working

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.

Effective management of water is a key priority at Rio Tinto and as a member of Water Resource Evaluation you will gain exposure to water management across the full range of a project's lifecycle from greenfields development through feasibility studies, operation and into closure.

This position will be offered on a flexible FIFO roster from Perth and working across multiple sites within the Pilbara.

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.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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

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Company

We work in 36 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and with artificial intelligence. Our geologists explore the Earth’s wildest terrain. Our wildlife specialists work to protect and conserve grizzly bears in Canada and migratory shorebirds in Western Australia. Our marketing teams make sure our essential materials meet the specific needs of customers around the world. In Australia, our archaeologists work alongside Indigenous Australians to preserve 40,000-year-old rock art.

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