About Dohrmann Consulting

Established in 1981, Dohrmann Consulting are Australia’s leading safety and ergonomics experts. We value trust, integrity, teamwork and expertise, and our vision is to improve the safety, comfort and efficiency of our clients’ workplaces, buildings, products and systems and, in so doing, improve people’s lives.  

We have unique capabilities in ergonomics, human factors, forensic investigation, engineering, biomechanics, biological science, human movement, and physiotherapy. We apply our specialised knowledge to solving ergonomics and safety problems and to providing expert liability opinions in personal injury matters. We are known for delivering clear, practical, and client-focused advice.

We are a friendly and hard-working professional team who share a commitment to continual learning.  We enjoy the challenge of doing important and interesting work and are driven by helping our clients and supporting each other. We offer a flexible work environment, a supportive culture with good work-life balance, a competitive salary with regular bonuses, easy public transport access and free parking at our inner Melbourne office.  

We are now seeking another talented early-to-mid career safety professional to join our Melbourne team.

The role

We need a smart, people-focused and driven early-to-mid career safety professional ready to assist with the delivery of our safety and ergonomics consulting projects and forensic engineering (incident and injury investigation) work.  

Incident investigations usually involve consideration of situations where either strain injury (manual handling & overuse/RSI), plant (fixed and mobile) and machinery incidents, slips, trips and falls or product failures have occurred.  Safety and ergonomics improvement projects for our clients involve evaluating and advising on workplaces, equipment, systems and processes.

You will receive extensive in-house support and training as you deepen your safety knowledge and develop your consulting skills.   You will do this while visiting and analysing fascinating work environments, and while working on interesting problems with great people.

As detailed below under Key Responsibilities, initially you will mostly assist with incident investigations and in the preparation of expert liability reports.  As you grow your capabilities in these specialist areas, however, your work will expand to the other advisory parts of our business.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assist with the preparation of expert liability reports under the direction of a Senior Consultant including:
    • Perform initial new job file reviews.
    • Accompany and assist Senior Consultants at site inspections and/or interviews.
    • Undertake relevant research and incident reconstruction/analysis under the direction and training of a Senior Consultant.
    • Assist with the drafting of expert reports.
  2. Identify opportunities to update our technical library with new and improved IP and implement as appropriate.
  3. Assist with the delivery of safety and ergonomics consulting projects, including research, analysis, reporting and presenting to clients.
  4. Contribute to business improvement projects.
  5. Contribute to regular in-house knowledge sharing initiatives.
  6. Contribute to Dohrmann Consulting marketing efforts by attending business development events such as conferences and client hospitality.
  7. Assist with the management of test and other equipment used by consultants for site inspections, including calibration.

Links to a selection of recent judgments where we have given evidence can be found at the bottom of the various expert profiles at ergonomics.com.au.

Consulting projects will involve ergonomics and safety assessments of workplaces, processes, or products; evaluation of and advice on designs; workplace safety audits and inspections; manual handling risk assessments and safety training. Examples of some of our recent projects are available on our website.

Essential requirements

You must have or hold at minimum:

  1. Exceptional written and verbal English skills as immediately demonstrated via your written application and in person interview.
  2. A bachelor’s degree or higher degree in one or more of the following science or health science-related disciplines:
    • Ergonomics or human factors;
    • Engineering (e.g. biomedical, mechanical, civil); 
    • Physiotherapy;
    • Exercise physiology;
    • Occupational therapy;
    • Medical science;
    • Skill acquisition/motor learning;
    • Psychology (organisational);
    • Paramedicine; or,
    • Forensic science.

You will demonstrate an obvious desire to learn and grow in a new field; and to develop strong logic and reasoning skills.

Highly regarded

We will favourably view any further:

  1. Direct experience, applied research or studies in accident causation or investigation.
  2. Experience in risk or failure investigation, including associated methods.

If you are enthusiastic about the importance of safety, share our values, and are interested in the work we do, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to info@ergonomics.com.au.

Applications that do not have a well-written cover letter explaining your specific interest and suitability to the role will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position may be submitted directly to info@ergonomics.com.au.

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