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Business Licensing Authority - Engineer Member

Department of Government Services | Regulatory

7 days remaining
Posted on 17 November 2023
Closes on 10 December 2023


Sessional, Up to 5 years
Weekly, Not specified
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Sessional rates

About the board

The Business Licensing Authority (BLA) is an independent statutory authority established under the Business Licensing Authority Act 1998. The BLA administers the licensing and registration provisions of various business licensing legislation within Victoria. The BLA is supported in its functions and operations by the Department of Government Services (DGS).

In late August 2019, the Victorian Parliament passed what is now the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 (the Act). The Act is a co-regulatory model setting minimum requirements to:

  • Practise engineering
  • Require continuing professional development
  • Compliance with a code of conduct
  • Incorporate disciplinary mechanisms

The Professional Engineer Registration Scheme (the scheme) provides a comprehensive approach to regulating engineers within Victoria.

About the role

Under the Business Licensing Authority Act 1998 the BLA is required to have one member who has qualifications and experience in the field of engineering. The Engineer Member expertise is essential in ensuring the BLA can appropriately discharge its functions and decision making in relation to the scheme.

In this role you will be responsible for;

  • Providing expert advice to other BLA members and DGS staff regarding registration and endorsement applications, including engineering education and qualifications, to enable applications to be dealt with and determined fairly, efficiently and in accordance with the law
  • Chairing the assessment panel which makes recommendations to the BLA regarding the approval of assessment entities and assessment schemes
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with assessment entities
  • Overseeing the auditing of assessment schemes and participating in assessing audit outcomes
  • Monitoring the compliance of registered engineers with Continuing Professional Development requirements

Please refer to the Position Description for a full list of the responsibilities of this role.

Please note: This position is a sessional role and the successful incumbent will be required to work, on average, two days per week.

Who we're looking for

Suitable candidates are required to contribute effectively to the Business Licencing Authority and demonstrate:

  1. Experience with administering licensing and registration decisions within a regulatory environment
  2. Understanding of the operations of Government administration and an interest and experience in policy development, legislative process, and regulation
  3. Proven ability to make lawful, high quality decisions and high quality advice in a complex regulatory environment
  4. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  5. Demonstrated communication skills
  6. An ability to work under pressure and prioritise workloads
  7. Understanding of the operations of Government administration and an interest and experience in policy development, legislative process, and regulation

Mandatory requirements:

  • Qualifications and experience in the field of engineering with a broad range of knowledge and understanding of the engineering profession including, but not limited to, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and fire safety.

What you need to apply

If this role is of interest and fits your skills, please apply by clicking the ‘Apply now' button.

If you have any specific questions regarding the role, please contact Jordan Olsen on

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter highlighting your relevant/lived experience

Other relevant information

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines. For details, please visit Appointments and Remuneration GuidelinesExternal Link

A Selection Panel will assess all applications and shortlist candidates for an interview.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and LGBTIQA+.

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond. We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQA+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less. If you identify as any of the aforementioned, we would welcome the opportunity to contact you and discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process. Sharing this information will help you access support should you need it and will also help us to better understand the impact of our work.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed.

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