Principal Inspector Mechanical

Flexible working conditions, Ongoing employment, Generous salary entitlements.

Job Title:Principal Inspector (Mechanical Engineering)
Job Grade / Classification: Inspector Grade 4
Employment Type: Ongoing
Location: Maitland


The Opportunity
In your new role as a Principal Inspector (Mechanical Engineering), you will overlook the verification of effective risk management and incident prevention strategies which are implemented in the NSW mining industry. You will be the technical lead for mechanical engineering within the NSW Resources Regulator.


In this role, you will:

  • Investigate complex issues and incidents, providing information and advice to the inspectorate and Chief Inspector of Mines.
  • Engage in meetings with various key stakeholders such as mining, engineering and manufacturing companies.
  • Organise and convene both internal and external forums to discuss issues and provide industry updates.
  • Lead a team of professionals and liaise with other subject matter experts to provide effective solutions to issues and incidents.
  • Be heavily involved in assessing, monitoring and technical review of high-risk activity notifications to ensure regulatory compliance and standards are met.
  • Be provided with ongoing training in working in a regulatory environment.

Click here to find out why you have a great opportunity to contribute to a positive change in the mining industry with the NSW Resources Regulator!


About you:
To be successful in this role, you can work in a fast-paced environment effectively managing your workload. You will be able to prioritise immediate, medium and long-term tasks ensuring deliverables are met within the required timeframes.


You will be able to work independently and have an eye for detail possessing the ability to identify issues and provide effective solutions.


You will also be an excellent communicator engaging and working closely with others. You will have the ability to gain support from key stakeholders to drive and deliver results.


Your technical knowledge and skills in the mining industry will provide you with the tools to make high level decisions creating positive impacts in the industry and communities.


Essential requirements

  • Must possess and maintain the qualifications to be appointed as an inspector under section 18(2)(a) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013, and in accordance with the Resources Regulator policy on qualifications of mine safety inspectors.
  • Must be able to work on weekends and backshifts and respond to incidents out of normal business hours on a rostered basis.
  • Hold and maintain a current Class C driver licence.
  • Appointment and ongoing assignment is subject to the satisfactory participation in mandatory pre-employment and ongoing probity and medical screening.
  • Compliance with the key requirements of the Resources Regulator Integrity Clearance policy is mandatory, and a condition of engagement for staff engaged after 3 December 2019.
  • Compliance with the key requirements of the Resources Regulator Pecuniary Interests in the Regulated Sector policy is mandatory.

Agency overview
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.


The new Cluster will drive for greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources land, water, mining energy, and growing our industries. In particular, there will be a redoubling of emphasis on regional NSW.


Please read the following documents prior to preparing you for application:

Good to know:
It is a condition of engagement to hold and maintain an integrity clearance in accordance with section 54 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, rule 8 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 and the Resources Regulator Integrity Clearance policy. Please note, in accordance with clause 1.3 of this policy, candidates need to consent to the carrying out of integrity screening by the Resources Regulator and any third-party provider contracted to conduct screening activity in accordance with this policy; unless a candidate provides such consent, their application will not be further considered.


A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 18-month period.


Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.


We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.


To Apply:

  • Click Apply to submit your application
  • Submit a cover letter
  • Submit an up to date resume

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)


Applications Close: Wednesday 18 March (11:59pm)


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10/03/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Mining, Resources & Energy
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