Building Technical Officer - Processing

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5339912

This is an integral role within our Building Assurance team, responsible for assessment and processing of building consent applications, ensuring that building consent processes meet New Zealand's Building Code so our communities' buildings are safe, healthy and durable.

We understand that the building consents process can be complicated so you'll often be required to seek input from other areas of council such as planning, engineering services and natural hazards teams while also dealing with related building consent enquiries from our customers. You will ideally possess a sound working knowledge of relevant building statutes, regulations and standards…or as a minimum will already be working in the wider building industry with a keenness to pursue a new career opportunity.

You will also be someone who is committed to quality customer service, a team player with strong communication skills, able to confidently provide technical building advice as a Duty Building Officer. These attributes will be complemented with a high degree of digital literacy and attention to detail. If you are excited by learning, we can also offer extensive professional building competency training.

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a performance and values-based organisation that invests in the development of its people and provides a great team environment where you can also contribute to the future prosperity of the Tasman Region, offering outstanding lifestyle options with easy access to sporting and leisure pursuits, stunning beaches and a rich food, wine and arts culture.

Applications Close: 04 Feb 2021

Other career opportunities

Summer students

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

This year we have vacancies in Engineering Services, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.