State Inspector - Engineering

State Inspector, Engineering

Engineering, SafeWork NSW

  • Join Australias largest and high performing safety regulator helping to secure the safety of NSW workers and the communities
  • Work in Parramatta - 4PSQ or Gosford
  • Anticipated start date is January 2021
About us
Customer Service is a new department transforming the way NSW Government agencies interact with customers. We are passionate about putting the customer at the centre of everything we do and adopting new technologies to make government work better. Customer Service is a service provider and regulator, focusing on delivering first-class customer service, digital transformation and regulatory reform to create better outcomes for the people of NSW.

Better Regulation Division (BRD) works across a broad portfolio of functions and projects to deliver better regulation in NSW. These regulators include SafeWork NSW, Liquor and Gaming NSW and NSW Fair Trading.

About the team
SafeWork NSW is the states workplace health and safety regulator, our focus is to reduce work related fatalities, serious injuries and illnesses by securing compliance with work health and safety legislation and improving the safety culture in NSW workplaces.

Our ideal candidate will have strong technical industry knowledge. You will apply your industry experience and qualifications to work in partnership with NSW workplaces to assist them in creating and maintaining work health and safety standards so that workers return home safely each day.

About the role
As a State Inspector in Engineering you will be responsible for providing the NSW communities with strong regulatory service to proactively engage and influence key industry stakeholders.


You will be required to provide leadership and expert advice on prevention and response activities to build industry capability and implement workplace strategies to support the Work Health and Safety Roadmap 2022.

  • You will utilise your high-level leadership, industry knowledge, project management and stakeholder engagement skills to develop and implement state-wide strategic industry initiatives to address emerging trends
  • You will utilise your high-level technical knowledge to provide input to the national agenda - for example through representation on Australian Standards Committees and/or working with other WHS Regulators
  • You will develop and maintain partnerships with Industry Associations to build industry and community capability, including hosting industry forums where you will represent SafeWork NSW
  • You will provide technical guidance and support to assist in the conduct of investigations into causes of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities and where required, provide specialist advice regarding compliance with WHS legislation
  • You will apply your engineering experience, qualifications and knowledge in developing and leading mentoring and training programs for your fellow inspectors
Joining SafeWork NSW you will be rewarded with a great opportunity to apply your experience with your passion for workplace health and safety. You will:

  • work a 38-hour working week, including some weekends, and participate in the After-Hours Emergency Response Service
  • receive an attractive salary package along with a tool of trade vehicle provided and access to private use (currently at a cost of $200 per fortnight)
  • be able to access flexible working within operational requirements
  • undertake the 12-month New Inspector Training Program (NITP) for the awarding of the Diploma in Government (Workplace Inspection). This intensive program is delivered by our Registered Training Organisation and combines mandatory components of induction, class training, online learning, completion of set assessments and tasks, and extensive on-the-job field training with regular travel throughout NSW
  • complete formal training and assessments for the awarding of the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) within 12 months of obtaining the Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
About you
Are you a work health safety leader who thrives on sharing your knowledge through mentoring and coaching
Do you have demonstrated experience in driving work, health and safety improvements with positive outcomes in a dynamic, high risk environment

To be successful, you will have:


  • One or more of the following:
  • Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or
  • Bachelor Degree in Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, and/or
  • 10+ years relevant professional industry experience in one or more of the following: civil construction design or management, civil infrastructure design or planning, structural engineering design or construction management, forensic engineering, mechanical design, hazardous plant and equipment design, pneumatics and hydraulics, electro mechanics, pressure equipment design, electrical infrastructure, electrical construction design, electrical safety
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing specialist advice and strategic leadership regarding compliance with relevant legislation or standards for engineering design or practice to drive workplace safety
  • Strong communication skills to proactively engage and influence key industry stakeholders, influence safety behaviour, undertake change management processes, and lead stakeholder engagements
  • Work collaboratively to translate strategic direction into operational goals and build a shared understanding of the link between these and core business outcomes
  • A strong work ethic, resilience to manage complex investigations and have a key focus on customer expectations whilst promoting NSW Public Service values
  • Demonstrated experience to plan and deliver strategies as they relate to safety and RTW in workplaces
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading programs or projects of work
  • Solid knowledge and use of technology
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply civil /structural, mechanical or electrical engineering principles in a work health and safety context
  • Adopt a consultative and collaborative approach to achieving outcomes
  • Adopt a flexible approach to meet both pro-active and re-active demands
Essential requirements

  • Ability to travel, work remotely and out of usual business hours
  • Regular travel throughout NSW with the occasional interstate travel
  • Hold a NSW C class drivers licence with a satisfactory safe driving record and a requirement to maintain the safe driving record throughout employment
  • Satisfactory criminal record check
  • Satisfactory medical assessment capacity in regard to physical and psychological impacts of the inherent duties of the role
  • Hold a Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) or required to complete within 12 months of commencement
  • Hold an Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) or required to complete within 12 months of obtaining the Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
Click Here to access the Role Description.

What we need from you

  • Your resume (max. 5 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) which clearly details your capabilities and experience relevant to this role
  • A copy of your current online driving record from Service NSW
  • A copy of your current demerit points from Service NSW
If you do not provide all the required documentation, your application will not be progressed.

Salary Grade 1/2, with the base salary for this role starting at $130,361 base plus superannuation.

Closing Date: 10:00am, Wednesday 23 September 2020

The Department of Customer Service is proud to be an EEO Employer who are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of all identities making us different and a true reflection of our NSW customers. As an inclusive workplace, we support various employee resource groups, practice flexible work and workplace adjustment.
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

14/09/2020 $0 Gosford & Central Coast 1 Engineering
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