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Principal Investigator

Make a difference.

Contribute to a safe and environmentally responsible Australian offshore petroleum industry.

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is Australia’s independent statutory authority and is the expert regulator of health and safety, structural integrity (including well integrity) and environmental management for all offshore energy operations and greenhouse gas storage activities in Commonwealth waters.

Working with NOPSEMA provides an opportunity to make a real difference to people working in Australia’s offshore energy industry and the environment.

We are looking for an experienced Investigator to join our Investigations Team at our Perth Office.  this position may be filled on an ongoing (permanent) or non-ongoing (fixed-term) basis dependent upon NOPSEMA’s business requirements.

In the role of Principal Investigator, you will provide specialist investigation skills, advice and guidance to NOPSEMA with a focus on non-compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS), well integrity (WI) and environment management (EM) legislation. 

You will possess a Diploma in Government (Investigation) and/or other appropriate tertiary qualification. Your role will involve the investigation of accidents, dangerous occurrences, complaints and reportable environmental and well integrity incidents.

You will also compile briefs of evidence including submission of the briefs to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) or other Prosecuting Agencies as specified by NOPSEMA and build investigation capability through the training and mentoring of NOPSEMA inspectorate staff using contemporary investigation techniques and best practice.

Working with NOPSEMA:

NOPSEMA offers attractive flexible working conditions including competitive remuneration package, generous 15.4% superannuation contribution and 25 days paid recreation leave per year together with 15 days personal / carers leave.

NOPSEMA is committed to a fair, flexible, safe and rewarding workplace which allows for diversity amongst all its employees.  Applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged to apply. 

Further information:

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Please note that the closing date for this position is 25 July 2022

Applications must be submitted by the closing date. Any applications received beyond the closing date will not be considered.

Please note this recruitment process will be valid for a period of 18 months and may be used to fill positions at this level or similar that arise over the 18 month period

Principal Investigator

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
Perth WA
Full Time Work

Published on 11 Jul 2022