Superintendent Health and Safety

Perth, Western Australia, AU
July 5, 2024
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Superintendent Health and Safety

We encourage women and Indigenous Peoples to apply, as we advance our business to more accurately reflect the world around us.

  • Lead the Greater Nammuldi H&S team
  • Liaise and interact closely with the Greater Nammuldi operational teams
  • Enjoy a healthy career life balance
  • Work is just part of your life, our benefits are designed to make life better

Where we’re all welcome  

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 who we are.  

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTQI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.  

We acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.  

About the role

We are looking for a Superintendent Health and Safety to join the Iron Ore HSEC Team to provide positive leadership to a team of health and safety professionals, support and advise operational leaders and Greater Nammuldi Iron Ore Operation.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well.

Your demonstrated ability to engage, connect and positively influence key stakeholders at all organizational levels will play a critical part to the effectiveness in this role. A truly collaborative position that will see you partnering with the business leadership team, to drive operational discipline through standardisation and rapid replication of health and safety initiatives, supporting leaders to operationalise the Health and Safety Management System and delivering to the health and safety strategy.

What you’ll bring

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

  • Tertiary qualified in health, safety, engineering or related field
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Drive to create a respectful, inclusive and diverse work environment
  • A passionate people leader who will influence, motivate and be confident in effectively leading, mentoring and coaching team members as well as interfacing with senior leaders
  • Demonstrated experience working as a Health and Safety professional in an operating environment
  • Demonstrated skills in risk management and reduction, first line assurance and control effectiveness, understanding human factors and promoting a willingness to learn, coaching and driving improvement 
  • Current driver’s license

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn’t align 100% we still want to hear from you.  

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
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia
  • A competitive salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • 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, cultural leave)

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:

  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.

Who we are

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.  

We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.  

Where you’ll be working

This role will be offered FIFO from Perth to our Greater Nammuldi Operations in the West Pilbara,. Your roster will be 5 days on, 2days off, 4 days on, 3 days off (9 day fortnight).