Western Bay of Plenty District Council

16 May 2024
26 May 2024
Paige Marshall

Come and make a difference with us

At Western Bay of Plenty District Council we believe our future belongs to the changemakers.  The chance-takers and wall breakers.

We believe we all have the power to do extraordinary things.  To make decisions that matter.

For our people. For our communities. For each other.

We're on a journey to become a District with strong and sustainable community partnerships, that embraces the diversity of the area and is bold in its vision for change.

At Western Bay we strongly believe in investing in, and empowering our people to achieve their goals and aspirations.  If you are interested in joining the Western Bay family, please apply today.

The opportunity

We're looking for a qualified and experienced Principal Building Control Officer to join our Building Act Compliance Team.

As a valued member of our team you'll use your knowledge and experience to provide high level technical, project management and guidance in relation to both the Building Control Authority (BCA) and Territorial Authority (TA) activities.

The role will require you to:

Administer a variety of building related territorial authority activities, that could include:

  • Serving notices to fix (NTF notices) where appropriate, for identified non-compliance issues.
  • Investigation of complaints and determining the need for action and compliance with relevant legislative requirements.
  • Initiating infringement and legal proceedings when required for non-compliance with the Building Act.

Undertaking Building Control Authority (BCA) functions where a more specialised and engaging approach is required. Some of these functions will include:

  • Assessment of historical (old) residential and commercial consents for the issuing of Code Compliance Certificates (CCC).
  • Carrying out investigations involving complex technical issues for weather tightness claims, MBIE determinations and all liability-related claims.

To set you up for success, you'll have

  • 5+ years experience in Building Control.
  • A qualification recognised under the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006.
  • An established competency assessed under the National Competency Assessment System (preferably both Residential and Commercial).
  • A thorough knowledge of the NZ Building Code and Building Act 2004.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • A proven ability to mentor and coach building control staff.
  • Adaptability to a constantly changing work environment.
  • Sound judgement that demonstrates fair and just outcomes.
  • A current driver's licence.

What we offer

  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Enhanced Parental leave policy for primary and secondary caregiver
  • A competitive employment package - including subsidised medical insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements and a pet friendly work environment
  • Sick leave on commencement of employment
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Access to wellbeing resources and workplace support
  • Assistance to relocate to the area
  • Free onsite parking

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Applications close 11.55pm Sunday, 26 May 2024.

For further information please call the People Team on 0800 926 732.

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

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