Safety Compliance Officer

About the NHVR

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced operations in 2013 as a national entity responsible for regulating all vehicles in Australia over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass. Located in Brisbane, the NHVR minimises the compliance burden on the heavy vehicle transport industry, reduces duplication and inconsistencies across state and territory borders, and ultimately for the heavy vehicle business with government in Australia.

About the role

The primary purpose of the role is to monitor compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), of heavy vehicles, drivers, operators and other parties in the Chain of Responsibility and deliver on-road safety and compliance services and outcomes in line with NHVR strategy, policy and procedures.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Promote improved road safety outcomes through the development and application of appropriate and consistent safety and compliance interventions.
  • Maintain a high level of customer service in a regulatory environment and engage with the heavy vehicle industry and other key stakeholders to deliver education and guidance in relation to the HVNL and other relevant matters.
  • Provide support to the Senior Safety and Compliance Officer (and Management), in delivering professional, best practice heavy vehicle regulatory services.
  • Support the ongoing development of an effective and efficient Safety and Compliance Unit.
  • Carry out duties in compliance with the NHVRs Code of Conduct and apply the organisational values by complying with relevant policies, procedures and directives.
  • Undertake regulatory compliance activities in respect to heavy vehicle mass, dimension and loading requirements, accreditation, vehicle roadworthiness, driver fatigue, work diary, access, driver licensing and registration requirements.
  • Use sound judgement in applying the suite of sanctions and actions available under the HVNL including issuing warnings, infringement notices, defect notices, directions and offence reports.
  • Educate and liaise with the general public, industry and other agencies on Regulatory Compliance matters including providing specialist advice, information and education on various aspects of the HVNL.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to work effectively with a wide range of general computer applications and software and specific compliance tools and programs.
  • Attend on road vehicle collisions, often in challenging conditions and outside of working hours, to inspect heavy vehicles and assess levels of compliance against the Heavy Vehicle National Law and state based legislation.
  • Undertake training as required and participate in mentoring and other activities to support the professional development of the Operations Division.
  • Identify and recommend changes to existing work practices that result in business process improvements.
  • Adhere to all NHVR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NHVR internal processes.
  • Comply with WH&S policies and procedures and contribute and promote a safe and healthy work environment.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Ability to use specialist knowledge and skills to educate and enforce compliance with relevant heavy vehicle road transport laws, policies and procedures through the use of high level conceptual and analytical skills. 
  • Proven ability to exercise professional judgement and sound decision making.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a high level of commitment to professionalism and ethical conduct, fostering a positive and high performance workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve operational and technical issues which promote a safety and productivity for heavy vehicle operations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deliver best practice heavy vehicle safety and compliance activities and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated abilities in the use of the Microsoft Office suite and sound understanding in the use of mobile technologies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A current drivers license.
  • Experience in a similar role with a knowledge and understanding of HVNL and a working knowledge of the heavy vehicle industry.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude/mechanical qualifications.

Application Process

To apply for this role, please submit your application via our advertisement on SEEK, providing a current copy of your curriculum vitae or resume, including:

  • Your contact details
  • A comprehensive employment history including functions or roles performed
  • Major achievements / awards
  • At least two recent employment referees (current and previous supervisors / managers
  • A covering letter outlining your knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the key responsibilities/accountabilities of the role. As a guide, this document should be no longer than two pages.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo criminal history and background checks. All NHVR employees are required to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements and NHVR policies and management standards.

Applications will remain current for 12 months.

Applications close on Monday 7 September 2020 at 5.00 pm AEST.

31/08/2020 $0 Launceston & North East 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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