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Senior Petroleum Geoscientist

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: East Perth

Job Type: Full time


Are you wanting a change of scene and looking for something new?

About us

Within the Resource and Environmental Regulation Group, the Resource and Environmental Compliance Division is responsible for the management of compliance and enforcement activities across the resource sector, including the provision of environmental approvals and compliance.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

The position

In this role, you will work within a team environment to assess and provide high quality technical advice and input to field management plans, applications throughout petroleum operations and developments, and economic evaluations such as for retention leases and unitisation.

Drawing on your experience you’ll prepare reports on applications and projects in accordance with legislation, good oil field practice, standards, and approved procedures.

This position is located in East Perth, conveniently close distance from public transport and nearby City of Perth parking. Whether it’s enjoying the tranquil Queens Gardens or the riverside foreshore, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms and personal lockers

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) below or contact Ikae Brown, Team Leader Resource Assessment on (08) 9222 3056.

What are we looking for?

To be considered further, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter (of no more than 2 pages) addressing the following;

  • A Bachelors degree in Petroleum Geology or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated well rounded technical experience in resources or petroleum engineering.
  • Experience in technical preparation or assessment of field development/management plans, retention leases, seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation activities and/or economic analysis.
  • Previous demonstrated experience with geothermal energy exploration and/or development would be desirable.

Ready to join our team?

Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and attach documentation as requested above in the “what are we looking for?” section.

For tips putting together your application, or details about the process, you can find more information in the Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Natalie Freeman on (08) 6251 1524 or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program, including access to an affordable on site gym
  • Salary packaging options.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 October 2022 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

- Applicant information Pack
- Job Description Form

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