Building Technical Officer - Inspections

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5429675

  • Build your career with this full time role
  • Broad mix of field and office work
  • Extensive training offered

Our Building Assurance team put their energy into providing peace of mind to our customers through the delivery of quality building consent processing and inspection services.

This is a hands-on role with a broad mix of field and office work. You will be primarily responsible for liaising with builders and consent holders to ensure that residential and commercial building inspections meet the requirements of the Building Act 2004. You will also be strong on process, pragmatism, and reliability, being able to accurately record inspection information on digital devices and taking appropriate enforcement action, or resolving issues as they arise.

You'll display a strong customer service philosophy and organized approach to your work, ensuring our statutory building timeframes are met. We are a progressive learning organization with a focus on developing staff, so we're looking for someone who will thrive on new opportunities, have a positive outlook, and a can-do attitude within a constantly changing regulatory building environment.

You may come to us with practical experience and a good working knowledge of the building industry and/or have qualifications in building surveying, construction or similar. The ability to interpret and apply a wide range of building statutes and regulations would be advantageous, but we are also happy to train someone with the right attributes. If you are motivated, self-driven, and willing to go the extra mile to build a successful career with us, we are keen to hear from you!

Applications Close: 19 Apr 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.

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