Manager Building


24 January 2020
23 February 2020
Nelson City Council

• People leadership
• Technical building knowledge
• Relationship management

This people and process focused role is your opportunity to make a difference to the development of Nelson. Our team of 25 undertake the full range of work under our Building Consent Authority and Territorial Authority regulatory functions. Our team of diverse specialists cover building inspections, consents, earthquake-prone buildings, building compliance and quality assurance.

To successfully lead the Building Unit team you will have a mix of people leadership skills plus technical building construction and/or inspections expertise. We take a practical and positive approach to our regulatory work and this, combined with your relationship management expertise, judgement and foresight, will ensure that potential risks are highlighted and liabilities or issues are averted. Key pieces of work include supporting and embedding new technologies and best practise for continuous service improvement, and maintenance of our IANZ accreditation.

In return, you will be well supported by 3 Team Leaders, our experienced building professionals and very capable administration team, plus you’ll have a great bunch of people to develop, coach or mentor. You will also have collegial support from your in-house peers in the Environmental Management Group, as well as externally, through the South Island network.

It’s a diverse and challenging role, which will suit someone with experience of the building control or construction industries (e.g. building surveying). Local government experience is also preferred.

“Working together to make Nelson an even better place.”

Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people who love this beautiful city of ours. It’s an exciting time to live, work and play in Nelson, as the city continues to grow and thrive. We have amazing weather and a gorgeous natural environment to play in, and our city always has something going on. From major events or just a general buzz in town, it’s a great place for all ages.

To view the job description and apply, please visit

Applications close: midnight Sunday 23 February 2020.

For more information about the role, please contact: Clare Barton, Group Manager Environmental Management, 027 836 4469.


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

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