Senior Building Control Officer

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1 May 2019
24 May 2019
$75,000 ~ $95,000
Invercargill City Council


Invercargill City Council are looking to expand their busy Building Control Team with the addition of an experienced Senior Building Control Officer or experienced Building Control Officer looking to progress to this role. It is an exciting time for us as our region is experiencing high growth which offers an array of opportunities for motivated and experienced senior building control professionals or those looking to take the next step up.

We are looking for someone who technically has achieved up to Residential 2 and Commercial 2 competency while proving a high level of customer service. You would also be able to undertake a full range of building consent functions to support the team.

This exciting role involves responsibility for advising and assisting clients on building consent matters and being available to assist your team through your experience and knowledge, and be involved with the ongoing training and mentoring of other building services staff.

The opportunity exists for the Senior Building Control Officer to work on a regular rostered basis between consent processing, inspections and responding to customer requests for service and information. It is an opportunity to become proficient in all of these areas.


To be considered for this role you will:

  • Be looking to take the next step up in your career as a Senior Building Control Officer, with at least 5 years experience as a Building Control Officer.
  • Demonstrate experience in a wide range of building control functions; including processing building consent applications and undertaking inspections out in the field.
  • You will hold significant experience in processing and inspecting complex building projects.
  • Possess a good level of current technical building knowledge and current competency assessment, up to R2 and C2.
  • Have a strong knowledge of the NZ Building Act 2004, Building Code, BCA Accreditation Regulations and other relevant legislation.
  • Be a good communicator who can build and maintain relationships. You'll use your knowledge and experience to engage with customers and provide consistent and high level technical advice. Your ability to make sound decision and your working knowledge of the Building Act and NZ Building Code will be crucial in this role.
  • Hold a complying qualification for building control surveying under BCA Accreditation Regulation 18.


At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our compass 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.

It's a privilege to work in the region we do, where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and the endless recreational activities we have to offer. As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work life balance.

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

This vacancy closes on Friday 24 May 2019

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

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