Principal Inspector – Construction

Job Location: Gladstone & Central QLD
Employer: Office of Industrial Relations
$100,869 to $107,722 p.a.

You’ll be part of a dynamic and diverse culture, working alongside supportive and passionate people. Building a career with us means you can help make a real difference in the lives of Queensland workers and employers, and their families.

OIR contributes to the government’s strategic objectives in the areas of workplace health and safety, electrical safety, workers’ compensation, industrial relations and labour hire regulation.

We seek to improve work health and safety, electrical safety and workers’ compensation performance through regulatory and policy frameworks and the provision of evidenced-based services and advice. We also develop, implement and maintain policy and legislation relevant to industrial relations in Queensland including whole of Government responsibility for public sector enterprise bargaining and the regulation of Queensland’s labour hire industry.

As a Principal Inspector within Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), you will be part of an efficient flexible and responsive team that strives for safer workplaces. Some of your responsibilities will include:
– Interpret complex legislation.
– Identify and enforce breaches of legislation.
– Educate a very broad range of industry sectors to ensure they are compliant with Work Health & Safety legislation.
– Work autonomously and part of a high functioning team.
– Be adaptable to significant workplace change.

To be successful in this role you will need:
– Strong complex writing skills or demonstrated ability to be able to read, interpret, apply and elementise legislation in a regulatory capacity and a demonstrable ability to write investigative reports.
– Prior demonstrated experience in applying workplace health and safety protocols. Community enforcement or other such regulatory enforcement would be highly regarded.
– Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills, including the ability to deal with and diffuse conflict and liaise with the community around sensitive matters.
– Strong time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities.

This role will challenge and develop your ability to engage with stakeholders, partner and educate the community in safety matters and ensure compliance within a regulatory framework.

What you will get out of it:
– Be part of the solution to keep Queenslanders safe at work.
– See the direct impact of your role in the community.
– Access a range of benefits as part of your employment experience with the Queensland Government including flexible work, health and wellbeing programs, competitive salary and superannuation, support for development, employment security and so much more.

If you are looking for more than just a job and are passionate about making a difference in workplaces to ensure all employees return home safely, then review how you will be assessed within the Position Description and APPLY NOW!

Applications to remain current for 12 months. 

Job Ad Reference Number: QLD/397924/21

Closing Date: Friday, 24 December 2021 

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