Environmental Advisor - Principal


Job Summary

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources to maximise value for our shareholders. Everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind, so our employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.

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 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 organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Principal Advisor - Environment to oversee planning and project execution of Boron’s land management, air quality and closure programs. The role continuously interacts with regulators, non-governmental organizations, community leaders, and key Boron personnel.

Rio Tinto Borates operates globally providing borates to world markets. Recognised as a leader in the industrial minerals industry due to product quality, supply reliability and technical support; we are proud to make modern life work. From our location in Boron, California we supply refined borates which are key ingredients in fiberglass, glass, ceramics, fertilisers, wood preservatives and many other products.

Responsibilities and Duties

This role is a great opportunity to support Boron’s land, air quality, water management and waste team members by developing innovative project management solutions based on extensive stakeholder engagement. Reporting to the Environmental Manager for our California Operations, you will be:

  • Proactively working on problems of a complex scope where evaluation of contributing factors requires the analysis of situations or data and an in-depth knowledge and evaluation of various known and unknown factors
  • Seeking out all resources when selecting methods and techniques for obtaining problem resolutions.
  • Acting independently and proactively to determine and administer methods and procedures for problem resolution
  • Flagging potential conflicts, to avoid them where ever possible, by addressing the concern before it becomes a problem

Qualifications and Skills

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A B.S. in Environmental Science, or equivalent program required. Master's degree (MS) preferred.
  • The ability to write, review, and edit technical environmental reports.
  • A high level of communication skills including the ability to make presentations to company, public and professional groups is required.
  • A detailed knowledge of environmental management principles, a working knowledge of laws and regulations associated with land use, wetlands, and a working knowledge of plant taxonomy and plant restoration ecology (preferably Californian State legislation).
  • This role requires strong institutional knowledge of operations, environmental regulations, reclamation, product stewardship, internal and external stakeholders, ecosystem management, and land use management. Additionally, the position requires a strong understanding of standards, policies and strategies as they relate to land, biodiversity and water management.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • land, air quality, water & waste management: 10 years

Required education:

  • Master's