Graduate Officer - Building Codes and Standards

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Cannington

Job Type: Full time


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Interagency Graduate Program

About the Interagency Graduate Program

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) have come together to create an award-winning interagency graduate program.

Our 18-month program aims to build the skills, experience and networks required for a successful career in the Western Australian public sector. A customised rotation plan provides our graduates with opportunities to work on state-wide projects and initiatives. Initial employment is on a fixed basis, commencing January 2023, with the provision for permanent appointment following successful completion of the first 12-months.

Hear from our graduates, past and present, about their experience on the graduate program.

About the Graduate Officer – Building Codes and Standards

The Building and Energy Division is looking for a recent graduate with a bachelor degree in building surveying, architecture, structural engineering, and construction management or similar with a focus on technical building standards (degree to be completed in 2021 or later).

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person with a passion for building environment and looking for an opportunity to start their career in the Western Australian Government.

This is a challenging and interesting role in which to apply your academic knowledge to assist with providing technical advice to the construction industry and government agencies; and reviewing and developing proposed building codes and standards.

The graduate will work in a team along with Principal Building Surveyors, Senior Technical Officers and other officers who have relevant academic qualifications and many years of experience in the area of building design, construction and building control.

This position is located in Cannington however, you may be required to work at other sites.

What are we looking for in a graduate?

We are looking for graduates who have completed their degree in 2021 or 2022, who are willing to learn, enjoy collaborating with team members and stakeholders, and demonstrate strong research, analytical and written skills.

The graduate program is an equity and diversity employment initiative and therefore we are actively looking for recent university graduates from any of the following diversity groups to be a part of our January 2023 intake:

  • people 24 years and under
  • people with disability
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Please note: You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time you lodge your application

What can we offer you?

  • Permanent appointment on successful completion of the program
  • Customised rotational opportunities to build your skills and expertise
  • An extensive graduate learning and development program
  • Exposure to a variety of high profile State Government projects
  • A comprehensive support network with skilled and diverse professionals
  • Attractive salary, flexible working hours and metropolitan location

Ready to take it on? Here’s how to apply.

To apply for this position, we require the following things from you:

  • A comprehensive CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • A copy of your academic transcript
  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages) which outlines the following:
    • Why did you apply for this position and the Graduate Program? What are your career aspirations in the next five years?
    • Discuss your knowledge and experience developed through your studies and work (this may include work experience or volunteer work) to demonstrate your willingness to learn, ability to research and analyse, and communicate effectively with various stakeholders

Once you have put together the above information, use the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

You’ll also find that further into the recruitment process all of the requirements, capabilities and pre-employment conditions included in the attached Job Description Form will be assessed.

Supporting a diverse workforce

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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Need more information?

For more information about the Graduate Program, the application process or documents in an alternate format, visit our graduate page, read through the attached job pack or contact the Graduate Program Coordinator on (08) 9222 3374 or

Suitable applicants may be considered for other similar vacancies within the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 3 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

- Job Application Pack
- Job Description Form

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