Dohrmann Consulting take pride in their position as a leading ergonomic, engineering and expert opinion firm. We are always on the lookout for qualified talent, and value friendliness, thoroughness and a team approach.
Currently, we are actively looking for the following to join us at our Head Office in Melbourne:
Safety and ergonomics consultant
Established in 1981, Dohrmann Consulting is Australia’s leading safety and ergonomics consultancy. We work with many well-known organisations, providing them with expert advice and support that enables them to make their workplaces and products safe, comfortable and efficient.
We are a supportive, flexible and family-friendly place to work. With offices in Melbourne’s inner north, we consult across Australia in most industries: architecture, public transport, emergency services, warehousing and logistics, schools, public authorities, agriculture, manufacturing, legal, oil and gas and more.
Continued recent growth has created this opportunity for another enthusiastic, talented and experienced ergonomist to join us. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will work both autonomously and collaboratively with other consultants to deliver a wide range of projects for our clients.
Your work will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to broaden your professional skills and experience, and exposure to often-fascinating work environments and inspiring people. Your ergonomics and safety practice will undergo a learning curve – so you must enjoy the challenge of routinely learning new things.
No two days are the same here! Your consulting work will typically be done for and to medium to large enterprises, while your expert opinion work will mainly be done for lawyers and the courts.
The ergonomics and safety consulting work will involve assessments of all kinds (products, workplaces, processes); ergonomic evaluation of and advice on designs; workplace safety audits and inspections, manual handling risk assessments and training.
We have completed a range of recent consulting projects; including advising on the design of public transport vehicles and ticketing systems; helping architects humanise and make safe new bank branch designs; assessing large warehouses, control rooms and assisting with the design of crew rest facilities on new long-distance aircraft. It’s fascinating work - more information is available on our website.
You will also undertake incident investigations and provide related expert opinion in litigated personal injury matters. Supported by the rest of our expert team your legal work will typically examine strain injury (manual handling & overuse/RSI) matters, plant (fixed and mobile) and machinery incidents, slips, trips and falls, and product failures.
- Perform site inspections, where you will interview workers, managers and other relevant parties, undertake measurements and collect all data necessary to enable proper ergonomics analysis;
- Critically examine products and equipment, including designs of same;
- Commission engineering tests, where appropriate;
- Analyse briefing documents and materials, including evaluation of the present problem against any relevant Australian Standards, safety legislation, codes of practice and other guidance;
- Identify and develop feasible, reasonable solutions to ergonomics problems;
- Produce professional, accurate and succinct reports that clearly set out the issues, provide defensible reasoning and suggests a range of practicable solutions;
- Give occasional oral evidence in court;
- Developing and delivering of ergonomics training workshops for clients;
- Develop and maintain strong client relationships;
- Present project outcomes to clients;
- Contribute to regular in-house knowledge sharing initiatives; and,
- Attend and present at ergonomics and legal conferences.
Experience and education
- Minimum of five years of directly relevant professional work experience;
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to ergonomics (e.g. engineering, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, psychology, industrial design);
- Exceptional written communication skills;
- A demonstrated record of investigating system or product failures causing injury; and,
- A working knowledge of human capabilities, limits and abilities.
Post-graduate qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be favourably considered in one or more of either:
- Ergonomics/human factors;
- Biomedical/rehabilitation/risk engineering;
- Biomechanics; or,
- a related health science.
We will support you to work towards recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA).
You will have:
- An exceptional attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a record of building and maintaining great working relationships.
- Strong organisational skills. You will have successfully balanced multiple competing deadlines in previous roles.
- A passion for learning and growing in an environment with lots of variety and where peer review of your work is a fixed part of the process.
- A team-first attitude and enjoy helping others to achieve their objectives.
- A record of keeping promises and acting with honesty and integrity.
- The ability to clearly communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences.
- The ability to clearly think and talk on your feet!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply with your covering letter and résumé.