Senior Building Control Officer - Consents

Applications closing on 28 February 2021, 04:00 PM

 Permanent | Full time

  • Shape the future of Upper Hutt
  • Deliver tangible outcomes
  • Work as part of a dedicated team Our city is one of a kind.

Upper Hutt is recognised as a great place for families and for people who enjoy the best of the outdoors. The team at Upper Hutt City Council work together to enhance the quality of life in Upper Hutt by providing leadership, support and services to our community.

The Senior Building Control Officer (Consents) will play an important role in working with the Building Control Services Manager to ensure building consents are processed efficiently, and to a high standard whilst appropriately managing risk. The Senior Building Control Officer (Consents) will manage a caseload of building consent applications, including more complex applications, and will manage and allocate workloads on a day to day basis.

A key part of the role will be the management, mentoring and peer reviewing of work of more junior staff, the oversight of consenting processes to maintain appropriate standards of assessment, and the exercising of delegated powers to sign off some types of consents. These aspects of the role will be supported by appropriate training with a view to developing management and mentoring competencies as well as competency as a technical leader. The Senior Building Control Officer (Consents) will contribute to continuously improving the way in which the Department operates, and will foster good working relationships within Council, with applicants and the wider community.

The Senior Building Control Officer (Consents) will, nevertheless, have responsibilities across all aspects of building control including processing applications, building inspections, administration (including BCA accreditation requirements), responding to customer enquiries and interacting with other Council teams.

Working with the Upper Hutt City Council is a rewarding way to support the community, work with a great team, and develop your career. We do more than just pay you a salary, we have a range of great benefits to support you.

With 50% of the Wellington regions green space, boutique shopping, award winning Brewtown and quirky cafes all within walking distance, train station close by and free parking, Upper Hutt is a great choice for your next career move.

If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply online:

All applications must include a cover letter, CV and a completed online Upper Hutt City Council application form.

Applications close pm 4pm 28 February 2021.