Project Manager

Rio Tinto
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sep 23, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
Full Time
Project Manager(Fixed-Term 24 Months)
  • Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company where safety comes first
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits with career advancement opportunities are offered
  • Role Based in Salt Lake City, Utah

 About the role

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

We are looking for a candidate to fill a Project Manager position at the Rio Tinto Kennecott Smelter and Refinery, to lead and implement Non-Shutdown (Brownfield) projects for Process, infrastructure and commercial buildings at the Smelter and Refinery that maximize value for the business. The role will focus on process improvement plans and strategies, equipment improvements as well as innovations.

This role is a great opportunity to implement your leadership skills and innovative improvement techniques in the Engineering and Projects department. Working 5 days on, 2 off roster and reporting to the Principal Engineer - Engineering & Projects, you will: 
  • Perform basic project engineering functions involving monitoring of progress, preparation of procedures, documentation of communications and meetings, and identification/evaluation of project issues and problems
  • Support creation and coordination of overall project plans and schedules, and monitoring activities, progress, and milestones against the plans using RTKC PM Procedures
  • Coordinate efforts of technical disciplines, vendors and licensors to ensure integrated and complete deliverables that meet project requirements and contractual requirements
  • Manage projects for the Smelter and Refinery using the RTKC framework process to improve efficiencies and introduce newer technologies that add value.
  • Regularly work with key stakeholders to drive a culture of collaboration, participation and continuous improvement.
  • Assessment, evaluation and resolution of technical issues that may arise during project detailed design, construction and commissioning stages.
  • Foster and Maintain internal and external relationships.

What you'll bring 

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Proactive and self-driven towards multiple tasks while working on multiple projects.
  • An Engineering degree is preferred. However, Candidates with no Engineering background can also be considered if the candidate shows adequate Engineering acumen in handling multi-discipline projects.
  • A minimum of 8-15 years of experience in managing projects across multiple disciplines throughout the project life cycle and a record of executing work safely.
  • Experience in managing projects using the Stage Gate process for Project Implementation.
  • Experience in managing Engineering and Construction Contractors with an in-depth knowledge of the procurement processes.

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • A PMP certification is an asset to have in this role.
  • Experience giving industry technical/business presentations to Senior Management and peers.
  • A team-oriented management style in a matrix organization.
  • Understanding of the process engineering requirements for brownfield capital projects
  • An attitude towards learning and self-development.

What we Offer

We are committed to providing our employees with a generous benefits package. 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.
  • Excellent retirement plan including up to 6% defined company contribution; Generous 401k matching program
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program, which allows you to purchase Rio Tinto Company shares.
  • Comprehensive leave policies which cover all moments that matter in life: PTO (paid time off), paid holidays, and paid bereavement leave.
  • A favorable child-caregiver leave program (Up to 100% salary top-up)
  • Discount programs for leisure purposes and access to Virgin Pulse with incentives supporting your wellbeing
  • 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'll be working

Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903, and is one of the top producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production.

Every Voice Matters

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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