- Key role in a diverse and global organization;
- Opportunity to work alongside and network with a global team of Rio Tinto professionals;
- Role based in Saskatoon (SK); Vancouver (BC) and Thunder Bay (ON).
About the role
We are looking for a Field Project Coordinator to plan, manage, and oversee the delivery of operational and logistical support services across multiple projects so that all support resources, facilities, and services are provided for safe and effective field operations (e.g. drills, remote camps, site preparation).
This role requires the ability to travel to remote project locations within the United States and Canada, and at times on a 21 day schedule, followed by 7 days of leave.
This role is a great opportunity to support multi-disciplinary field teams and provide technical/operational advice to exploration projects operating in the United States and Canada. Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will:
- Manage the deployment of contractors, equipment and other resources to meet project requirements;
- Establish contracts with external providers of operational support and logistics services; set and monitor service level agreements and undertake related reporting.
- Oversight and management of drilling contractors for compliance with HSEC and operational requirements;
- Oversight and management of remote camps, including construction, day to day operations and closure;
- Manage and report on expenditure for operational support and project budgets;
- Oversight training and induction processes for Exploration staff and contractors within the District ensuring understanding and commitment to comply with Rio Tinto HSEC standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements;
- Manage all equipment and oversee the storage of equipment and ensure an efficient and effective equipment management system is used with inventories as required.
- Work with Project Managers and Exploration Managers to understand project requirements and advice on District and project operational support and logistics needs; participate in project planning, risk assessment and related activities.
- Significant role in problem solving associated with implementing HSEC standards for the District/Projects. Identifies and decides what level of intervention is required to mitigate risks.
- Participate as a member of the District RTX operational support and logistics team to prioritise, coordinate and deploy resources, including staff, contractors and equipment, to address planned and changing support needs across a number of projects. Collaborate to solve common problems and share solutions and learnings.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- Trade certificate with relevant experience, technology diploma or University degree (asset).
- Tertiary studies in sciences, project management, safety or occupational health is desirable.
- At least 5 years of related experience;
- Driver’s license required;
- Experience establishing and managing remote camps with a strong working knowledge of the particular requirements and challenges of operating in isolated and/or remote, field based environments;
- Excellent problem solving skills to develop and apply creative approaches to a range of operational problems (eg. technical, logistical, terrain, equipment, staff and contractor management, health and safety, environment, community and stakeholder, government liaison, legal and compliance issues)
- Well-developed project management skills
- Well-developed leadership skills to supervise and manage staff undertaking varied tasks and working in dispersed teams, including the ability to manage external contractors;
- Strong communication and representational skills
- Demonstrated ability to develop strong and productive working relationships with a wide range of people including within a cross cultural, multi-language environment.
- The ability to develop and manage budgets.
- Ability to travel to remote project locations within the United States and Canada, and at times on a 21 day schedule, followed by 7 days of leave
Rio Tinto’s Exploration group seeks to create value for the business by discovering or acquiring new mineral resources. Organized into four regional teams (Americas, Australasia, Africa-Europe and Eurasia), the Exploration group provides both a global reach and a local presence across a range of commodities including bauxite, copper, coking coal, iron ore, nickel and uranium.
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.
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. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.
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.
So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now on Rio Tinto website www.riotinto.com/careers Ref. req23210