Heidi Edwards

Heidi Edwards
Maintenance Integration Superintendent
Rio Tinto
Category Nomination Outstanding Young Woman In Resources

Heidi leads the maintenance engineering team responsible for Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s hydrocarbon assets across the Pilbara. Heidi’s vision is for her team to be leaders in their field, achieving best practice in design, commissioning and maintenance. Heidi’s experiences in the resources sector have developed her passions for engineering, innovation and leadership.

Some of Heidi’s career highlights include managing a $3.2 million upgrade of a new fuel facility, at less than 65% of the original budget in less than 50% of the original timeframe and developing and implementing Pilbara-wide strategies for management of oily water assets and diesel filtration assets, resulting of cost savings of over $1 million.

Heidi is passionate about equipping people to help themselves.With this goal, she has volunteered in various roles, including teaching English to new immigrants, running computer tutorials and developing computer-based tools to help small business owners in automated business reporting.