Principal Advisor - Process Safety Manager

Rio Tinto
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sep 23, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Principal Advisor - Process Safety Management
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join an encouraging leadership group, committed to your growth and development
  • Join a leading global company
  • Based in SLC Utah

About the role

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

We are looking for a Principal Advisor - Process Safety to drive the process safety performance, support the implementation of process safety standards, and build capability across the Copper Product Group.

Reporting to the Chief Advisor Processing within the Copper & Diamonds Technical division and working in a collaborative community, you will be:
  • Support implementation of Process Safety standards across Copper to avoid PSM events and keep our people & operations safe.
  • Focus on mitigation of high-risk and high-value process safety threats.
  • Support the Copper assets to materially improve their Process Safety performance.
  • Deliver coaching, tools, & training to support capability development.
  • Provide governance over implementation, standard conformance, and process safety performance, including reporting.
  • Provide technical expertise in support of improvement and incident response and investigation.
  • Work with RT Centre of Excellence to adopt and deploy Group standards and improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain awareness of external developments to support ongoing improvement.

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A deep technical knowledge of Process Safety, together with a strong safety mindset.
  • 10 + years of experience in a similar role for Process Safety in the heavy industry
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Experience in Process Hazard Analysis.
  • Operational experience and/or consulting experience within the field of process safety.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to influence with integrity.
  • Ability to leverage capability across different groups.
  • Strong leadership skills including fostering effective teamwork.
  • Experience with governance, audit, programme management, implementation, training, and capability 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 tops 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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We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable being 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.