Building Consents Competency/Technical Assessor

Auckland Council

4 March 2019
17 March 2019
Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

The Capability team is responsible for competency assessments and technical audits at an individual level and specialist functions such as LBP complaints, product assessments, maintenance of the producer statement register amongst other duties. The team predominately work within Regulation 5,10,11,13, 14,17 and 18.

There is an exciting opportunity for a Competency/Technical Assessor to assist in the implementation and ongoing development of the National Competency Assessment System (NCAS) programme for staff performing a technical function (Consents Processing, Inspections & CCC Certification) and ensure training needs are assessed and captured and work with the training team to identify programmes that are suitable to satisfy those needs.

Reporting to the Team Leader Assessment, we will look to you to actively contribute to setting and implementing the strategic direction for building consent and provide leadership in BCA staff competency assessment and staff training. Furthermore, we need you to proactively assist in a programme that seeks to improve technical competency of all BCA staff particularly with respect to building policy aspects associated with the NCAS, Building Act, Building Code, Bylaws, and NZ Building Standards. This role will provide you with the opportunity to maintain knowledge and ensure technical criteria for competency assessments are up-to-date and reflect what is happening in the industry.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Ideally, you will have significant experience in building related regulatory services (processing consent applications or Inspecting buildings, a relevant professional or tertiary qualification and/or considerable experience in a building regulatory related environment, and a full New Zealand driver’s license.

Your technical competencies include experience in assessing building consent applications preferably Residential 1 to Residential 3 & Commercial 1 to Commercial 3 or establishing compliance during construction as an inspector (Residential 1 to Residential 3 & Commercial 1 to Commercial 3), project management or experience in similar role within construction sector, sound process orientation, the ability to view the business as an integrated whole, rather than separate disciplines and apply this thinking to problem-solving and business improvement, computer literacy to enable effective production of reports, monitoring and statistical information and information access, high level of change engagement in the interests of ongoing improvements to the workplace and sound judgement and decision-making skills.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is evolving Auckland into a world class city and you can help make it happen. We have a number of benefits for you to enjoy including flexible working hours and you get to work with likeminded professionals working towards the same goal. This is an opportunity to develop and expand your skillset due to the magnitude of types of services we provide to the people of Auckland.

If you can demonstrate these qualities and this sounds like your next career move, tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply via the link. For more information you can also contact Jo Ballard (email:

Applications close Sunday 17 March.

Please note, the official title of this position is Technical Assessor or Competency Assessor.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.

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

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