Botanist
Rio Tinto
Perth, WA, AU
2d ago

About the role

We are looking for a Botanist to join our Biological Assessments team in Perth on a 12 month fixed term basis.

  • This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, safety conscious professional who will work within a multi-disciplined team;
  • applying knowledge of relevant legislation and technical guides to Pilbara-focused environmental approvals. Reporting to the Specialist Biological Assessments, you will :

  • Independently lead biological surveys in remote Pilbara areas.
  • Undertake effective survey planning including logistics and health and safety.
  • Prepare technical reports, data and provide technical advice to support government and environmental approval requirements.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of biological assessment methods, processes and technologies to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external technical specialists.
  • Contribute toward an inclusive culture through collaboration with peers across the broader Environmental Approvals team.
  • About you

    To be successfully considered for this role, you will have :

  • Tertiary qualifications in botany / ecology / environmental science or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience as a field botanist within the resources sector.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills coupled with an ability to think on your feet and make quick rational decisions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to quickly develop positive and robust relationships with stakeholders.
  • Where you will be working

    In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins.

    Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise.

    The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

    About us

    As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

    Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Iron ore to shape our city skylines.

    Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.

    Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents.

    Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

    We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common.

    It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

    Our business is growing and we are looking for like-minded people who are keen to make a positive difference. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, apply today.

    Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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