Senior Marine Surveyor - Australian Maritime Safety Authority - ExecutiveCareer

First listed on: 14 October 2020

Senior Marine Surveyor 

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is a government statutory authority. AMSA is a key regulator in the maritime industry with broader responsibilities in the areas of maritime safety, marine environment protection, and maritime and aviation search and rescue.

We are a national organisation with offices around Australia. Our people enjoy:
  • a safe and friendly environment with flexible working options;
  • a culture enhanced by a strong sense of community;
  • a progressive outlook and energetic contribution to the maritime industry.

Senior Marine Surveyor
$127,129 - $147,377 + superannuation (15.4%)
Flexible location


At the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds.

AMSA is Australia’s National agency responsible for coordinating maritime and aviation search and rescue. We regulate domestic commercial vessels, Australian and foreign shipping – from hire and drive vessels 12 metre prawn trawlers to 350 metre liquefied natural gas tankers, and everything commercial in between. We are also responsible for protecting Australia’s precious marine environments like the Great Barrier Reef, from the impacts of shipping.

Our stakeholders are just as diverse as our role but our mission connects them all and inspires our people to make a real difference every day – “Safe and clean seas, saving lives”.  AMSA offers unique and challenging career opportunities, and we employ around 430 people across Australia.  To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.


As the Senior Marine Surveyor, you will be responsible for providing technical advice in regards to domestic commercial vessel survey, to achieve project and service delivery goals.

Specifically, in this role you will implement risk based project and service delivery skills and services, related to domestic commercial vessel safety, based on national standards and international developments in the maritime sector. You will be responsible for preparation of in depth submissions, reports and briefings for both internal and external stakeholders including compliance and enforcement arms, Government, Ministerial and the AMSA Executive.

You will be involved in the certification of vessels, auditing, and review of surveys completed by accredited persons to monitor compliance with the National Law, Regulations, Marine Orders and the Surveyor Accreditation Guidance Manual.

This role will see you develop and maintain key contacts in industry, Commonwealth and State/Territory authorities and monitor emerging maritime technologies and trends for potential impact on the safety of vessels.

Reporting to the Principal Surveyor, you will be part of a strong customer focused and results driven team of professionals.

This role will be located in either Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart or Coffs Harbour.  


To be successful in this position, you will have relevant experience in the domestic maritime industry in Naval Architecture, Vessel Engineering, a Shipwright or similar associated discipline with the ability to become accredited as an accredited surveyor under the National Law in that discipline. Experience with timber vessels is desirable but not essential.

Your knowledge and understanding of National & International standards, and conventions will be key to your success. You will have demonstrated experience project and time management and the ability to work remotely with limited supervision.

You will be a natural promoter and influencer, with an ability to engage and network with a variety of stakeholders. You will possess strong presentation, written and verbal capacities and you will be technically qualified.

For a full list of prerequisites and required capabilities for 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.


Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 11:55pm Sunday 25 October 2020. You will need to provide:

  • your resume
  • a one page pitch (maximum 800 words) outlining how your skills and experience meet the  requirements of the role – please see link to the position description for full details.

If you would like more information about this role and how it contributes to AMSA’s mission, please contact Justin Williams, Principal Surveyor on 07 3001 6826 or 0447 294 951

If you are having difficulties or have questions about our online recruitment system, please contact Human Resources on 02-6279 5520.

Under the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019, an appointee’s commencement salary will normally be based on the minimum salary point for each classification level.

If this sounds like an organisation you'd like to be part of, we'd love to hear from you!

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