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Port Marine Surveyor - West (Port Hedland)

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Work type: full-time
Location: Port Hedland
Categories: Port Marine Surveyor & Marine Inspector


$127,134 + superannuation (15.4%)

Port Hedland based




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 fishing boats 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  rescue people in distress in waters surrounding Australia. AMSA’s functions include vessel and seafarer safety, incident management and responding to ship sourced pollution events. 

We work with a range of stakeholders across governments, industry and the community reflecting the complexity, challenges and opportunities of 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.


As a Port Marine Surveyor, you will play an important and collaborative role as an ambassador for AMSA; establishing and investigating the seaworthiness of vessels and contributing to safe and pollution-free maritime operations in Australia.

You will undertake marine surveys, inspections, investigations and qualifications services, liaising with industry and internal stakeholders to provide advice and support on a range of technical matters.

This role will see you build and foster complex working relationship between industry and AMSA, sharing knowledge and expertise to ensure safe operation of vessels in Australian waters.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will be part of a small, supportive team of professionals who encourage a safety-first culture.


To be successful in this position, you will have sound working knowledge and experience in domestic and international maritime safety regulation and associated ship inspection principles and regimes.

Your knowledge and understanding of AMSA’s role as a statutory authority and modern regulator and its application in an operational environment will be key to your success.

You will be a natural promoter, and enjoy engaging, networking and working with a variety of people both internal and external to AMSA. You will possess strong presentation skills, of both written and verbal capacities, coupled with a passion for supporting a safety-first culture.

You will be confident and experienced in making regulatory decisions and applying your technical expertise to complex situations. You will be adaptable and an agent for change with a continuous improvement attitude.

To be eligible for this position, you will be technically qualified and hold a current Australian driver’s license, as travel will be a requirement of this position.

For a full list of prerequisites and required capabilities for this role, please refer to the position description.

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.



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 in order to successfully deliver against our mission as a regulator 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 from other diverse backgrounds.  You can find more information about AMSA diversity and inclusion initiatives set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Plan here.


Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 28 January 2022. You will need to provide:

  • your resume (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 Dilip Dsouza on 08 9430 2111.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources on


AMSA supports flexible work in recognition of the importance of balancing work and personal commitments. AMSA is committed to a performance-based culture where flexibility is an accepted part of how work gets done.


AMSA does not engage staff under the APS Act. AMSA engages employees under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 and our remuneration arrangements are specific to AMSA.

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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