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Regulatory Specialists - Perth, WA

Successfully navigating the energy transition is one of the biggest challenges currently facing Australia. Offshore renewable energy will become a crucial part of the mix as Australia works to meet its emission reduction targets.

NOPSEMA (the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority), is the regulator for Australia’s offshore energy industry and has recently expanded its functions to include offshore renewables regulation in its capacity as the Offshore Infrastructure Regulator (OIR).

NOPSEMA is immediately recruiting experienced industry professionals / subject matter experts in an offshore oil and gas / energy industry discipline to join our Regulatory Operations and Strategic Improvement and Regulation Divisions in our Perth and Melbourne offices.

Candidates with substantial expertise and experience in the areas of offshore petroleum drilling, subsea engineering, construction vessel operations, vessel-based decommissioning, marine engineering and class, process safety and technical safety are actively being sought.

We are also seeking individuals with substantial demonstrated experience in one or more of the following disciplines to fill future regulatory positions:

  • Process engineering including LNG.                    
  • Control and instrumentation.
  • Mechanical engineering - offshore petrochemical facilities.
  • Reliability engineering – predictive and proactive maintenance management in offshore petrochemical facilities.
  • Pipeline engineering, design, construction, operation and integrity management of petroleum pipelines.
  • Carbon Capture and Storage.
  • Asset integrity programs associated with ageing assets.
  • Offshore construction, including subsea construction and pipelay.
  • Marine operations associated with offshore petroleum facilities including FPSOs, MODUs and moored platforms.
  • Marine systems.
  • Design Approval.
  • Heavy lift operations
  • Diving – commercial diving - offshore petroleum.
  • Light well intervention, and
  • Operational management.

In the role of Regulatory Specialist, you will assess safety cases and associated documents and inspect offshore operations and support NOPSEMA’s investigations of accidents and incidents. You will also provide specialist advice to, and on behalf of, the Authority and represent NOPSEMA and engage with industry and other stakeholders.


Duties and Responsibilities

Your day to day responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Develop, maintain and adhere to NOPSEMA core regulatory processes particularly: assessments, regulatory compliance monitoring, reporting and analysis and industry and stakeholder relationship management.

Undertake regulatory enforcement action in accordance with NOPSEMA processes.

Develop and maintain robust internal and external procedures, guidelines and standards relating to the regulation and management of risk.


Skills, Experience and Qualifications

The roles require candidates that possess the following:

Proven ability to identify, analyse and diagnose problems in a logical and rational manner and demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving.

Previous experience in a regulatory capacity, and/or experience in managing risk in a major hazard industry.

Proven experience in dealing with the safety case approach to safety regulation.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels of management.

Appropriate tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in a relevant industry particularly the offshore or onshore petroleum industry.


Why work for NOPSEMA?

As a highly skilled, agile and competent regulator, our people are our number one asset. NOPSEMA offers highly competitive remuneration packages, five weeks annual leave, 18 personal leave days per annum, 15.4% superannuation contribution and flexible working arrangements.

Guided by our values of professionalism, ethics, independence and leadership the decisions we make and the actions we take affect individuals, businesses, communities and the environment. Our people can make a difference. Grow your career in the offshore energy sector. Be a part of Australia’s future and apply today.

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

If you are an experienced petroleum industry professional, apply now and take the next step in your career with these exciting opportunities.


Further information:

For more information and to apply for these exciting opportunities visit:

Please note that the closing date for this position is 1 May 2024.

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 ongoing and non-ongoing positions at this level or similar that arise over the 18 month period.

Regulatory Specialists - Perth, WA

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

Published on 3 Apr 2024