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Senior Building Control Officer

Permanent Full-time

Invercargill, New Zealand

Reference: 5515304

It's an exciting time to be in Invercargill and a privilege to work in this region.

You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and the endless recreational activities we have to offer with Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlin's on our doorstep. As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work/life balance and with direct flights to Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington the rest of the world is also within easy reach.

We are seeking an experienced, driven and motivated individual to join our busy Planning and Building Services team on a permanent full-time basis.

As a Senior Building Control Officer you will hit the ground running ensuring building inspections and related work are undertaken efficiently and to a high standard whilst appropriately managing risk. Building strong working relationships will be a breeze with your exceptional communication skills being put to good use when dealing with contractors, the public and Council clients.

You will assist the Team Leader - Building Services in mentoring and monitoring staff performance and development, ensuring Council is efficiently and appropriately meeting its obligations under the Building Act and other relevant legislation. You will have excellent technical knowledge and be experienced in processing and inspecting building consents to Res 1, 2 and 3 and Com 1, 2 and 3 and have the ability to deal with associated building control functions whilst ensuring policy and procedure is followed to a high standard.

The successful applicant will hold a Regulation 18 qualification, have a minimum of five years demonstrated experience as a Building Control Officer with a sound understanding of the Building Act 2004, New Zealand Building code and any other relevant legislation. Though not essential, a trade qualification in carpentry or related field will be looked at favourably.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you will not only contribute to the improvement of our region but also make a real-life difference to the community, then apply today.

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our 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.

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

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With the current border and quarantine restrictions in place, successful applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, first priority will be given to those applicants who are currently residing in New Zealand.

Applications Close: 27 Jun 2021