Manager – Building Control

Whangarei Whangarei

28 April 2021
14 May 2021
Whangarei District Council

Whangarei is growing and our role as an organisation in servicing our community is becoming more complex and diverse. Are you a dynamic, innovative leader with a strong desire to make your professional mark in local government? If so, then Whangarei District Council is the place for you.

Our BCA Accredited Building Control Department is looking for a new Leader who will continue to guide us on our journey as we navigate the changing landscape.  Our new Leader will have proven experience in leading through change, a good grasp of developing constructive relationships in a regulatory environment and a strong strategic focus.

To be successful in this role you will need:
·       To be a motivational leader with excellent people and communication skills.
·       Expertise in leading teams that successfully negotiate the balance between achieving results and delivering great service to our customer.
·       An understanding of the complexities of working within a local government environment.
·       Proven understanding of legal processes, interpretation and application.
·       Good knowledge of the Building Accreditation Process and related legislative requirements.
·       Excellent project management skills with sound ability to find and implement innovative solutions to key  issues.

If you feel you have the required skills and experience and are keen to become an integral part of making things happen in the Whangarei District, then we would love to hear from you.

Whangarei is a great place to live and it keeps getting better. Whangarei is Northland's only city and is the largest commercial centre before a short drive down to Auckland. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

At Whangarei District Council we take our reputation as a lifestyle destination seriously and consider a range of flexible working and work/life balance options for those that want to work in a professional and progressive environment while still having the time to take advantage of everything our district offers.  

We provide a competitive salary, a supportive learning environment, full health insurance cover through Southern Cross, life insurance cover, flexible working arrangements, and the opportunity to work with a team initiating, building and operating innovative and challenging projects right across the district.

If you are ready to make a difference in the community we serve, to be challenged as a professional and to get more balance out of life, Apply Now.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the People and Capability team on (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.

To apply for this position, go to or click the apply now button.  

Applications close 5 pm Friday, 14 May 2021.

Rob Forlong

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

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