Specialist Reserves Data Management - Perth

Rio Tinto - 30+ days ago
Rio Tinto

Specialist Reserves Data Management - Perth


Great opportunity to design and implement a ‘big data’ management system
Be part of a dynamic team with the ability to expand your networks
Build on your current skill set with the opportunity for further professional development
Perth based Monday to Friday role, with flexibility to share your time between the office and home

About the role

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

We are looking for a Specialist Reserves Data Management to work in our Reserves Data Management team. This team is responsible for the generation and management of Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s 3-D mine planning models and the development of associated tools and technologies.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

This role is a great opportunity to demonstrate your specialist capability and technical knowledge to create, implement and maintain master data management solutions that enable users to optimise systems capabilities.

In this role, you will report to the Superintendent Reserves Data Management and will be responsible for the following:


Develop, implement and administer fit-for-purpose data management solutions to support our mine planning processes from studies to grade control and reconciliation;
Design, deliver and administer innovative data repositories and related information management systems for Iron Ore;
Provide subject matter expertise in data management and processing to resource evaluation, mine geology, environmental, geotechnical, mine planning and other teams as required;
Stay abreast of current and future capabilities, to include massive data processing, storing, and reporting technology.

What you’ll bring

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


Tertiary qualification in Computer Science/Engineering, Mining Engineering, or Geoscience;
Practical experience and knowledge in building enterprise grade applications (desktop/web);
Strong database skills, working knowledge of networking/server technology and practical experience developing in C#, Python, SQL language mix;
Sound analytical skills to understand business requirements, and identify efficient, fit-for-purpose solutions to meet evolving customer needs;
Practical application or experience in Database Management and Software Engineering;
Exceptional problem-solving skills and a passion for innovation in a dynamic environment.

It will also be beneficial if you have:


Experience in modifying and working with orebody block models;
Experience in technical consulting services including requirement to collaborate with multiple disciplines and stakeholders;
Knowledge of Perl, C++, VBA language mix;
Exposure to data systems engineering and delivery with a focus on big data processing and scalable solutions.

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)
Possible domestic relocation assistance

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

The role is based in our Perth Hub, the Technical Services team is located in the Central Park building, 152-158 St Georges Terrace.

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 29th October 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

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