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Botanist

Rio Tinto

Perth, Western Australia

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth's mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We're committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It's how we grow - it's how you grow.

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 organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Botanist to work independently within a small team contributing information and providing support to the Land Survey and Management team function.

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity to work within a multi-disciplined team and develop further experience in State and Commonwealth environmental approvals projects, applying knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and technical guides to Pilbara-focused biological surveys and projects. Reporting to the Superintendent Land Survey and Management, you will be:
Building effective relationships with internal approvals specialists and project stakeholders, biological consultants and external technical specialists.
Planning and independently leading biological surveys in remote Pilbara areas.Surveys will be compliant with EPA guidance statements and technical guides, or to meet existing approval conditions.
Undertake effective survey planning, logistics and H&S with internal and external field assistance. Contractor management, managing consultants in field/on site and coordinating business deliverables
Conducting flora specimen identifications, field and GIS data management, technical documentation and map preparation for internal and external government and environmental approval requirements.
Demonstrating experienced with technical reviews of scopes of work, technical reports and associated datasets.
Engaging with and providing advice to internal approvals specialists on flora, vegetation, fauna habitats and features of conservation significance
What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:

Degree in botany/ ecology/environmental science or equivalent.
Solid experience as a field botanist within the resources sector.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills coupled with an ability to think on your feet and make quick rational decisions
Experience in engagement with project stakeholders, senior leaders and technical experts.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills coupled with an ability to think on your feet and make quick rational decisions.
Great communicator who can quickly develop positive and robust relationships with stakeholders.
It will also be beneficial if you have:
Experience in remote sensing.
Experience in designing flora/vegetation/riparian vegetation monitoring programs and conducting/assisting with fauna surveys including targeted MNES methodology
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