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Environmental Advisor

Rio Tinto
Superior, Arizona, US
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Environmental Advisor
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Competitive benefits and compensation package
  • Opportunity to work in a global company supported by a great team
  • Role based in Superior, AZ - Resolution Copper mine site

About the role

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

We are looking for an Environmental Advisor to assure a high standard of environmental compliance for all Resolution Copper's activities through managing compliance with waste and chemical management activities while providing oversight of environmental activities of contractors and employees.

This role is a great opportunity to be accountable for all related Federal and State reporting, auditing and related compliance. Reporting to the Environmental Superintendent, you will be:
  • Assuring compliance with environmental regulation and internal environmental performance standards along with adherence to our Health, Safety and Environmental management system
  • Managing environmental data, reporting and analysis and to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Interacting with stakeholders including regulators, contractors and employees.
  • Preparation of local, state, and federal compliance reports relating to waste and chemical management.
  • Effectively managing projects, contractors, and consultant activities for compliance activities.
  • Managing waste and chemical storage at multiple locations.
  • Participating in and lead fieldwork activities, including inspections, sampling and analysis of soil, water and waste products.
  • Organizing data and preparing technical reports.
  • Developing an in depth knowledge of corporate environmental policies and procedures.
  • Assisting and providing training to employees and contractors on environmental issues, and corporate management systems.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • BS in environmental engineering, technology, or science or related field.
  • 5 years of experience, preferably with RCRA and waste management in the mining or related industry. Training is provided for inspection techniques and regulatory requirements; however, experience with compliance is highly preferred.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical aspects of waste regulations, water quality and air compliance.
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions and work safely at all times.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a variety of audiences.
  • Occasionally required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 30 pounds) during the course of the workday.

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • MSHA, HAZWOPER, DOT and RCRA training

What we offer

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:
  • A competitive starting wage with opportunity for growth and career progression
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Generous 401k matching program
  • Attractive company share ownership plan (up to 50% company match)
  • Leave for all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, 18 weeks paid parental leave for primary care giver short term sick leave, paid holidays)

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'll be working

The Resolution Copper project is a proposed underground mine 60 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, near the town of Superior. The project is a joint venture owned by Rio Tinto (55%) and BHP (45%). The ore deposit lies nearly 7,000 feet below the earth's surface. It represents one of the most significant untapped copper deposits today, with an estimated copper resource of 1.787 billion metric tonnes at an average grade of 1.5% copper. The mine has the potential to supply nearly 25% of US copper demand.

The mine will create several thousand direct and indirect jobs, with an economic value of several billion dollars over the estimated mine life. Resolution will also serve as an engine for economic growth, and use best practices to create a safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly operation. The copper from the mine will be used to produce vital products that modern society depends upon, such as electric vehicles, smartphones, and MRI scanners.

Permitting is well-underway, and the public plays a significant role in planning and approving the project.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit for more information.

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.
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