About Dohrmann Consulting

Established in 1981, Dohrmann Consulting are Australia’s leading safety and ergonomics experts.  We value trust, integrity, teamwork and expertise.

Our mission 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 are a friendly and hard-working team who share a love of continual learning and enjoy the challenge of doing important and interesting work. We are driven to both help our clients and supporting each other.

We offer a flexible work environment, a supportive culture, a competitive salary with regular bonuses, easy transport access and free parking at our Flemington office.

We have unique capabilities in ergonomics, human factors, forensic investigation, engineering, biomechanics, biological science, human movement and physiotherapy. We apply this specialised knowledge pool to solving ergonomics and safety problems for clients and to providing expert liability opinion in personal injury cases. We are known for delivering clearly communicated, practical, client-focused advice.

We are now seeking another experienced and talented senior forensic engineer to join our Melbourne team.

The role

If you have an interest in safety and share our values, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for a smart, sociable engineer experienced in incident investigation, human factors, and creative problem solving.

Your exact mix of work will be driven by your professional background and interests, and business needs. When you work with us, though, you will deepen your safety knowledge, broaden your consulting skills, work in fascinating work environments, and work on interesting problems with great people.

Initially you will be paired to and work closely with another DC expert and assist them in the provision of their reports of personal injury matters. With our extensive in-house support and training, however, you will sign off on your own expert reports as you develop the skills essential to produce admissible expert evidence.

Typical incident investigations involve analysing matters concerning:

  • strain injuries (manual handling & overuse/RSI);
  • plant (fixed and mobile) and machinery incidents;
  • slips, trips and falls; or,
  • product failures. 

Separately, you will also deliver ergonomics and safety consulting projects for clients. Typically projects include:

  • ergonomics assessments of workplaces, processes, or products;
  • ergonomics evaluations of and advice on buildings, equipment, produce and process designs;
  • workplace safety audits and inspections;
  • manual handling risk assessment; or,
  • ergonomics and safety training.

To learn more about us (including links to recent judgements where our experts have given evidence and to some of our recent consulting projects), visit ergonomics.com.au

Essential requirements

You must have or hold at minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree in engineering from an Engineers Australia accredited program; 
  • five (5) years relevant professional experience;
  • experience in incident investigation and/or product or system failure analysis; and,
  • experience in developing practical solutions to safety or similar technical problems.

You will also have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to:
    • write clear and succinct reports which effectively communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences.
    • think and talk clearly on your feet.
  • demonstrated interest in and working knowledge of relevant human capabilities, limits and abilities;
  • demonstrated experience in applying relevant engineering and Australian Standards to problems; 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:

  • post-graduate qualifications and/or relevant work experience in any of:
    • Ergonomics/human factors;
    • Biomedical/rehabilitation/risk engineering;
    • Biomechanics; 
    • Work Health and Safety; and/or
    • a related health science.
  • practical experience in investigating the root cause of incidents and developing risk controls based on the hierarchy of risk controls;
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist status with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA). 

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

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