$65,000 – $75,000 package (including super) Full time

About Dohrmann Consulting

Established in 1981, Dohrmann Consulting are Australia’s leading safety and ergonomics experts.  Our mission is to improve the safety, comfort and efficiency of our clients’ workplaces, products and systems and, in so doing, improve people’s lives.  We are also recognised leaders in the provision of expert liability opinion in personal injury cases.

We work in most industries across Australia, with clients across the legal, architecture and building, transport, manufacturing, emergency services, warehousing, defence, oil and gas, and energy sectors (and more).

We value trust, authenticity, collaboration and competence.  We are friendly, hard-working and enjoy the continual challenge of helping clients and each other.  You must be ready to be challenged, too, and to embark on a steep learning curve.

Our approach is rigorous and driven by science. However, we do not produce “science projects”.  What we do deliver is straightforward, practical, client-focused advice that directly addresses client problems.

We have unique capabilities in forensic investigation, engineering, biomechanics, physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Our collaborative, team-based approach to developing feasible, practical solutions to safety and ergonomics problems is what sets us apart.

We are now seeking a recently-graduated engineer to join our Melbourne team.

The role

If you are a talented, early-career engineer with an interest in safety and forensic investigations, then we would like to hear from you.

Should you join us, you will get a rare opportunity to work in a flexible environment across a wide range of fascinating work environments and on interesting problems, as well as with great people. 

While your exact mix of work will naturally be driven by your professional background, work experience and interests, no day is the same! 

Typical incident investigations involve the examination of strain injuries (manual handling & overuse/RSI), plant (fixed and mobile) and machinery incidents, slips, trips and falls, or product failures. 

To produce a clear and convincing written expert opinion, every case requires detailed investigation and focused analysis of the relevant interactions between the person, equipment and the environment.  You will work with experienced senior consultants who are recognised experts in their fields to deliver these opinions.

You will be responsible as directed for undertaking research, attending site inspections, interviews, performing tests, making measurements and assisting with the drafting of expert reports. 

Links to a selection of recent judgments where we have given evidence can be found here.

You will also contribute to the delivery of ergonomics and safety projects. This work will typically involve either 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 consulting projects are also available on our website.

Essential requirements

You must have or hold at minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree in engineering from an Engineers Australia accredited program; and
  • 1-2 years relevant professional experience.

You will also have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to:
    • write clear and succinct reports which effectively communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences.
    • think and talk clearly on your feet.
  • an interest in and working knowledge of relevant human capabilities, limits and abilities;
  • demonstrated experience in effectively managing competing priorities and deadlines;
  • ability to work as part of a team but also to work independently and to carry out assignments within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices; and,
  • a healthy attitude towards constructive criticism – peer review of all work is an integral part of our quality process.

Beneficial attributes

We will favourably view any further:

  • post-graduate qualifications and/or relevant work experience in any of:
    • Ergonomics/human factors;
    • Biomedical/rehabilitation/risk engineering;
    • Biomechanics; 
    • Work Health and Safety;
    • a related health science.
  • practical experience in investigating the root cause of incidents and developing risk controls based on the hierarchy of risk controls;
  • experience in applying relevant engineering and Australian Standards to problems. 

To apply, please submit your résumé and a cover letter which specifically responds to the above role requirements via seek.com.au

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

Only applicants with the right to live and work permanently in Australia will be considered for this position.