Plumbing Inspector

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Cannington

Job Type: Full time


6 month fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Be a part of our plumbing services team

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

Drawing on your experience you will undertake inspections of residential, commercial, industrial and other plumbing installations for compliance with the relevant legislation.

You will undertake audits of Licensed Plumbing Contractors to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.

We are currently looking for an individual who can present evidence and information at disciplinary hearings or court proceedings in accordance with relevant legislation and Department policies and procedures.

Your ability to liaise with relevant industry organisations, stakeholders and unions concerning inspection matters will be key to your success in this role.

This position is located in Cannington, however you may be required to work at other sites with the flexibility to undertake travel within the state.

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) below or contact Tim Philpott, Plumbing Inspection Manager (08) 6251 1237.

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 Licensed Plumbing Contractor in water supply plumbing work, sanitary plumbing work and drainage plumbing work
  • Certificate IV in Statutory Investigations and Enforcement or an ability to demonstrate knowledge of investigative and compliance enforcement policies, strategies and practices.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in carrying out and supervising all types of plumbing work and knowledge of plumbing inspection activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of the relevant Acts, Regulations, Building Codes, Australian Standards, policies, procedures and guidelines that are applicable to plumbing and the licensing of plumbers.

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.

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How to apply videos

We have also prepared an Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Human Resources Officer, Mala Naidoo 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:

  • The holder of this position exercises delegated statutory powers
  • National Police Check
  • Medical Check
  • Current Western Australian C or C-A class drivers license or equivalent

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: 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 7 June 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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