Senior Engineer - Electrical

Rio Tinto
Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, AUS
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Full Time
Senior Engineer - Electrical
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Residential lifestyle at a coastal family friendly community - Gove NT

About the role

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

We are looking for a Senior Engineer - Electrical to safely deliver technical support across maintenance, operations and project areas. Accountable for embedding processes and systems, to risk manage current and optimize future assets.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills

This role is a great opportunity for an analytical, safety orientated individual who thrives in a constantly transforming work environment. Reporting to the Superintendent - Engineering, you will be:
  • Providing oversight to the engineering practices for power and control systems across the facility;
  • Planning relevant safety requirements into all activities, tasks and projects based on assessed hazards, identified critical risks and mitigating actions.
  • Supporting capital project design direction to align with the standards and development direction for the power and control systems.
  • Supporting the surface maintenance and operations teams, and developing electrical maintenance strategy for the site;
  • Implementing major maintenance activities on critical electrical assets (including transformers, switchgear, substation, relays, motors and drives);
  • Reviewing and remediating asset health of major electrical assets;
  • Executing multi-discipline reliability improvements, and projects through complete lifecycle;
  • Leading the electrical engineering team by providing technical leadership and developmental training pathway for the teams's electrical engineers and draftsmen;
  • Engagement and engineering mentorship of graduate and vacation engineers

What you will bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Moderate to strong knowledge of asset management, service and maintenance of LV and HV distribution systems
  • Familiar with the regulatory authorities and Australian Standards relating to electrical installations and practices

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Power Generation and Control System experience
  • Professional Engineers registration

What we offer
  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options - rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts - banking, accommodation, motoring, 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.

Rio Tinto Aluminium - Gove Operations
  • Our Gove Operations have been supplying the global aluminium industry with world-class bauxite for more than 40 years. Located in Australia's Northern Territory, each year the operation produces approximately 12 million tonnes of bauxite.
  • With a workforce of 460 people, daily activities include mine operations, maintenance, asset management, shutdown planning and execution, export operations, cultural heritage management, and closure activities following our decision to close the site's alumina refinery and associated Residue Disposal Area in 2017.
  • We expect our bauxite mining operations on the Gove Peninsula will cease in 2030 and we are undertaking significant work to support closure of the operation. We also recognise our operations take place on Indigenous-owned land, and we are committed to working together to achieve a positive future for Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula post-mining.

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.