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Principal Advisor

Company: RioTinto
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

  • Make your mark managing the closure PFS interim activities for one of the largest and most complex closure studies to have taken place in Rio Tinto or the industry
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Located in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley About the role All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you. We are looking for a--Principal Advisor - Closure Planning and Growth Permitting. The role will maintain the current closure plan, guide the operation on informed decision making with respect to closure and promote closure initiatives and goals. Additionally, this role is responsible for developing permitting strategies and supporting submissions to enable future mine life extensions. Reporting to the General Manager, Projects & Engineering and working in a collaborative community within the Projects and Engineering Department. The key accountabilities will fluctuate based upon the business and study demands; including:
    • Manage the Closure PFS interim activities program which includes continued data collection (i.e. test plots) and execution of scope identified in PFS to be completed prior to the next phase of closure study (i.e. waste rock drilling) for the various study disciplines in order to best inform the next phase of closure study. Includes the coordination and direction (scope, budget, schedule, and quality of deliverables) of consultants, contractors and RTK staff, to deliver the interim activities. Also includes interface with RT globally and industry to learn, develop and apply best practice back to RTK.
    • As study knowledge evolves, capture the knowledge and feed it back to the operation (and future study phases) to continuously improve performance of concurrent activities and diminish closure liabilities.
    • Assure RTK operations implements relevant Closure PFS knowledge into evaluations undertaken during the continuation of mining by coordinating closely with the RTK operations, communities, legal, rehabilitation projects and the environmental team.
    • Maintain the RTK closure readiness plan through consultation with relevant RTK operational managers and RT Closure and support closure readiness development with other RT operations.
    • Permitting lead accountable for North Pushback growth study regulatory permitting. Obtain permits to support the next phase of open pit mining, ore processing and tailings placement. What you'll bring
      • A commitment to the safety of yourself
      • BS in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science Engineering, Geology, Chemistry or related field.
      • Professional registration such as PE, PG or CHMM is valuable but not essential.
      • Experience working with Kennecott operations, specifically all environmental aspects of the operations including land and water assets.
      • In-depth knowledge of Kennecott's environmental permits, regulatory requirements relating to closure and key regulatory stakeholders.
      • 7+ Years of relevant experience What we offer Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
        • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
        • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards for eligible employees
        • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
        • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs and pension plan
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
        • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave) 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 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 Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit for more information.

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