Tailings & Water Engineer

Rio Tinto
Boron, CA, USA
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Full Time
Tailings & Water Engineer
  • A company with a world-class reputation for safety and performance
  • Fostering a collaborative team environment built on strong work ethics
  • Excellent opportunity to develop your career - Boron, California

About the Role

We are looking for a Tailings & Water Engineer to join our team. Working with site operations and having access to Rio Tinto Experts, you will be responsible for providing technical support to site and project teams ensuring the safe and efficient operation of tailings and water storage facilities. You will collaborate with site leadership teams to ensure tailings storage facility integrity is maintained and the operations of tailings storage facilities is in accordance with the design intent and operational plan.

This role is a great opportunity for a self-motivated Engineer to see immediate results in plant efficiency, output and quality improvements as well as project implementation improvements. Reporting to the Process Principal Advisor, you will be:
  • As Risk Owner, accountable for the integrity of the tailings ponds
  • Responsible for liaising with the Engineer of Record, Designer of Record, Projects, HSEC, legal, communities and social performance and regulatory affairs and environment teams
  • Responsible for the monitoring system and communication of the results to the EoR, including performance reviews
  • Accountable for the implementation of a change management system
  • Responsible, alongside the EoR, for the Construction Records Report
  • Responsible for the Tailings Management Plan (TMP)
  • Ensure compliance with Rio Tinto's Standards with an emphasis on Tailings and Water Storage Facility Risk Management
  • Understand the content and requirements of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM);
  • Have experience, knowledge, and competencies appropriate to the complexity of the facility and consequence classification
  • Have experience undertaking scoping of studies, site investigations and risk management for tailings facilities
  • Routinely communicate with the site management team on important tailings pond safety matters
  • Undertake audits and address any non-conformances.
  • Work with fixed plant personnel to reduce tailings and conserve water

About You

To succeed in role you will need:
  • Bachelor's degree qualification in a relevant engineering subject (civil, soil mechanics, geotechnical)
  • Candidates with a Master's Degree in Soil Mechanics OR Geotechnical Engineering will be highly regarded
  • At least 3 years of proven experience as an Engineer in a similar role
  • You will have experience on site, liaising with interdisciplinary stakeholders
  • Program, project or client management experience
  • A proactive approach to learning and development, open to collaborating in a team environment
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and verbal
  • Valid Driver's License

What we offer

We are committed to providing our employees with what they deserve. Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking, your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress, we provide:
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • Advantageous salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health programs including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, and various voluntary benefits.
  • A 6% of eligible pay Company contribution to save for your retirement needs
  • Generous 401(k) Company match program (company match dollar per dollar up to 6% of your base pay) up to defined limits
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program, which allows you to purchase Rio Tinto stock in the form of ADRs and includes matching Company shares.
  • Comprehensive leave policies which cover all moments that matter in life (vacation, short-term sick leave, paid holidays, paid bereavement leave).
  • Regional and national discounts program for a multitude of leisure purposes and products
  • Ongoing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family; to help in addressing educational opportunities, addiction treatment, depression, stress, domestic issues, financial management, and legal concerns.
  • Our team and industry experts are here to support and work with you to explore your learning potential and career goals

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

This position is a full-time role at the Rio Tinto Borates and Lithium-Boron operations in California. Rio Tinto Borates is a global leader in industrial mineral supply and science. We supply approximately 25% of the world's demand for refined borates, minerals essential to life and modern living. We seek to create mutual value by working closely with our investment partners and host communities. Our 20 Mule Team Borax brand pays tribute to our first borates mining operation in Death Valley in 1872.

Every Voice Matters

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.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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