Compliance Officer

- Great team and work environment

- Victorian energy safety technical regulator

- Glen Waverley location

Job Details
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Department: Energy Safe Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/P1940
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - ESTR - Compliance Officer(1) (002).pdf (PDF, 346KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michael Miskulin
03 9203 9745

Position Details

About us:

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is the leading Victorian Government Statutory Authority responsible for the safety and technical regulation of electricity, gas and pipelines for all Victorians. Within the Electrical Safety and Technical Regulation (ESTR) division, an opportunity had evolved for a self-driven Compliance Officer – Electrical Installation Safety.

About the role:

Reporting to the Team Leader Electrical Installation Safety, the Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring the electrical trade is compliant with the Electricity Safety Act, pursuant regulations and Australian Standards through the provision of expert technical advice, carrying out investigations, undertaking compliance and enforcement activities, and overseeing the electrical licence assessment regime.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and/or participate in the formulation, administration, moderation and validation of assessments leading to a licenced outcome in Victoria
  • Provide technical and regulatory advice to training providers and other training and industry stakeholders, agencies, and regulators such as ASQA, VRQA, and HESG
  • Respond to complaints from the trade and the general public in relation to potential breaches of the Act, pursuant regulations, Australian Standards and unsafe electrical practices.
  • Carry out legal and technical investigations into serious electrical incidents or events where there are potential breaches of the Act, pursuant regulations, Australian Standards or implications for electrical safety.
  • Write reports of actions undertaken in relation to complaints, events and investigations including the preparation of direction letters and written requests for information.
  • Write up briefs of evidence and work closely with the legal department to prepare for and assist in prosecutions including laying charges and attending court as an informant.
  • Lead and/or participate in investigation of serious electrical incidents (including fatalities) and/or provide assistance to other agencies and regulators such as WorkSafe, MFB and CFA as required.


To be considered for this role you will:

To be successful in this role, you will be a qualified electrician with a broad range of electrical installation experience. You will have:

  • a sound working knowledge of the legislation, regulations and Australian Standards
  • the ability to work autonomously out in the field and take direction as required
  • personal resilience to attend serious injury and fatality incident scenes
  • excellent interpersonal, influencing and presentation skills
  • a desire to learn and grow within the organisation to develop regulatory skills

 It would be advantageous if you have:

  • A current qualification in Training and Assessment
  • A working knowledge of the Victorian apprenticeship training system
  • An understanding of, and demonstrated commitment to, the Licensed Electricians Assessment (LEA) regime


 Please refer to the available position description to assess your suitability and submit your current resume and cover letter via the Apply button.

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