Pipeline inspector jobs: ‘Not for me’

Posted July 25, 2018 06:19:16A pipeline inspector has left the Government’s job after complaining about poor performance and underpayment of wages.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has received complaints about the inspector’s performance and pay, which were not adequately disclosed.

The inspector has been with the Department of Infrastructure, Communities and Regional Development (DICT) since 2014, but is now retiring.

The former employee, who has not been named, told the ABC the inspector was not qualified to perform the job.

“He was in his mid-40s and he had no relevant experience in pipeline management,” she said.

“The fact he had worked on a number of projects was just not appropriate.”

The Inspector has been the subject of a number similar complaints.

The DICT is investigating claims of the Inspector not being adequately qualified to undertake his duties.

“The Inspector’s pay has not gone up at all,” Mr Hickey said.

Mr Hickey, who was formerly the Deputy Inspector-General of the Infrastructure, Regional Development and Transport portfolio, said the Inspector had also not been paid his overtime, and had not been offered a contract extension.

“That’s not good enough,” he said.

The Inspector is the third in the past 12 months to quit.

The department said it was investigating the claims of poor performance.”ICAC is currently conducting a review of all matters that have been raised by the Inspector,” a spokesperson said.

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