Land Management Advisor
Rio Tinto
Weipa, QLD, Australia
4d ago

About the role

We are looking for a Land Management Advisor to join the site Land & Rehabilitation Team in the development, co-ordination and execution of key natural resource management programs in Western Cape York.

With leases covering areas of over 380,000ha, and an extensive operational footprint, this natural resource management-focussed role will improve and implement the land-management programs, coordinate baseline flora / fauna programs and manage the environmental buffers for site.

A key part of the role will be ongoing engagement with internal / external stakeholders including land owners, NGOs, institutions and traditional owners.

This role is a great opportunity an experienced Environmental professional to contribute the broader site’s natural resource management program.

Reporting to the Superintendent Land and Rehabilitation, you will be required to :

  • Develop and maintain natural resource management programs, including weed and fire management
  • Provide advice on technical and strategic environmental issues especially with relevance to baseline flora and fauna monitoring
  • Support and liaise with key internal stakeholders from mine planning, development, land and rehabilitation crews and operational teams to achieve successful land management programs
  • Develop and lead strategically focused research and technical projects, including the use of Remote Sensing for Gamba Grass control.
  • Maintain and further develop stakeholder engagement plans and programs
  • About you

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

  • Qualifications in Environmental Science, Ecology or related discipline
  • Experience with natural resource management and land management programs
  • Proficiency using ArcGIS
  • Experience leading research projects
  • Experience in managing multiple contractors and consultants for environmental studies
  • It will also be beneficial if you have :

  • Knowledge and experience using data analytical and statistical tools
  • Experience working in remote environments
  • Where you will be working

    Rio Tinto Weipa is located 900km north-west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria and has been operating for over 50 years.

    Over the years, it has developed into a vibrant and diverse cultural hub of the Western Cape. Weipa offers a coastal community rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage that provides families with opportunities to participate in leisure activities, sports and community events.

    With a strong sense of community, the region has plenty of natural beauty to offer including the opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and exploring.

    Construction of the Amrun project, located 40 kilometres south west of Weipa, is currently underway to expand our bauxite operations and continue production from one of the world’s premier bauxite deposits.

    This expansion will strengthen the economy and provide exciting opportunities for the people of Cape York and Queensland for future generations.

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