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Senior Inspector

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


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

About us

The Department 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 us a success.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website, and to keep up to date on activities, you can follow us on LinkedIn.

The position

As a Senior Inspector within WorkSafe’s Petroleum Safety Team, you will be administering Work Health and Safety legislation, and Safety Levies legislation, applicable to Petroleum Operations. You will be assigned operators to case manage within a safety case regime under this legislation.

You will use your industry experience, as well as your qualifications and insight as a safety professional, to manage the regulatory oversight of your assigned operators and associated operations. You will also undertake audits, inspections and conduct or review investigations as required and liaise with them to identify improvements and enhancements to the operator to achieve better safety outcomes.

In addition, your will use your excellent communication skills to manage all meetings between the Department and your assigned operators.

This position is located in 1 Adelaide Terrace (however, you may be required to work at other sites as required)

Conveniently close to 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 Marianne Amato, Manager Critical Risks on (08) 9358 8190.

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;

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the practical application of occupational safety and health legislation, safety issues, and/or risk management principles within the oil and gas sector.
  • Experience and skills in investigations, managing emerging issues, changes and projects and audits and inspections within a Safety Case regime.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, understand and adapt to communication style and message to suit a range of audiences including the ability to negotiate effectively and convey information and structures via written and oral communication.

We encourage you to carefully consider these points and tailor your covering letter to address them effectively. This will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your qualifications, skills, and suitability for the position.

You must have a Degree, advanced diploma or higher in Work Health and Safety, Risk management OR other relevant qualification that is equivalent to or higher qualifications for this role.

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?

How to apply videos

We have also prepared an Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Uma Maregouni, Senior Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3129 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. Position conditions are as below:

  • High integrity required for conflicts of interest
  • National Police Check
  • Base Line Hearing Test
  • Medical Check
  • Psychometric Check
  • Current Western Australian C or C-A class drivers licence or equivalent

This role is identified as having a higher likelihood of exposure to potentially traumatic events. This is any distressing experience or situation in which an individual’s physical or psychological wellbeing may be threatened. This could involve attending or investigating safety incidents or fatalities, interacting with affected, distressed and/or aggressive people, and exposure to objectionable material such as records containing potentially traumatic content.

The department has specific Potentially Traumatic Event Response Support processes and training available for this role. If you have any questions or would like further clarification about the nature of this position and the supports available, please contact Marianne Amato, Manager Critical Risks on (08) 9358 8190.

Other benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees, creating a supportive, diverse, and innovative work environment, including:

  • Great work/life balance with 37.5 hour working week as a standard and flexible working hours for most roles.
  • Leave options including purchase leave, deferred leave and long service leave after 7 years.
  • Flexibility to work at home, in the field and in the office for most roles.
  • Stable work, job security, fair remuneration, 11% superannuation contributions to a provider of your choice and salary packaging options.
  • The ability to give back to your community and make a difference.
  • A collaborative environment with the ability to gain insight from subject matter experts in your field.
  • Opportunities for professional development, acting, shadowing and mentoring.
  • Support to grow your skills with a wide range of formal training options.
  • Build a healthy lifestyle with our award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Supportive work environment including an Employee Assistance Program to assist you deal with life’s challenges.

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.

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, 27 September 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.