Advisor – Cultural Heritage, Rio Tinto WA

Advisor – Cultural Heritage (Fixed term contract)

  • 12 Months parental cover through secondment or fixed term engagement
  • Domestic relocation will be provided
  • Significant subsidy for housing
  • Based in Dampier, Australia   

About the role 

We are looking for a self-motivated and organized individual to perform the duties required of an Advisor – Cultural Heritage within the Communities and Communication division. This role will coordinate and deliver projects and work across a range of activities relevant to the Communities and Social Performance (CSP) function.

The primary purpose of the role is to develop and implement heritage projects and systems to ensure heritage is managed in compliance with relevant legislation and internal policies in order to deliver heritage approvals.

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is enlivened and passionate about heritage work. Reporting to the Superintendent – Cultural Heritage, you will:

  • Work safely according to Rio Tinto HSEC procedures and Critical Risk Management.
  • Collaborate with the wider heritage and agreements team in the implementation, development & improvement of policies & procedures.
  • Provide advice on heritage management to the wider business.
  • Maintain and improve industry standards and best practice across the team’s tasks.
  • Organise and coordinate heritage surveys and thorough consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Build effective relationships and rapport with Government, Aboriginal Communities, representative bodies, and consultants, internal and external customers as appropriate.
  • Assist with the creation and quality control of GIS site and survey data sets.
  • Engage with internal studies and working groups as appropriate to support growth.
  • Represent the organization at community gatherings and/or role-related forums as required.

About you 

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

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating projects with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal people, their communities and organisations.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Strong understanding of heritage approvals processes.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated contribution and adherence to all Health, Safety and Environment and Contractor Management processes and procedures.
  • Ability to manage and deliver projects on time and budget.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Government relations and regulatory compliance.
  • Able to develop relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a safe work place.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Tertiary qualifications including Honours in archaeology, anthropology or other related disciplines (desirable)
  • Experience working in the mining & metals / extractive sectors
  • More than two years’ experience in heritage, community relations, land management or associated roles

Where you will be working 

Based out of Dampier office, you will be managing cultural heritage in support of the Pilbara region.  Ad hoc travel within the Pilbara region is expected with periods of up to 10 days away at any one time for fieldwork.

Actively engaging with Traditional Owners is a vital part of operating in Western Australia. We actively work towards continuous improvement of our cultural heritage management system by engaging with local Aboriginal groups and seeking open and transparent communication and consultation. We manage our heritage areas through a combination of surveys including Ethnographic and Archaeological, ground disturbance protocols and access management. We rely on input from Traditional Owners, Environmentalists, Engineers and Archaeologists to ensure identification, assessment, protection and management of Aboriginal heritage sites remains a key consideration in all of our activities.

About us 

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.

Apply before 24th Jan 2019 if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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

Expressions of Interest for Casual Pool, Extent Heritage - Australia Wide

Calling for Expressions of Interest
Extent Heritage is a leading heritage and archaeological consultancy servicing Australia and the Asia Pacific since 1998. We specialise in the provision of archaeological and heritage management services to a diverse range of private and public-sector clients.
Our team of archaeologists and heritage specialists have over 25 years’ experience in providing quality archaeological and heritage advice to clients. With extensive experience and the ability to resolve complex heritage management issues, our highly respected and motivated team is the cornerstone to our success.
We are seeking expressions of interest from archaeologists who would like to be considered for our casual pool which will resource the wide range of projects running throughout the business across Australia. Potential opportunities will arise where we require additional field experts to assist across Indigenous and historical archaeological projects. If you are interested in being considered for this casual pool, please complete our 5-minute form with your relevant details by clicking the link below:
We look forward to hearing from you.