Building Control Co-ordinator

Listed 11 days Ago
Southland District Council

About Council

With 11% of the total land area of New Zealand, including Fiordland National Park and Stewart Island, The Southland District Council has the largest land area to manage of any territorial authority. Council not only encompasses the management and improvement of physical assets such as roads, bridges, water supply, cemeteries and parks but also the Southland communities' social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing. 

Our 200+ staff are diverse in their backgrounds, skillset and location, spread across three Invercargill offices (Forth Street, 20 and 42 Don Street) and seven area offices situated at Riverton, Otautau, Te Anau, Winton, Oban, Lumsden and Wyndham. 

Southland District Council offers scope for a rewarding and interesting career in local government under excellent working conditions, in a part of the country which is ideally suited to family life and the pursuit of a wide variety of activities.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a technical administrator to join our building solutions team. The building control coordinator provides administrative and processing support to our building control team, is the first point of contact for our customers and provides excellent customer service that ensures we meet our statutory requirements under the Building Act 2004. 

Your responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • answer queries and provide information on building control to internal and external stakeholders
  • with the support of the wider team, ensure advice provided, processing timeframes, and building documentation meets the quality and regulatory standards sets by the Building Act 2004 
  • manage the inspection schedule to enable best use of resources and seamless customer service delivery
  • allocate and monitor work sent to external contractors for quality and timeliness
  • prepare and provide quality building documentation and reports 

To be successful in this role you will:

  • be passionate about your personal professional development and eager to gain technical knowledge of the Building Act 2004 
  • possess excellent relationship management skills and be customer centric, with a passion for continuously improving how we deliver customer service 
  • possess drive, high attention to detail and organisational skills
  • be confident, solutions focused and resilient – we’re looking for an assertive problem solver who enjoys a challenge. 

What’s in it for you? 

This role offers plenty of variety and challenges, our building control coordinators are not pigeon holed into repetitive tasks – you will be involved in everything from vetting and lodging applications, invoicing and rostering and working with a wide array of customers. You’ll do all this alongside a supportive team who enjoy a good laugh. 

We offer a unique opportunity to develop your career in the building industry. We have supported many of our team to achieve reg 18 qualifications and go on to become senior building control officers.

We recognise that staff are our most valuable asset. We believe in supporting them in their training and development, having competitive remuneration packages which are benchmarked against market rates, and an environment which enables personal growth. 

We’re also a flexible workplace that believes in work/life balance. We offer flexible and hybrid working models. 

If you’re up for the challenge then please follow the link to download a job description and apply online today. 

Applications will be processed as they are received, don’t delay – apply today!