state inspector in sydney

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sydney, new south wales
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Construction & Asbestos Services, SafeWork NSW

  • Do you have a passion for workplace safety? Are you a strong influencer in your industry?
  • Do you have demonstrated experience in driving work, health and safety improvements with positive outcomes in a dynamic, high risk environment?
  • Are you considered an experienced leader in your field?
  • Do you have civil, building or infrastructure experience?
  • Do you have experience in leading significant projects of work?
  • Would you like to join a high performing Directorate providing support to the NSW community?
  • Ongoing permanent roles

SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the safety culture in NSW workplaces through information, advice and compliance activities. We are currently seeking State Inspectors within the Construction and Asbestos Services Directorate. This is an opportunity to apply your industry experience and qualifications to work with NSW workplaces to assist them in creating and maintaining work health and safety standards. We have a strong proactive education and intervention role designed to build industry capability and support the prevention of harm, this includes delivering key programs to support the Work Health and Safety Roadmap 2022 and the Building and Construction Sector Plan.

The State Inspector is the highest-level inspector grade in SafeWork NSW. You will work with the construction industry, associations, unions, the community and government agencies in response to and prevention of workplace injury and illness incidents arising from construction work. You will play a pivotal role in working with, and building the capability of, internal and external stakeholders and customers.

You will utilise your high-level leadership, industry knowledge, project management and stakeholder engagement skills to develop and implement state-wide strategic industry initiatives in the construction industry. You will also assist in the conduct of investigations into causes of construction workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities and where required, provide specialist advice regarding compliance with WHS legislation.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or equivalent relevant qualification or above in a related field, and/or, 5+ years relevant industry experience.
  • Exceptional communication skills to proactively engage and influence key industry stakeholders within the construction industry
  • Superior construction knowledge and experience to provide strategic leadership and expert advice on prevention and response activities that drive workplace safety
  • Demonstrated experience in leading programs or projects of work
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills to influence safety behaviour, undertake change management processes, and lead stakeholder engagements

IMPORTANT NOTE: We strongly encourage all candidates to read and familiarise themselves with the Applicant Information Guide. This guide contains critical information which will assist prospective candidates to apply for this role.

You will be rewarded with a great opportunity to apply your experience with your passion for workplace health and safety. You will:

  • Be provided with extensive training from our SafeWork NSW Registered Training Organisation
  • Be part of SafeWork’s approach to workplace health safety and recovery at work
  • Be an integral part of the Construction and Asbestos Services leadership team
  • Have access to flexible work conditions keeping within operational requirements

More importantly, you will contribute to SafeWork’s focus on helping business prevent harm by continuing efforts to build a safety culture across NSW.

To find out more about the role, including the Role Description, Information Guide and how to apply, please follow the link Any questions? Please contact: 1800 648 942 /

Location: Field based position. However, base office locations are Haymarket, Baulkham Hills, Gosford or Liverpool (negotiable with successful candidate)

Salary: Receive an attractive salary package along with packaged motor vehicle options. Salary range starting from $127,181 plus superannuation.

Closing date: 24 September 2018 (11.59pm)

Additional Information:

  • A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for future vacancies in roles with similar capability requirements.
  • The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. At DFSI, we endeavor to make roles flexible. While these roles are advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake flexible work arrangements including on a part-time or job share basis.
  • For further help, tips and information on applying for a role in the NSW Public Service, please visit Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma