Principal Advisor Environment & Regulatory

Principal Advisor Environment & Regulatory

Rio Tinto



Principal Advisor Environment & Regulatory

Details of the offer

Principal Advisor Environment & Regulatory
Exposure to global company
Opportunity to build/enhance your professional skill set
Work with diverse and challenging systems in an industrial setting
Located in Salt Lake City, Utah USA

About the role

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

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry's best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

We are looking for a Principal Advisor Environment & Regulatory to join the Kennecott Environment Team. The Principal Advisor - Environment & Regulatory will develop and implement strategies for management of extensive existing regulatory requirements, advocate for the company in navigating new and changing regulations and develop and optimize sustainability programs.

Reporting directly to the Sr. Business Partner Environment, the Principle Advisor Environment & Regulatory facilitates strategic management of team planning, leads the coordination of advocacy on forward looking federal and state regulation and legislation, and leads the coordination of short- and long-term sustainability planning. The purpose of this role is to set the vision and engage in strategies that protect, maintain, and secure flexible mining and processing activities and creates incremental value and reduces risk. Principle Advisor Environment & Regulatory manages relationships with key external stakeholders in order to deliver those strategies. This work is performed with attention to supporting the immediate team while facing increasingly stringent requirements (both social and legal) with constrained resources. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Establish and communicate short and long-term vision and function of Regulatory and Sustainability plans including measurable, objectives and targets.

· Coordinate regular communications to the business through HSE, Legal, Community Relations, Energy Group, Operations, etc.

· Ensure compliance with government regulations, legal obligations and company policy.

· Provide mentoring, coaching and assistance with career development for team members.

· Lead the Environment team in annual strategic planning to meet Rio Tinto, Group, Business Unit and Function's goals.

· Prioritize capital for sustaining and improving environmental performance and risk mitigation.

· Participate in and utilize trade associations and coalitions to advance advocacy.

· Coordinate with Rio Tinto and other Business Units on best practice strategies for License-to-Operate risk mitigation.
Utilize performance metrics to communicate, collaborate and recognize success.

· Navigate solutions to risks posed by complex regulatory and legislative initiatives with consequences to the business.

· Lead Environmental internal and external audits and risk assessments.

· Ensure that community performance expectations are met for transparency and sharing of data.
Coordinate technical information into non-technical messaging in support of Kennecott's communications strategy.

This role will require complex problem solving which includes physical monitoring of impacts; managing legal obligations; influencing environmental policy, regulations and legislation; and internal and external stakeholder relationships; and topics impacting neighboring communities.

What you'll bring
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability or related field.
Advanced knowledge of EPA's process for promulgating regulation, legislative advocacy, and Utah Administrative Code.
Experience in developing sustainability plans with demonstrated operational risk reduction.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and plan on short and long-term horizons in coordination with operations, legal, HSE, communities and other support functions.
Strong negotiation skills.
Demonstrated ability in effective communication (verbal and written) with various stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
Demonstrated ability in effective communication with local communities

What we offer
Be recognized 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 competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards for eligible employees
Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs and pension plan
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
Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

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.

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.

Where you will be working

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.


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