Environmental Adviser

Rio Tinto
Invercargill, Southland, NZ
Sep 23, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time
Environmental Advisor
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join an encouraging leadership group, committed to your growth and development
  • Newly created role based at Tiwai Point

About the role

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

We are looking for an Environmental Advisor to join our Environment Team at our NZAS operation at Tiwai Point. You will provide expert environmental advice to management to assist in further minimising our risks and impacts on the physical environment.

This is an exciting time for an experienced environmental professional to join our team. Working in a newly created role alongside another Environmental Advisor, you will support our routine smelting operations as well as our transition into a closure program. Your contribution will actively reduce environmental impacts as we prepare for closure in December 2024. Should closure occur in 2024, there are exciting opportunities to continue working for the Rio Tinto global mining group.

Reporting to the Superintendent HSE Services, you will be supporting environmental operations and compliance functions which will include:
  • Evaluating environmental data and managing the reporting of environmental results
  • Implementing Rio Tinto Environmental Management System Standards and procedures
  • Developing and implementing environmental management plans and best practice procedures that address environmental risk factors
  • Supporting functional teams by providing information and guidance on all environmental aspects at an operational level
  • Reporting and communicating requirement to regulatory environmental agencies
  • Coordinating and participating in inspections and audits (internal & external), environmental monitoring and addressing all hazards appropriately.

What you will bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Tertiary qualified in Environmental Science/Management or a related field
  • Experience in an industrial environment preferably with implementation of maintaining Environmental Management Systems will be highly regarded
  • Experience in risk management processes, preferably in a major hazards environment including bowtie analysis
  • You will be a highly motivated individual with excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and a leader in managing change.
  • Together with a sound knowledge of NZ consenting process and government authorities and regulations, you will also have experience in championing environmental improvement.

What we offer
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP)
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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

Based at Tiwai Point in New Zealand's south, NZAS makes aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world, and it is the only aluminium smelter to produce ultra-high purity metal using renewable hydroelectricity. Receiving the majority of its alumina from our Yarwun and Queensland Alumina Limited refineries in Gladstone, Australia, the smelter produces more than 335,000 tonnes of aluminium each year.

In January 2021, NZAS reached a new electricity agreement which will extend operations to December 2024. By joining us now, we will set you up for the future. Work is already underway to reskill and retrain our people, with skills transferrable to other industries.

Find out more about working with us https://tiwaistories.co.nz/

Every Voice Matters

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