Job Opportunity

Earthworks Engineer

Position: Earthworks Engineer
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: July 27, 2021
Job Term: Permanent Full Time

Earthworks Engineer

  • Work with an exceptional team of personnel from across the mine site
  • Be part of a team focused on growing employee morale and that helps to confirm Diavik as an employer and partner of choice
  • An opportunity to introduce and implement continuous improvement initiatives

About the role

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

We are looking for an Earthworks Engineer to join our dynamic Projects team. In this role you will be responsible overseeing and maintaining quality control requirements for DDMI Projects work. The role includes material testing oversight, report writing, monitoring construction works and survey activities. There will be a focus on project planning, activity summaries, and field construction.

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

Reporting to the Project Engineer and located at the Lac de Gras Mine site, you will be working on a 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation in the interim with the potential that this change to a 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation in the future, once the COVID-19 pandemic normalizes. Working collaboratively with all operational and functional departments, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring construction activities are built to project specifications and executed safely, in compliance with Rio Tinto requirements;
  • Conducting reviews of detailed design drawing and technical specifications.
  • Coordinating between engineering, construction, HSE, procurement and finance on project planning/progress;
  • Executing project QA/QC systems and documentation;
  • Supporting survey layout and pickup;
  • Contributing to internal design development and risk assessments;
  • Mentor and lead co-op and term employees;
  • Generate reports on the progress and status of projects;
  • Maintaining effective and on-going communications with the construction management team, contractor and various stakeholders concerning day to day issues and challenges;
  • Implement project documentation and turn over post construction phase.

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field;
  • Relevant experience in dam construction and similar Heavy Civil projects would be advantageous;
  • Member or be eligible for membership with NAPEG;
  • Knowledge of engineering design and review;
  • Knowledge of construction QA/QC processes;
  • Experience with RTK Survey equipment and Civil 3D desirable;
  • Ability to work in a results driven work environment and have strong conflict resolution abilities.;
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, translating technical information for the target audience

Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories. Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

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
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts

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

The Diavik Diamond Mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, is located on a 20 square kilometer island, called East Island, in Lac de Gras, a lake located 300 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife. It is 100 kilometers north of the tree line and 210 km south of the Arctic Circle. Workers at the mine site commute to the island by plane.

Our diamonds from Diavik are stunning white gems, produced to the highest possible standards of safety and integrity. At Diavik, the safety of our people is our number one priority. We will never compromise this. Having all of the people who come to our mine site return home to their families and loved ones at the end of every roster or visit is our number one goal.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

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.

Application deadline: July 27, 2021

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