Senior Inspector Engineer

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Cannington

Job Type: Full time


Are you ready to apply your engineering knowledge to advance workplace health and safety compliance in Western Australia?

Two exciting opportunities are available in our Plant and Engineering Team located at our Cannington Office.

About us

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) supports a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.

We lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.

Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward-thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make DMIRS a success.

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

The position

As a Senior Inspector Engineer, you will carry out more complex and sensitive regulatory and technical activities in relation to plant and engineering while working in a team and providing informal leadership as a senior team member. You will mainly deal with plants scheduled under work health and safety laws, such as amusement devices, boilers, cranes, hoists, lifts and pressure vessels, and as such mechanical engineering is the most relevant qualification for the role.

You will deliver coaching, advice and training in your area of knowledge, as well as continuing to build your own and others’ capability. You will also represent WorkSafe in state and national stakeholder forums, continuing to work on improving plant safety in Western Australian workplaces.

This position is located in Cannington (however, you may be required to work at other sites as required). Enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms, personal lockers and a cafe.

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) below or contact Sally North, Director WorkSafe Service Industries and Specialists on (08) 6251 2311.

What are we looking for?

To be considered further, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter (of no more than 2 pages) addressing points 1-4 below:

  1. Substantial working knowledge of plant-related standards and codes.
  2. Commits to meeting objectives, identifies and implements appropriate risk strategies and follows up to finalise work.
  3. Coordinates and manages productive and effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Degree in engineering or equivalent qualification.

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.

Need some help with how to apply?

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We have also prepared an Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Mala Naidoo, Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3131 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.
  • 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.

To keep up to date on activities and opportunities within the department you can follow us on Linked.

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: 4:00pm Monday, 10 April 2023 (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.

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