Team Leader - Building Consents

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5442125

  • Seeking an opportunity to lead and influence the direction of a successful team?
  • Play a valuable role in achieving our Vision - Tasman Inspired: Whakangiha Te Tai o Aorere
  • Relocation assistance and flexible working options available

Tasman District Council is an accredited Building Consent Authority, responsible for processing around 1400 building consents annually. We have a busy work program over the next few years with continuing growth in the district, and this is a premium opportunity for an experienced individual to continue to shape and develop a team of nine Building Consents staff.

This is a senior technical specialist position, however, you will also need to demonstrate your capabilities as a positive and supportive leader. Your ability to coach and develop others with varying levels of experience is vitally important. This is a productive processing team that last year was recognised as the leading BCA in NZ for their collective outcome in their first year's Regulation 18 Diploma - Building Surveying.

You'll bring to the role a robust knowledge and understanding of relevant building legislation and trends, well-honed communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to develop high-performing teams. You will also have a strong focus on delivering exceptional customer service to our ratepayers and other stakeholders.

In return, you get a great team to work with, ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, a day off for your birthday, flexible working options including remote working and a 9-day fortnight, assistance with relocation costs, and a benefits package to suit your preferences. The total remuneration package for this role is $94,000-104,000.

With lots still to achieve, you will be highly influential in setting the future direction of the consent processing team, and in doing so combining a lifestyle that others will envy, with a challenging and rewarding career. Apply now!

Applications Close: 02 May 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.