HSE Coordinator

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary:

About the role
All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.
We are looking for an HSE Coordinator who will provide technical advice to different projects in Zambia to enable project teams to effectively implement HSE procedures and standards and manage and mitigate HSE risks. As part of the exploration team this role will be critical in contributing to safe delivery of the mineral exploration projects in Zambia.
We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills
Reporting to the HSE Business Partner RTX and working in a challenging and exciting environment, you will be responsible for:
Assisting in implementing annual HSE plans and priorities with a specific focus on translating plans and priorities into HSE activities at a project level
Working with project managers and project teams to implement risk management processes, ensuring risk management plans are established and implemented, reviewing project risk registers and management plans to ensure they meet HSE standards and requirements and conducting compliance audit and reports.
Assisting project teams to carry out inspections of site and materials and equipment to ensure safe operations.
Assisting project staff to use HSE systems and to use Sharepoint to control documents, disseminate information, and maintain registers and records.
Producing statistics and reports from the HSE systems to report on and monitor HSE results across projects. Reporting HSEC incidents and take immediate action to secure a workplace as safe as necessary following an incident or near miss.
Conducting investigations for straight forward / less complex incidents or near misses. Establish the facts, identify causes, make findings and recommend actions arising.
Contributing to the development and delivery of HSE training and providing coaching to project staff (training plan, HSE Training, materials, training record)
Ensuring HSE induction processes are applied on site and records are kept.
Undertaking case management for less complex / more straightforward injuries and health concerns, take appropriate actions to address requirements (eg. facilitating medical evacuations and establishing and coordinating return to work plans in liaison with relevant employees, medical specialists and HR).
Ensuring contractor practices at a project level comply with Rio Tinto and statutory HSE standards and requirements, providing advice and workplace/on-site collaboration to assist contractors to comply with HSE standards and requirements.
Overseeing the work of junior staff and contractors, allocate work and prioritising tasks as required. Developing local workforce capability in HSE practices, systems and requirements.
Providing leadership in improving HSE culture and performance at the project level, by continuously improving operational work practices, and by modelling right-behaviours to achieve an interdependent safety culture.
What you’ll bring
A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team (standard for all job adverts) Qualifications in a relevant discipline such as health, safety, environment and/or social sciences
Minimum of 5 years of experience in similar HSE role. Experience in the resources and mineral exploration activities will be highly regarded.
Good HSE expertise applied to implementing HSE systems and processes in a complex operational environment, with field based and geographically dispersed workplaces.
Well-developed skills in delivering HSE training, including adapting HSE training and educational materials for the needs of specific audiences.
Sound organizational and project management skills to plan, manage and deliver work including the ability to manage within resource and budget constraints.
Ability to provide technical leadership in HSE at a project level with the ability to develop the skills of employees involved in HSE delivery
Practical problem-solving skills in researching and resolving HSE issues with the ability to develop solutions to non-standard problems.
Sound communication skills including the ability to write recommendations and reports for management and present information for a range of stakeholders.
Ability to travel for field work (3 weeks in field, 10 days off)
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 base salary reflective of your skills and experience
Annual cash incentive awards 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 matters
A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental, etc)
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
RTX is a global, integrated business comprising regional exploration teams and global support teams (eg. Human Resources, Finance & Compliance, HSE, Data & Information Management, and Field Operational Support).
The key objective of RTX is to discover or acquire resources that create significant value opportunities for Rio Tinto. RTX aims to discover at least one Tier 1 resource each year. This is achieved by applying appropriate exploration techniques and processes, taking account of Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Social Performance (HSEC), economic, commercial and political factors. All work must reflect the core Rio Tinto values and code of business conduct contained in ‘The way we work’.
Every Voice Matters
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse 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 or anything else that makes us different.