Building Control Officer - Consents

Applications closing on 30 November 2021, 04:00 PM

PERMANENT | FULL TIME

With a rising housing market and continued growth, Upper Hutt City is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join our expanding Building Control Services team. We are very customer focused and require someone who is able to help our customers in enabling development in Upper Hutt whilst ensuring that building work meets legislative requirements and standards.

The Building Control Officer (Consents) will play an important role working within the Building Control Services team to ensure building applications are processed efficiently, and to a high standard. Primarily you will be responsible for processing building consent applications, ensuring compliance with Building Act/Building Code provisions and providing customers with advice and guidance for building related matters.

You will be responsible for maintaining accurate records and information databases in support of the Council’s continued status as an accredited Building Control Authority.

Ideally you will have:

  • A sound knowledge of the Building Act, Building Code and other relevant legislation as it relates to the building industry.
  • An appropriate qualification in building or a design related field that will be recognised by Regulation 18 of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006

    OR

    A relevant technical and/or trade qualification and be willing to work towards a Regulation 18 qualification;

  • An ability to confidently and clearly communicate technical issues and concepts;
  • Excellent customer service focus, including good listening skills;
  • Competent in MS suite of products, general computer use and the ability to adapt to new computer programs easily. The ability to use GoGet is an advantage.
  • Good administration and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads to meet statutory deadlines.
  • A current driver’s licence.

If you have a good level of building industry experience, are positive, committed and highly technically competent in all that you do, and you want to step up to a role that is both busy and rewarding, then you won’t get much better than our city and our team.

As a consents officer, you will experience a full and varied workload in a supportive and dynamic working environment.

What are you waiting for? Give Stephen Crabb – Senior Building Control Officer (Consents) a call on 04 5272 169 – we’d love to share our plans and our passion.

All applications must include a cover letter, CV and a completed Upper Hutt City Council application form (you can complete this online).

NOTE THAT YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE.