Rio Tinto Group Mining Company Zambia
Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Project operations officer

About Us Where you will be working This position is based in Zambia (local contract, local Nationals are encouraged to apply) Exploration and discovery have been the driving force behind our business for 145 years and the Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX) mandate is to grow our value by discovering or acquiring resources that can increase future cash-flows. The objective in RTX is the safe delivery of, on average, one Tier 1 discovery per annum. This is achieved through the effective application of Geoscience techniques and processes, taking account of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), economic, commercial and political factors. RTX operates as part of Growth and Innovation Business Unit (G&I). 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, coal and uranium our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Job description

  • Opportunity to work in a world-class organization
  • Join Africa Eurasia Exploration team to provide high quality support and safe delivery of projects in the Region
  • Role to be based in Lusaka (Zambia) About The Role We are looking for 3 Project operations officers to coordinate, deliver and supervise operational and logistical support services and resources across multiple projects so that all support facilities and services are provided for safe and effective field operations. Reporting to the Superintendent, Operations, you will
  • Coordinate the provision of operational support and logistics services to meet identified project requirements.
  • Manage and improve the set up and facilities of camps.
  • Provide assistance in monitoring budgets and reporting on expenditure
  • Recruit, coordinate and supervise support and logistics staff and contractors to provide support services for field work.
  • Coordinate training and induction processes for RTX staff and contractors at a site level ensuring understanding and commitment to comply with Rio Tinto HSEC standards, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with the local community and other operational support and logistics staff to identify contacts and develop networks of competent suppliers and contractors to facilitate the delivery of services as required.
  • Undertake procurement and purchasing activities to acquire equipment, parts, materials and contractors.
  • Implement proper processes for the management and maintenance of vehicles and equipment at a site level using internal and external resources
  • Supervise operational support and logistics staff and contractors and develop and optimize the capability of the workforce through recruitment, training, coaching, and performance management practices.


  • You To succeed in this role, you will have
  • Relevant trade certificate is desirable
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written)
  • Current driving license
  • Relevant heavy equipment certificate is desirable
  • Experience establishing and managing camps
  • Experience working in remote, field based environments.
  • Sound problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety requirements relevant to a field based exploration environment
  • Supervisory skills
  • Sound interpersonal and written communication skills.

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