Compliance Specialist - Building

Invercargill City Council

7 September 2020
21 September 2020
Invercargill City Council

As part of the recently formed Customer and Environment Group, we have created a new Building Compliance focused team.

Our prosperous southern city is undergoing the biggest resurgence in its 166-year history. As the Compliance Specialist - Building, you'll provide leadership and guidance in the delivery of Council's statutory obligations and requirements as a Territorial Authority under the Building Act and all other associated statutes and standards required to achieve building compliance and the control of buildings within the city.

You'll have and be able to demonstrate:

  • Thorough working knowledge of both the 1991 and 2004 Building Acts as well as associated knowledge of the Resource Management Act and Local Government Act
  • A sound understanding of the 2017 Earthquake Prone Building (EPB) Legislation and the EPB methodology to identifying potentially Earthquake Prone Buildings
  • Knowledge of the 2016 Swimming pool Legislation and an awareness of the issues that TA's in New Zealand have recently faced when implementing the requirements of the legislation
  • Experience in dealing with conflict resolution and an understanding of how to achieve solutions that satisfy all parties as well as the legislative requirements
  • Leading investigations around matters of Building Compliance and working with other teams who may have shared interests in the issue at hand

This is an opportunity to help reach Council's strategic objectives at a time of transformation and development in the city. Your exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, will showcase your ability to liaise at all levels and across a wide audience.

This is not a role for the faint of heart but it is an incredible opportunity to sharpen your skills and knowledge around Building Compliance and at the same time make a difference to Invercargill.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or substantial experience in Building Compliance
  • A current technical competency under the NCAS system is not a pre-requisite, however, you should previously have held one no lower than C2 within the last 3 years
  • A good understanding of Local Government processes, functions and legislation.
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills, particularly for report writing
  • Proven ability to build relationships and credibility with a wide stakeholder group
  • Proven ability to coordinate and collate input from various sources, and the ability to synthesise complex technical information into ‘easy read' content
  • Demonstrated high-level project management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work

If you want to be part of this proactive and motivated new team, and you're looking for an opportunity where you will not only contribute to the improvement of our region but also make a real-life difference to the community, then apply today.

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

For more information please see the full job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

Please note, all applicants will need to have the right to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, only those who meet our criteria will be contacted.

To apply for this job go to:

Reference code 5197772.

Applications close 21 September 2020

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in NZ

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