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Building Control Officers - Inspections and Consents

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 5647880

The Whangarei District is growing as more and more people recognise the ability to continue working as a professional in their field while also being able to gain more balance in life to enjoy the things that mean most to us.

The growth of the district is keeping our Accredited Building Control Team extremely busy and with no end in sight we need two Building Control Officers to join us and support our community to achieve their dreams. We have two roles available as below, when applying please indicate in your cover letter if you have a preference of which position you are interested in.

  • Building Inspections

In this role, the focus is on assessing onsite construction against approved building consent documents.

  • Building Consents

In this role, the focus is on assessing building consent applications and plans against the Building Act 2004 and NZ Building Code.

If you have experience or a strong interest in working within a building control environment preferably within a local authority, and are keen to work in this busy, diverse and professional team then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

With strong development in our district, a supportive and positive working environment and an organisation which values its customers and its people, there has never been a better time to make the move to Whangarei.

To be successful in this role you should:

  • have a current working knowledge of the Building Act 2004 and the NZ Building Code;
  • be qualified in (or working towards) a relevant course of tertiary study for Building Control Officers;
  • ability to read, comprehend and interpret plans and specifications;
  • be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in the use of technology;
  • be able to adapt quickly to challenges thrown your way;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills;
  • have the ability to relate well to others and understand customer needs; and
  • have a desire to be part of a progressive, hardworking and fun team.

Whangarei is a great place to live and it keeps getting better. Whangarei is Northland's only city and is the largest commercial centre before a short drive down to Auckland. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

At Whangarei District Council we take our reputation as a lifestyle destination seriously and consider a range of flexible working and work/life balance options for those that want to work in a professional and progressive environment while still having the time to take advantage of everything our district offers.

We provide a competitive salary, a supportive learning environment, full health insurance cover through Southern Cross, life insurance cover, flexible working arrangements, and the opportunity to work with a team initiating, building and operating innovative and challenging projects right across the district.

If you are ready to make a difference in the community we serve, to be challenged as a professional and to get more balance out of life, Apply Now.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the People and Capability team on (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.

Applications Close: 08 Oct 2021