Inspector of Mines - Underground Coal - Mining Engineering

Flexible working is encouraged, Generous salary entitlements, Ongoing employment opportunity.

Job Title: Inspector of Mines (Underground Coal Mining Engineering)
Job Grade / Classification: Inspector Grade 3
Employment Type: Ongoing Employment
Location: Maitland


About the Role:
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the Resources Regulator as an Inspector of Mines Underground Coal Mining Engineer.

You will be responsible for effective risk management and implementing incident prevention strategies in the NSW mining industry through site inspections, assessments, investigation of incidents and complaints, application of compliance powers, consultation and education. Consulting with and reporting to the Principal Inspector, you will be providing advice to mine operators regarding the results of assessments, safe operating practices and strategies to improve health and safety at the workplace.


Your mining expertise will be put to good use as your responsibilities will include:

  • Investigate complex issues and incidents, providing information and advice to the inspectorate and Principal Inspector of Mining Engineering.
  • Engage in meetings with various key stakeholders such as mining, engineering and manufacturing companies.
  • 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.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Assessing coal mine operators health and safety systems
  • Undertaking announced and unannounced coal mine inspections which includes preparing assessment and inspection reports to inform operators of their compliance status
  • Completing assessments based on incidents and complaints
  • Preparing notices of advice, regulatory enforcement, compliance and prohibition
  • Following through to ensure that corrective actions are adequately addressed

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 the role, you will have the ability to gain trust and support from various key stakeholders through your effective relationship building and excellent communication skills. You will be negotiating with mine operators who may have limited knowledge of their legal obligations.


Your experience in working in a dynamic environment, being able to positively respond to unexpected changes and effectively re-prioritising deliverables will be highly valued.


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 ismandatory, 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:

  • Complete all the questions in the online 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 2020 (11:59pm)

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