Building Control Manager

Kaipara District Council

8 October 2021
31 October 2021
Kaipara District Council
  • Are you an experienced Building Control Manager looking for a new challenge?
  • Or a highly experienced and capable Team Leader looking for an opportunity to step into the Building Management level?
  • Do you want to live in an amazing location, lead a team that's passionate about what they do and make a real and positive difference?

About Kaipara District Council (KDC)

We are in the business of creating a thriving community where people love to live, work and play. We offer an enviable lifestyle in a beautiful environment where rural charm meets coastal chic. Northland's renowned white sandy beaches, extensive native forests, rolling green pastures and laid back lifestyle make this an amazing place to live and work.

The Kaipara District is one of the fastest-growing districts in the North Island and we have a number of exciting projects, developments and initiatives on the go.

About the role

In this role, you will lead the building team in the effective and efficient delivery of quality consenting, inspecting, compliance and certifying services. The building team includes about 17 people, and your direct reports will include two Building Compliance Officers, the Building Services Team Leader, the Building Technical Support Team Leader and the Principal Building Lead. You will promote the building team as innovative, forward-thinking, performance-driven, and customer focussed, and you will inspire and motivate them during a period of rapid growth and change.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Drive high team performance through strategically planned training and development programmes
  • Provide information towards the Long Term Plan, Annual Plan and Organisational Performance Reporting Structure
  • Providing supportive leadership, coaching and mentoring to the building team
  • Ensure that Council maintains its accredited BCA status
  • Ensure that policies and processes included in the BCA Manual for consenting, inspecting and certifying building work continue to be developed, maintained, documented and adhered to
  • Carry out, supervise and ensure internal technical audits, quality system audits and other quality-related functions are completed as required and to a high standard
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislative, statutory and procedural timeframes in respect of consenting, inspecting and certifying building work

To be successful you will bring:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification as defined by Building Regulations 2006 clause 18 (e.g. NZCE, NZ Certificate in Building)
  • Sound understanding and practical knowledge of current NZ Building Regulatory environment including the NZ Building Act 2004, NZ Building code
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a management position at a minimum level of Team Leader
  • Experience in regular contact with customers and working with a broad range of community and professional people
  • Current New Zealand driver's licence
  • Preference will be given to those with significant local government experience

What's on offer to you?

Apart from our gorgeous location, we offer flexible working options, a great work-life balance and a competitive salary package. You will lead a great team and have an opportunity to put all of your skills to work. We offer an extensive selection of professional development, including leadership development. You will be lead and supported by an inspiring executive team and be part of an organisation in the midst of positive transformation and change.

If this sounds good, don't delay - apply now to join our Cool Little Council! Please refer to the job description for more information, or contact Marie-Christine Hardy, People and Capability Advisor at if you have any questions.

To view the job description and apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5679869. Applications close 31 October 2021

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

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