Principal Native Title & Heritage

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Metro
Categories: Corporate Affairs / Community Relations

As an ASX 200 and perennial high performing company, Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) is an Australian based leader in the performance and delivery of diversified mining services , mineral processing underpinned by a growing world-class portfolio of mining operations across multiple commodities including iron ore and lithium.

A little background

Mineral Resources is not like most other companies. Our entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, and it has infused itself with the very culture of our business. What is that spirit you may ask? It means that we are focused on the outcome; willing to shift the very earth to achieve our desired goals. We are not constrained to a particular methodology, and are willing accept that there can be many ways to create success.

The future

Mineral Resources is on a journey, and this will be accomplished in a myriad of ways. At the heart of it all will be our workforce. We can’t accomplish anything without our people. Leaders to set the vision; specialists to design, plan and implement; skilled tradesman to operate our high tech machinery. It takes all of us.

About the role

Due to continuous expansion across the Mineral Resources business, we have a newly created role for a Principal – Native Title and Heritage to provide strategic advice to internal stakeholders in relation to Native Title, Aboriginal heritage strategy, and on Aboriginal processes, policy and statutory requirements.

Reporting to our Head of Communities and Stakeholder Engagement, you will be responsible for advising on internal strategies in relation to native title and heritage activities to ensure best pathway to achieve business objectives.

Managing MRL’s heritage team to ensure timely and effective completion of heritage surveys and activities in a variety of locations throughout WA. This role will play an integral part in designing and managing MRL’s heritage management system and implement MRL’s Community Relations Strategy. The successful candidate will be an expert on Native Title and Heritage matters including those relating to the Aboriginal Heritage Act WA (1972) and the WA Native Title Act in WA.


What we’re after

We’re looking for someone who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and enjoys a challenging yet rewarding work environment. You will be responsible for;

  • Advising on internal strategies in relation to native title and heritage activities to ensure best pathway to achieve business objectives
  • Developing and leading negotiation strategies
  • Providing advice and keep ahead of changes to NT and heritage law, legislation and guidelines
  • Developing and maintaining legal obligations register for all agreements; monitor compliance with NT agreements
  • Regularly benchmark NT agreement obligations across the industry
  • Manage heritage team effectively
  • Planning and development of various in-field activities relating to archaeological and ethnographic heritage surveys
  • Ensure timely and effective heritage surveys undertaken in a variety of regions throughout WA.
  • Work collaboratively with tradition owner (TO) representative groups to ensure positive relationships exist and surveys are undertaken appropriately.
  • Design, implementation and management of heritage management system
  • Work collaboratively with MRL’s land access, exploration and environments teams to ensure positive outcomes

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Tertiary level education in archaeology, anthropology, law or related discipline
  • 8+ years’ experience working in Native Title and heritage disciplines
  • Highly developed analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels
  • Significant knowledge of DPLH systems
  • Experience working with the mining industry in Western Australia with demonstrated leadership of teams and projects
  • Demonstrated previous practical experience in Native Title and Aboriginal heritage management
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the Native Title Act 1994, Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 and the Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Contemporary understanding of proposed legislative changes
  • Demonstrated experience of team leadership
  • Reliable, energetic and a problem solving mindset
  • Demonstrated organisational skills in complex environments

If you believe that you have the necessary attitude and skills for this role, apply now! Shortlisting will commence immediately.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time, unless specifically requested.

Mineral Resources Limited is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
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