Specialist – Business Continuity

16 May 2019 6:24 AM | Sue York (Administrator)
  • Great opportunity to join a global organisation at the forefront of mining
  • Excellent work environment where people are valued and respected
  • This new role will expose you to exciting technology and challenge the way you work
  • Can be based in Brisbane or Perth

About the role

We are looking for a Specialist – Business Continuity to assist ensure IS&T’s business continuity and recovery capabilities are appropriately designed, established, tested, maintained, and operating effectively to minimise the time to restore critical IS&T services and ensure appropriate and timely communications of service disruption. The role supports enterprise, regional and industrial & operational systems and technology related services supporting business critical systems enabling key business processes.

This role is a great opportunity to join a team with a true focus on IT & OT operational stability for a leading global resources company undergoing digital transformation, where you will drive improvements to the resilience and recovery capabilities for our critical systems through the processes and people relationships you will own and manage. Reporting to the Manager Business Continuity, you will:

  • Design, plan, implement, maintain, test and continuously improve activities within the business continuity processes for IS&T
  • Set, monitor and measure key performance indicators to ensure compliance to business continuity processes
  • Implement and maintain strategies to encourage compliance to business continuity processes
  • Report on overall health of business continuity processes to IS&T Leadership
  • Propose and drive business continuity process improvements, assisting develop and implement a roadmap of business continuity process improvement initiatives
  • Ensure changes to business continuity processes are updated, embedded and communicated to both Rio Tinto and vendors
  • Ensure process to capture, review and maintain business critical services established, including participation in business system risk and impact assessment activities (SIA), and improving detection triggers for new business critical systems
  • Assist establish key controls operation, monitoring and remediation tracking for business critical systems
  • Ensure effective and efficient response for adversely impacted critical services to minimise restoration of services and ensure effective communications across vendors, and Rio Tinto, including IT operations, business and end-users
  • Assist maintain IS&T's business continuity management plan (BRMP) for critical services
  • Provide implementation, testing and training of IS&T BRMP
  • Involvement in technology improvements to support business continuity processes

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • 5+ years relevant practical experience, including as a business continuity process specialist, driving and improving quality of process
  • A natural curiosity and passion around process and improving the way we work, with an emphasis on looking for collaborative ways to succeed within a matrixed team
  • Sound knowledge of IT business continuity planning, preparation, testing and execution sub-process activities and governance
  • Knowledge and application of tools used within an IT organisation
  • Excellent teamwork, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in highly deadline driven environment

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Working with multiple stakeholders, in multiple geographic regions & cultures
  • Sound understanding of ITSM methodologies – ITIL Intermediate or higher training
  • An understanding of IT industry third party service arrangements, including cloud services & outsourced IT services
  • Relevant professional qualifications in business, accounting, finance, computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related discipline

What's on offer

  • Competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Discounted Health cover scheme (Medibank) for employees and their immediate family.
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Eligible for the Rio Tinto employee share programme.
  • Employee discount offerings
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options - rental, mortgage, super, vehicle.
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority.
  • Learning and development opportunities to support your desired technical, or leadership career path.

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) operates to enable better alignment with customer priorities, end-to-end accountability and flexibility to prioritise critical work. The function provides solutions that are aligned with current and future business requirements through the development and ongoing delivery of IT strategy and solution roadmaps. Through appropriate governance, consultative processes, and the use of industry best practices, IS&T also ensures that emerging technologies and innovative ideas are constantly evaluated, considered, and adopted, to provide easy-to-use, best-in-class solutions and services.

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

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

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. It’s 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 it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer / questioning (LGBTIQ) people, women, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds. We are committed to progressing your learning and development, career, recognition, wellbeing, benefits, pay and celebrate the contributions made by all our people.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change. Applications close 24th May 2019

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

“Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings prior to the stated closing date, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy please submit your application as soon as possible.”


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