Project Specialist – Water and Regulatory
- Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
- Join a leading global company
- Permanent employment which includes a competitive range of additional benefits
- Based in Yellowknife Corporate Office, NT with frequent mine site rotations (50:50)
About the role
All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.
We are looking for a Water and Regulatory Project Specialist to join the Diavik Closure Team and ensure the closure study output is setup to achieve reclamation performance that will meet regulatory requirements and facilitate relinquishment.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual interested in Mine Closure capable of working independently with minimal guidance to apply technical/professional knowledge to solve complex environmental problems and recommend solutions.
In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible. Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.
Reporting to the Principal Advisor Closure Readiness and working in a diverse group within the Closure Department, you will be responsible for:
- Interpreting and assessing the feasibility and soundness of proposed closure designs in relation to environmental impacts and against regulatory approvals and identifying issues and recommending solutions or best practices.
- Leading the planning and implementation of closure research projects, reclamation trials and field sampling programs and recommending new programs that will facilitate successful planning and permitting of reclamation activities.
- Managing engineering service provider and specialist consultants to deliver necessary updates to site water and chemical balance, the post-closure integrated mine site and Lac de Gras hydrodynamic model and related post-closure Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments.
- Work with Communities and Social Performance team to engage IGOs and ensure their involvement in design, development and implementation of closure monitoring programs.
- Preparation and technical review of required regulatory submissions and public reviews including the Final Closure and Reclamation Plan and Post-Closure Monitoring and Maintenance Plans.
What you’ll bring
- Degree related to Environmental engineering/sciences with at least 5 years of experience in environmental program management and/or regulatory compliance;
- Technical understanding of all water, air and waste operations, wildlife and environmental management and regulatory requirements;
- Talented in technical writing and editing;
- Previous regulatory experience – regulator or regulated perspective;
- Northwest Territories regulatory experience would be an asset;
- Demonstrated excellent communications and inter-personal skills
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. 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 to further your technical or leadership ambitions
- A competitive compensation
- 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)
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
Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.
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.
Applications close on April 20, 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)