Principal Building Officer

Tauranga City Council

7 February 2019
16 February 2019
Tauranga City Council


Tauranga is on a journey to become a talented and innovative city full of opportunity, a city with heart and soul; and a city of great spaces, places and environments. Home to top class restaurants and bars, excellent beaches, high quality schools and an enviable range of events all complemented by abundant sunshine and a great community.

Our Building Services team is part of the Community and Environmental Services department here at the Tauranga City Council, and is responsible for ensuring the safety of people living and working in buildings!

We are looking for a self-driven Principal Building Officer to join our team! A senior position, this role is responsible for providing technical support and project management services to large or complex building consent projects. An outward facing role, the ideal person will have the passion, commitment and interpersonal skills to positively engage with our customers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level technical expertise and training to the Building Services Department including developing systems improvements.
  • Provide technical expert advice and training to the Environmental services team!
  • Mentor, guide and advise colleagues to support their development
  • Provide technical support and project management services to large or complex BC projects
  • Coordinate building issues towards gaining a resolution
  • Audit Building Services functions while facilitating the necessary efficiencies
  • Coordinate weather-tightness issues and provide technical advice
  • Process and/or Inspect complex building consent applications

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Ideally 10 years' experience in the building industry
  • Ideally 3 years' experience in a NZ Building Consent Authority
  • Sound legislation of the relevant building legislation
  • A Trade certificate in Carpentry, Advanced Carpentry, or another relevant certification
  • Minimum BCA Regulation 18 qualification or appropriate international qualification recognized by NZQA
  • Competent in Residential 1, 2, and 3 and/or Commercial 1 and 2 building projects
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Customer-focused approach
  • Current full drivers licence

This is a great opportunity for someone who is experienced and passionate about the Building Industry! If you think you have the right skills and experience for the role, and want to join a friendly, collaborative and dynamic team, then we would love to hear from you.

To read the position description, please click Apply to be directed to our Careers Page.
Applications close 11:55pm on Sunday 17 February 2019.

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

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