Senior Project Officer Abandoned Mines

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: East Perth

Job Type: Full time


Join us in making a significant impact in the realm of mine closure and rehabilitation towards sustainable land management.

Two permanent opportunities are available for immediate appointment.

About the roles

As Senior Project Officer Abandoned Mines, you'll be an integral part of our dynamic team, dedicated to supporting the successful implementation of the Abandoned Mines Program. Your role provides technical expertise to facilitate the planning, execution and management of mine closure and rehabilitation related projects, all funded by the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Your passion for project management and attention to detail will not only contribute towards Program planning but will also ensure projects are delivered to plan. Your responsibilities extend from planning and maintaining comprehensive project documentation for reporting and evaluation, to overseeing contracts and agreements ensuring compliance with project deliverables. Effective collaboration with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, will be essential to ensure seamless project delivery.

Your skills and experience in project management and stakeholder engagement will be key to your success in this role. A solid understanding of national and state legislation and policies related to sustainable land management would be advantageous. While the role is full time and office based, you may at times be travelling to the regions to engage with project stakeholders or support planned on ground works programs.

About us

Within the Resource and Environmental Regulation Group the Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Division (GSRSD) is responsible for the facilitation of investment through the provision of geoscience data and products and for setting strategic resource policy. The division manages the Abandoned Mines Program and the Exploration Incentive Scheme including the co-funded drilling program. The division also provides information and products to support the approval of mining tenements and petroleum titles and other related legislative compliance processes.

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.

Where will you work?

This position is located in East Perth, accessible by public transport and reasonably priced City of Perth parking options nearby. You will also undertake travel to remote areas in support of safe and successful project delivery as required.

Need further information?

To learn more about the role, please refer to the Job Description Form (JDF) attached. If you have any questions about the role itself to help tailor your application, please contact Tara Read, General Manager Abandoned Mines Program on (08) 9222 3730.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click ‘Apply for Job’ at the bottom of this page and complete the online application form.

In your application, please provide:

A detailed resume outlining your work history, education and professional development and covering letter of no more than two (2) pages, addressing the following points:

  • Experience in development and delivery of projects, including the development of project plans, project risk assessments, monitoring of project timelines, budgets and reporting requirements, and contract administration.
  • A tertiary qualification relevant to Project Management, Mine Closure Planning or Engineering and/or equivalent relevant working experience in these fields, including demonstrated GIS skills.
  • Experience in a wide range of stakeholder engagement with a demonstrated ability to influence outcomes is highly desirable.

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.

Need some help with how to apply?

If you need assistance with the application process, please refer to the below videos covering various aspects, including public sector recruitment, resume writing, cover letters, and polishing your application.

We have also attached an Applicant Information Pack for your reference. If you have any questions about employment conditions or the application process, please contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3632 or email

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

  • National Police Check
  • Medical Check
  • Current Western Australian C or C-A class drivers licence or equivalent

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 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. Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion Awards, celebrating individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace culture.

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. Reasonable adjustments will be provided to candidates with disabilities during our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 2 October 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.

We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for this exciting opportunity to join our team.

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