ARPANSA - Senior Regulatory Officer

24 May 2022 12:24 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

Application closing date: 31 May 2022

Ongoing | $123,561-$142,168 per annum package inc 15.4% super

Primary purpose of the role

The Senior Regulatory Officer, Facility Safety will provide expert advice and assistance to the Regulatory Services Branch on the safe design and operation of nuclear research reactors, radiopharmaceutical production facilities, radioactive waste management facilities, and other radiation facilities.  This role is located within a small multi-disciplinary team involved in the regulation of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Australia.

Key accountabilities

  • Assess applications relating to nuclear safety and radiological protection of controlled facilities and provide high level specialist technical advice on the suitability for licensing of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities.
  • Lead, manage and perform inspections of prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations to assess compliance with regulatory requirements and general safety performance.
  • Contribute to ARPANSA’s mission by liaising, engaging and collaborating with other staff of ARPANSA, State Government, Commonwealth agencies and international organisations in the field of radiation protection and nuclear safety. 
  • Contribute to the development of codes and standards for nuclear safety and radiation protection.
  • Participate in developing ARPANSA’s regulatory framework through improvement of regulatory policies and processes and associated guidelines.
  • Maintain detailed professional knowledge of relevant legislative requirements, national and international standards, and best practice models.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to identify opportunities and achieve good regulatory outcomes by developing appropriate relationships, articulating ARPANSA’s views and position in the context of complex issues and by managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Undertake allotted tasks as a member of the Regulatory Services Branch as required.

Job specific capabilities

The successful applicant will possess a degree from an Australian University in science or engineering (preferably mechanical or electrical) or comparable overseas qualifications or other alternative qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties of the position.  The applicant will have demonstrated experience relevant to the design, construction, operation or regulation of nuclear installations or other high hazard plant. The candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of risk management including the operation of engineered safety systems and the contribution of human and organisational factors for safety, preferably as applied to the nuclear industry.  

The applicant must be able to work independently under broad direction and have the ability to resolve issues and deliver quality advice. The candidate must be able to work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment with a high degree of professionalism and collegiality.  The applicant must have the ability to develop productive working relationships with stakeholders, and other government agencies, have a high degree of initiative, be able to make sound decisions, and have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate with influence.

The applicant must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate from time to time as required. Applicants must be able to attain and maintain an appropriate security clearance. 

Selection criteria

There are five selection criteria for this role. If you want to advance your career, please tells us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total. 

  1. Provide expert advice on the regulation, safe design and operation of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities and associated risks.
  2. Demonstrated technical knowledge of the engineering principles of nuclear safety and radiation protection through the application of engineered safety systems (including diversity, independence, and depth) and an awareness of human and organisational factors.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate with influence and integrity through the provision of clear, concise, and readily understood safety analysis and assessment and other technical reports, both orally and in writing.
  4. Demonstrated ability to apply professional judgement and innovative approaches to problem solving and decision making on complex matters.
  5. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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