Posted on: 2019-01-14

Job type: Permanent

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Opportunity to work across a diverse range of projects
Excellent work-life balance and flexibilities
Supportive Environment + full autonomy

The Company:

The Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) responds to approximately 36,600 calls per year from Melbourne's four million residents and employs 1800 fire fighters and 340 corporate staff. Its specialist services include urban search and rescue, response to fires and hazardous incidents, road accident rescue, emergency medical response and marine response. MFB holds safety as a core value and aims to create a skilled, agile and engaged workforce that is dedicated to creating safer and more resilient communities.

Operating across more than 45 potential project locations and supplying a service throughout 26 local government areas, this is a position for a Project Manager capable of delivery from concept to completion in various construction environments.

The Job:

The primary purpose of the position of the Senior Risk Engineer is to provide current advice, information and knowledge on hazardous materials and risk engineering matters pertaining to major hazard facilities and dangerous goods sites within the Melbourne Metropolitan District. This role liaises with internal and external stakeholders who are impacted by building and dangerous goods legislation and fire safety industry guidelines. The Risk Engineer provides input to the development of Australian Standards, MFB guidelines and industry codes of practice as well as representing at the MFB and other agencies/peak bodies at relevant industry forums.

Integral to this role, some of the daily activities may include;

  • Assessing and evaluating various risks, risk assessment reports and fire safety assessments across multiple and changing dangerous goods transportation environments
  • Providing advice across internal and external stakeholders and specialists on a risk assessment and solution basis
  • Working to strict compliance procedure and utilizing a strong understanding of government regulations in reference to dangerous goods transportation
  • Compliance to hazard management plans across oil, gas, paints, petro-chemical and other chemical materials
  • Undertake fire and hazardous materials audits and assessments to ensure the existence of safety management systems
  • Providing technical advice on fire safety and hazardous materials and assisting with operations OH&S issues

The Person:

This role will require an experienced Risk Engineer, capable of working autonomously and independently across numerous reviews and assessments throughout Victoria. The key criteria that the MFB will be looking for at interview stage would include the following;

  • Engineering degree educated across relevant discipline such as; Chemical, Mechanical, Building/Structural, Building Services or other suitable discipline/major
  • Ideally 5 years relevant risk engineering or dangerous goods experience with a safety and compliance focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of consequence and risk models
  • Ability to work across site inspection, audits and follow up with detailed reports independently
  • Uses data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions and make decisions.
  • Effectively conveys ideas and information in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the reader.
  • Actively partners with others to provide them with information, techniques, instruction, feedback and encouragement to maximize their success in the role.

To submit your application, in strict confidence, please apply online using the appropriate link below.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Henry Zhou in our Melbourne office on 03 9623 6626.

Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Job Reference: 3B/69096


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