2019 US Internships Programme in SaltLakeCity,UT, Australia

Principal Advisor Strategic Mine Planning

•         Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company where safety comes first

•         Competitive Salary and Benefits are offered

•         Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper has the potential to offer career advancement opportunities within Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order 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. Its 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 its this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

An excellent opportunity exists for a Principal Advisor Strategic Planning. The role will focus on strategic planning and optimizing long-range plans to maximize the value of the Bingham Canyon resource.

Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining operation located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Kennecott is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto. For more than 110 years, Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich orebody of the Bingham Canyon Mine. Kennecott is a strong economic driver and strives to be a valuable community partner through strategic partnerships, charitable giving and sustainable development practices

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity to manage the minerals strategic planning and scheduling at RTKC. Reporting to the Minerals Technical manager, the role entails:   

•         Is a recognized SME in the area of strategic mine planning.

•         Developing minerals plans and schedules that optimize RTKC resources and assets. Identifying performance gaps/risks/opportunities relative to key value drivers (mine designs, stripping productivity, concentrator throughput, recovery, quality).

•         Advises senior leaders, technical reviewers, managers, and peers regarding the potential economic and production impacts from changes in the mine design, production timing, capital projects, productivities, mill recoveries, and etc.

•         Identifies, analyses, and effectively communicates potential value-adding opportunities to senior leaders, technical reviewers, managers, and peers.

•         Supports the development of business cases for capital expenditure and project justifications, clearly communicating context and reasoning.

•         Implements tools and standardized processes to accurately model and optimize the enterprise value stream and keep the model current.

•         Oversees the production of the quarterly life of mine plans including quality assurance for the results and assumptions.

•         Champions the long range viewpoint and facilitates strategic planning training.

•         Consistently communicates with other SMEs and stake holders to ensure the scheduling model accurately represents the processes, policies, and constraints.

•         Develops a scope of work for projects, studies, and reviews.

•         Leads the strategic production planning process for KUC. 

•         Leads and mentors junior engineers.

•         Prepares and reviews technical reports.

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:

•         Ten years of mine planning experience including exposure to both short range & long range planning

•         Advanced understanding and working knowledge of Excel

•         Proven technical writing skills

•         Ability to effectively message and communicate with every level of the organization, especially senior levels

•         A strong understanding of value drivers and financial analysis

It will also be beneficial if you have:

•         Experience with various mine planning software tools: optimizing (Comet or equivalent), mine planning (MineSight or equivalent), and strategic planning (Whittle or equivalent) software

•         Experience in preparing and delivering studies (feasibility, pre-feasibility, order of magnitude)

•         Experience in mining, milling, and refining ore from a complex porphyry deposit

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

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

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