Building Officer - Compliance

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5383229

Based in Richmond in the heart of the Tasman region you'll be a valuable part of our Building Assurance Team. This is a hands-on role responsible for conducting timely building compliance inspections and taking appropriate actions where non-compliance issues are identified under the Building Act. You will also carry out building warrant of fitness inspections and work with commercial owners to ensure building safety systems are maintained.

While candidates with practical experience in the regulatory or investigative field of compliance are preferred, if you are from a trade/building background, technically minded with strong communication and negotiation skills, and a pragmatic approach we would like to hear from you. You'll be someone who won't shy away from challenges, exhibiting high levels of resilience under challenging conditions at times. You will be a solid and supportive team player, but also entirely comfortable working autonomously. A good working knowledge of the Building Act and construction experience under the NZ Building Code is a minimum requirement for this role.

If the opportunity for ongoing learning and development excites you, we provide extensive training to enhance your knowledge and technical expertise, while there are also opportunities to attain complementary professional building competencies.

Tasman is a vibrant region, offering an exceptional climate with plentiful opportunities for sport, recreation and relaxation. 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. Apply now!

Applications Close: 14 Mar 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.

We typically 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.