Marine Inspector

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Marine Inspector Job In Australia



The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the environment from ship sourced pollution and search and rescue nationally. Our operations are diverse; from regulating fishers off the beach to 345 metre liquefied natural gas tankers, and everything commercial in between, we help protect Australia’s precious marine environments like the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of shipping, and also rescues yachties in far flung parts of Australia’s oceans. AMSA’s functions are broad ranging from developing policy and regulation, to approvals and compliance and incident management.


We work with a range of stakeholders across governments, industry and the community reflecting the complexity, challenges and opportunities in our business. Our vision connects them all and inspires our talented people to make a real difference every day - “Safe and clean seas, saving lives”


AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 440 people across Australia.  To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.


At AMSA we acknowledge the value diversity brings. Given the diversity of our role and our impact and influence on communities right across Australia, it is essential that we can draw on the diversity of our people to successfully deliver against our mission of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people with other backgrounds.  You can find more information about AMSA’s diversity and inclusion initiatives set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Plan here.


Reporting to the Principal Regional Port Marine Surveyor, as the Marine Inspector, you will have the opportunity to support the key initiatives of the region and provide input to broader strategies and goals. You will play an important and collaborative role as an ambassador for AMSA by sharing your knowledge and expertise to promote a safe culture within the maritime industry. Specifically, you will be responsible for conducting a range of field-based, face-to-face compliance activities, identifying unsafe practices and non-compliance and ensuring they are addressed appropriately.



People who are successful in this position must have the following pre-requisites:

  • Experience within a safety, compliance or risk management position; ideally within the maritime industry or related industries.
  • A fast learner with a willingness to participate in development opportunities, with an ability to share these experiences across a team.
  • Strong presentation skills and a passion for supporting a safety-first culture.
  • Technically qualified with a current Australian driver’s license, as travel will be a requirement of this position.

For more information about this role, please refer to the position description.


Note: Information about our terms and conditions of employment are contained in the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.


Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by Wednesday 18 August 2021. You will need to provide:

  • your resumé (maximum of 3 pages)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role.

For any questions regarding the role please contact the hiring manager, Simon Robards, Manager Operations East at Simon.Robards@amsa.gov.au.


If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources on recruitment@amsa.gov.au


Maritime Jobs In Australia

Job location

Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia