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Principal Engineer - Engineering Unit
  • $132,457.00 per annum + Super
  • Ongoing, Full Time Position
  • Geelong Location

We want to utilise your skills and experience to lead our dedicated team of engineers who support WorkSafe to continue to raise the bar in the prevention of injuries and illness.  You and the team will have a great breath of interaction and influence on, inspection program development, onsite inspections, policies, guidance and investigations.  This role will give you exposure across a range of engineering disciplines and challenges, matched with the reward of creating a safer environment for Victorian community.

About the role

The Principal Engineer provides team leadership, facilitating the maintenance and development of corporate knowledge in a range of engineering disciplines.  You will ensure that expertise in emerging hazards and developments in risk control are disseminated across WorkSafe.

  • You will manage and lead WorkSafe’s engineering team.
  • Coach and mentor team members in support of regional inspectors.
  • Resource planning and prioritisations to ensure the effective and efficient use of the team.
  • Provide support, as part of a multi-disciplinary project team, to the Programs Division for the development of inspection programs.
  • Support those areas in WorkSafe related to regulation development, policies, guidance and decision reviews.
  • Provide expert advice, conduct analysis and apply contemporary technical information to influence a reduction in the incidence and severity of work-related injury and disease.
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in the identification of current and emerging risks in relation to plant and equipment for contribution into Health & Safety business planning.
  • Participate in investigations and prosecution, act as an expert witness, as required.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

  • You will have experience in leading and managing multi-discipline engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor technical personnel, including the development and implementation of tailored coaching plans
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop and motivate employees in a team environment.
  • You will have a strong knowledge of engineering and experience in its application to systems, processes and procedures to reduce the incidence and severity of work-related injury and disease.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including demonstrated ability to interpret complex technical information and data.
  • Understanding and prior application of project management methodologies, including the preparation of project plans and undertaking project evaluation.

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm Monday 26 August. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Leigh on 03 4243 8851 or email

About Us

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state’s health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

Our aim is to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

Job Ref: LO000099
Submitted: 12-08-2019

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