state inspector in Sydney

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sydney, new south wales
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elyse connor, randstad
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Testsafe & Engineering, SafeWork NSW

  • Is mechanical, civil or electrical engineering your area of speciality?
  • Do you have experience working with high risk plant and/or other high-risk engineering disciplines?
  • Ongoing permanent roles

SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the safety culture in NSW workplaces.

As a State Inspector working in the specialist field of plant, electrical and engineering, you will work in partnership with the SafeWork NSW Inspectorate and NSW employers to assist them in creating and maintaining workplaces where their employees return home safely each day. You will provide technical advice on best practice and how to comply with WHS legislation.

The State Inspector is the highest-level inspector grade in SafeWork NSW. You will collaborate with industry stakeholders to raise awareness, educate and influence in the prevention of workplace hazards. You will develop and implement state-wide strategic industry initiatives and provide input to the national agenda - for example through representation on Australian Standards committees and working with other WHS Regulators. You will also provide technical guidance and support in the conduct of investigations into causes of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities involving plant safety.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or equivalent relevant qualification or above in a related field, and/or, 5+ years industry experience.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply mechanical, civil or electrical engineering principles in a work health and safety context
  • Demonstrate experience and interest in working with high risk plant and/or other high-risk engineering disciplines
  • Enjoy utilising your exceptional written and verbal communication skills to proactively engage and influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrate experience in developing and maintaining networks to build capability with internal and industry stakeholders
  • Adopt a consultative and collaborative approach to achieving outcomes
  • Adopt a flexible approach to meet both pro-active and re-active demands

IMPORTANT NOTE: We strongly encourage all candidates to read and familiarise themselves with the Applicant Information Guide. This guide contains critical information which will assist prospective candidates to apply for this role.

You will be rewarded with a great opportunity to apply your experience with your passion for workplace health and safety. You will:

  • Be provided with extensive training from our SafeWork NSW Registered Training Organisation
  • Be part of SafeWork’s approach to workplace health safety and recovery at work
  • Be an integral part of the Testsafe & Engineering leadership team
  • Have access to flexible work conditions keeping within operational requirements

More importantly, you will contribute to SafeWork’s focus on helping business prevent harm by continuing efforts to build a safety culture across NSW.

To find out more about the role, including the Role Description, Information Guide and how to apply, please follow the link Any questions? Please contact: 1800 648 942 /

Salary: Receive an attractive salary package along with packaged motor vehicle options. Salary range starting from $127,181 plus superannuation.

Location: Field based position, however base office is located at Haymarket

What we need from you:

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (no more than 5 pages) and a cover letter which addresses the focus capabilities of the role. Please include two (2) referees – one of which should be your current manager/supervisor.

Closing date: 24 September 2018 (11.59pm)

Additional Information:

  • A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for future vacancies in roles with similar capability requirements.
  • The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. At DFSI, we endeavor to make roles flexible. While these roles are advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake flexible work arrangements including on a part-time or job share basis.
  • For further help, tips and information on applying for a role in the NSW Public Service, please visit Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma