Regional Technology Partner

Rio Tinto
Perth, WA, AU
May 14, 2022
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Regional Technology Partner
  • Join a growing team at the forefront of exploration technology
  • Drive our technology strategy and support discovery
  • Permanent, full-time opportunity based in Perth or Brisbane

About the role

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

We are seeking Regional Technology Partners to facilitate opportunities for regional technology deployments and influence operational plans and people to build a culture that embraces new technology. These roles form the critical links between key stakeholder groups within Rio Tinto Exploration, new exploration technologies and operational projects, driving implementation of high-value technology opportunities.

Our exploration technical knowledge team within the Rio Tinto Exploration business, is responsible for transforming the way we find, evaluate and mine resources by developing and implementing ground-breaking technologies as part of our rapidly changing, data rich world.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry's best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

Reporting to the Chief Geoscientist Exploration Technology, working as part of a global innovative team, you will:
  • Leverage technology to make Rio Tinto Exploration a more efficient and more effective explorer
  • Identify opportunities for Regional technology deployments to sustain the discovery pipeline
  • Influence operational plans, workflows and people to build a culture that embraces new technology with curiosity, agility, energy, passion, evolution and innovation
  • Support the identification and monitoring of new and emerging technologies and be involved in targeted technology development projects
  • Drive effective collaboration and transparency with other Regional Technology Partners, the Technology Portfolio Manager and Technology Program Leaders
  • Secure leadership endorsement and operational resources for technology trials and implementations
  • Facilitate targeted development, proof-of-concept trials, operational trials and operational deployment of endorsed technologies within host Region
  • Monitor value generation, successes and failures from technology deployments
  • Facilitate replication and optimisation of successful technologies in-Region and cross-Region
  • Develop Regional Operational Technology Champions to build sustainable succession options

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A working knowledge of the geological sciences
  • Natural curiosity and passion for exploration technology
  • Sounds communication and influencing capability
  • Ability to identify and initiate project opportunities
  • Understanding of commercial factors relevant to technology investment
  • Drive to push the needle forward and discover what's possible
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and engagement capability
  • Ability to motivate and empower others to achieve their best

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, you're 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)
  • Relocation assistance where necessary

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'll be working

At Rio Tinto Exploration, we are investing in growth for the future starting with the exploration for new sources of essential materials. Our talented team of explorers are constantly searching the world, seeking to create value for the business by discovering and acquiring economically, socially and environmentally sustainable resources. We have 63 programmes in eight commodities across 16 countries.

We're focused on fast-tracking technologies and analytics to unlock value and improve the effectiveness and efficiency at every stage of the exploration process. We're looking for a diverse team of leaders in technology to drive our technology strategy and create viable discovery.

This role will be supporting the Asia Pacific region and will be based in either Perth or Brisbane.

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.

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.

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

Applications close on Monday, 30th May 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove an advertised role prior to the stated close date).

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