Principal Inspector - Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - GovernmentCareer - State

First listed on: 02 December 2019

Principal Inspector 

Looking for your next career move within the petroleum industry with an enviable work - life balance?

Come join us to lead and continuously improve safety in Western Australia!


The position

As a Principal Inspector, you will be working with a team of dedicated inspectors responsible for ensuring the ongoing safety of people, property and the environment from the most significant hazards in Western Australia.  The team performs this through the administration of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982; the Petroleum Pipelines Act 1969 the Petroleum, the Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 and all associated safety regulations.

You will provide specialised assessment and regulatory oversight of safety and risk management relating to both onshore and offshore petroleum operations in the state.  This will include process safety audits, inspections and performance monitoring of petroleum safety for compliance with the legislation.

This position is located in East Perth however, may be required to work at other sites as required.

Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced process safety professional with a diverse oil and gas industry background, with the following experience:

  • Thorough understanding of the Safety Case regime and the technical capability to review and assess safety critical controls.
  • Previous significant experience in conducting process safety audits related to oil and gas/ petroleum operations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various stakeholders and contribute to team goals will be key in successfully undertaking this role.

What do you require to successfully undertake the role?

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Science in a petroleum, chemical, process or electrical discipline or other approved Bachelor degree relevant to the resources industry;
  • Significant experience in petrochemical, oil and gas and/or industrial chemical technologies in a range of technical or regulatory positions, including technical or regulatory leadership
  • Extensive experience in process safety and/or control systems as well as technical risk management including conduct of inspections or audits of systems for safety compliance including the management of the safety inspection/audit regime; and
  • Proven leadership in developing motivated and cohesive work teams to achieve cultural change.

For further job specific information please find attached a copy of the job description form or contact Steve Emery, Manager Critical Risks on (08) 9358 8190.

Please note that completion of a National Police Clearance, possession of a ‘C’ class drivers licence, Pre-Employment Medical Assessment (including baseline hearing test), psychological assessment and pre-employment Conflict of Interest declaration, will also form part of the selection process.

What makes DMIRS a great place to work?

DMIRS offers a supportive, diverse and innovative environment, with great benefits, including;

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program, including access to an affordable on site gym remove gym for sites other than East Perth.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Salary packaging options.

DMIRS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of Aboriginal Australians, people with disability, youth and other diversity groups. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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

How to apply

Please click the “APPLY NOW” button and you will be redirected to JobsWA and follow the advertising instructions.  If not directed straight to the position, please key the position number into the web search box.

Further into the process, all requirements and capabilities listed on the attached JDF will be assessed by the selection panel.

For tips on how to put together your application, or details about the process, you can find Information for Applicants on our website.

For information about employment conditions, the application process or documents in an alternative format, please contact Fiachra Felle A/Senior Human Resources on (08) 9358 8069.

Suitable applicants may be considered for other similar vacancies within the next twelve months.

Part-time/ job share arrangement may be considered for suitable applicants.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Friday, 13 December 2019 (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.