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Geoscientific Systems & Data Specialist

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Geoscientific Systems & Data Specialist

  • Join an enthusiastic team of data and information management specialists
  • 12 month fixed term contract, based in Perth

About the role

We are looking for a Geoscientific Systems and Data Specialist to provide data management solutions and administer high quality geoscientific systems for the Calibre/Magnum project.

This role is an outstanding opportunity to provide specialist advice on Geoscientific systems, data and information management and related practices at a regional level for our Exploration business.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

Reporting to the Regional Data & Information Manager and working in a challenging and exciting environment within the Exploration Technical Knowledge team, you will:

  • Develop, implement and administer fit-for-purpose Geographical Information Systems and data management solutions to support regional exploration teams in the discovery process
  • Support the provision of GIS and general cartographic services to project and/or regional staff as required
  • Deliver and administer quality geo-scientific data repositories and information management systems for the region to support exploration teams
  • Understand, define and manage the region’s business requirements regarding systems, information and data
  • Operationalise global Data & Information Management initiatives and IS&T policies, practices, strategies and solutions within the region in pursuit of a standardised best practice approach across all regions
  • Manage contractors as required and provide in-field support to operations teams

What you’ll bring

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Spatial Sciences, Geosciences, Earth Science or Information Technology
  • Extensive experience in GIS (Geographic Information System) data management systems and cartographic services
  • Advanced technical skills desirable in administering various systems including Esri ArcGIS Desktop & Enterprise, acQuire, SharePoint and SQL Server;
  • Sound analytical skills to understand business requirements, identify as well as evaluate options and deliver systems, information and data solutions to address business needs
  • The proven ability to work collaboratively with a range of senior leaders, professional and technical staff to achieve customer focused outcomes through the sharing of expertise, skills and technical capability

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Experience managing drilling and surface sampling data using acQuire
  • Experience managing document management systems, automation and workflow management
  • Membership to a relevant professional association

What we offer

Be recognised 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
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • 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

Rio Tinto's Exploration group seeks to create value for the business by discovering or acquiring new mineral resources. Organised into three regional teams (Americas, Australasia, and Africa-Europe-Eurasia), the Exploration group provides both a global reach and a local presence across a range of commodities.

Every voice matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ 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.