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Senior Planner - Resource Development

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


Senior Planner – Resource Development

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join an encouraging leadership group, committed to your growth and development
  • Permanent employment based in Perth CBD which includes a huge range of additional benefits

About the role

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

We are looking for 3 x Senior Planners to join our Resource Development Team.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced planner with orebody evaluation knowledge and fantastic stakeholder engagement experience to progress their career in planning.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well. With signature leadership training programmes, growing and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

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 Superintendent Planning and Scheduling, Resource Development and working in a challenging and exciting environment within the Resource Development Team, you will be:

  • Leading the planning and scheduling of evaluation drilling operations to ensure resilient and predictable operational and studies plans
  • Engaging and collaborating with various stakeholders across the business
  • Lead a team of Planners within the broader Resource Development Planning team
  • Project Manage through setting assumptions, identifying constraints, mitigating risks and developing contingency plans
  • Contribute towards a strong safety culture across Resource Development through leadership in the field and championing safety improvements
  • Coordinate the end-to-end management of all approvals required for Resource Development activities
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within team, demonstrated through effective team engagement and leadership

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team (standard for all job adverts)
  • Expertise in planning and scheduling production/mine planning or evaluation and exploration projects
  • Familiarity across Resource Development operations (site experience advantageous, with breadth across multiple areas/functions, e.g. geology, hydrogeology, survey, etc.)
  • Project Management or frontline leadership experience
  • Experience in effectively collaborating with stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise and manage an evolving workload
  • Outside the box and solutions focused thinking

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 permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support;
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

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

This role is based in Central Park in the heart of the CBD in Perth, Western Australia.

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.

Applications close on Tuesday 27th April 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)