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  • Posted: Oct 28, 2020
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    As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. 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. We operate with pioneering spirit. We’ve develop...
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    Principal Advisor– Safety

    About The Role
    We are looking for a driven, operationally focused safety leader to join our newly created Safety Area of Expertise (AoE) team as a Principal Advisor – Safety. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your partnership building skills and your ability to lead strategic improvement. You’ll be a key player in building the Safety culture in a sustainable way across your region and beyond.

    Reporting to the Practice Lead Safety, you will be responsible for

    • Supporting assets in their journey to improve their safety culture through the implementation of the Safety Maturity Model
    • Providing high quality safety support and technical advice to our operational teams
    • Supporting development and progressive improvement of our Safety Standards so that they are simple and focused on control of our critical risks
    • Leading impactful and engaging 2nd line assurance activities
    • Providing coaching in incident investigation and corrective action
    • Fostering collaborative efforts to identify and share leading practices, drawing upon internal and external benchmarking
    • Working with a broad range of stakeholders in the deployment of the global HSES strategy by providing guidance and governance on key initiatives

    About You
    To succeed in this role, you have

    • 8 + years of experience in a role with safety responsibilities
    • Knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety Systems; standards and key risk management and assurance processes
    • A University degree in Health, Safety, engineering or a related field experience desired but not essential

    But most importantly, you are recognised for your

    • Ability to translate business requirements into practical application in an operational environment
    • Strong communication, problem solving and analysis skills
    • Demonstrated ability to engage a broad range of stakeholders in various contexts and from different background
    • Experience in mining or similar heavy industry would be considered as an asset
    • Ability to speak both English and French (spoken and written)

    What We Offer
    Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package

    • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
    • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience
    • Annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
    • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
    • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
    • Wellbeing benefits
    • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
    • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental, etc)

    Where you will be working
    Certified as a Top Employer for 4 consecutive years, located in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is part of the Rio Tinto Group and is an internationally recognized sand mining and mineral processing operations leader and one of the world's foremost producers of titanium minerals, high purity pig iron and zircon. We have implemented a sound corporate social development program and an internationally recognized environmental rehabilitation program to restore the mined dunes to their natural state once mining operations have ceased.

    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 and uranium our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

    Every Voice Matters

    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. Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change. Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions. RBM is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups in line with the company’s employment equity plan.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Rio Tinto on to apply

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