Supervisor Safety Design Technology

  • RFS Level10/11
  • Ongoing full time role
  • 35hours per week
  • Location: Sydney Olympic Park

About the NSW Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. Working closely with other agencies we respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms that occur within rural fire districts.

Our vision and mission is to provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service. To protect the community and our environment we will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.

Our corporate video and Our Plan provides further insight into the NSW Rural Fire Service.

About the role

The successful candidate will be part of an exciting era of introducing new technologies across the NSW RFS for frontline activities. The role manages mechanical engineering assignments for the design and delivery of the NSW RFS fleet, equipment and PPE.Working with various providers to deliver the agreed outcomes in a high quality and timely manner.

Key accountabilities also include:

  • The provision of innovative business solutions and identification of opportunities for continuous performance improvement.

  • Manage project implementation such as preparing project plans, identifying and coordinating resources, developing and coordinating the development of budgets and negotiate reporting requirements such that the organisations compliance requirements are met, internal consistency is achieved and products/services are relevant and effective.

  • Monitor and assess appliances, equipment and PPE/PPC to meet the needs of NSW RFS members with a consistent, relevant and effective approach including utilising best practise risk based approaches.

  • Provide management, coaching and mentoring to direct reports, monitor and appraise work performance and manage and review team meet commitments, deadlines and quality standards.

For further information about the role click here to download the role description.

You must meet the following essential requirements:

- An Advanced Diploma in a relevant discipline or equivalent expertise.

- During periods of major fire activity, the incumbent may be required to support operational management activities consistent with their skills and background.

The successful applicant will have:

- Advanced knowledge in technical management, research and problem solving with the ability to develop and implement complex research and development projects.

-Experience in engineering design principles which includes the interpretation of automotive drawings, models, specifications and standards.

-An understanding of automotive design best practice principles as aligned to Australian Design Rules.

-Experience in liaising with stakeholders and suppliers including supplier relationship management.

-An understanding of PPE/ PPC and firefighting equipment would be beneficial.

-Strong influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to gain consensus and commitment from others, and resolve issues and conflicts.

-A proven ability to manage people and resources effectively including the development of team plans that consider team capabilities and strengths and managing performance to achieve team goals.

We offer:

- Flexiblework practices

- Attractive salary and superannuation

- Attractive leave entitlements

- Working for a highly regarded emergency service, where supporting the local community is at the forefront of our business strategy

- Opportunities for learning and development

- A location close to public transport

For further information, please review the role description or contact Andrew Canderle 02 8741 5204 or via email [email protected]

Applications close: Wednesday 5 August 2020, 11:59 pm

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role, you will need to submit an online application via, which includes responding to the targeted questions,and attaching a PDF:

-Cover letter (maximumone A4page); and

- Resume, which clearly details skills, experience and capabilities required for this role as per the role description. This should include two referees, one of which is a current or recent supervisor, and their contact details (maximum 5 pages).

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Job Notes:

- Prior to applying for this role candidates should download the Role Description. Candidates must demonstrate in their application how they meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements.

- The NSW Rural Fire Service is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with a disability.

- Relevant criminal history, referee checks and prior employment checks will be conducted on recommended applicants.

- A talent pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The talent pool may be available to hiring managers across the state over an 18 month period.

Vacancy Reference: 20/62

27/07/2020 $0 Sydney 1 Engineering
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