Building Inspections Team Leader

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/50187GJO
  • Job Title: Building Inspections Team Leader
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  • Summary:
  • Lead a new team of Inspection professionals
  • Newly established, independent Building Consent Authority
  • Annual salary of $132,150 plus five weeks’ annual leave and a suite of insurances

Te Tākinatanga – Our story

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services; as well as improving the wellbeing of current and future generations. We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.

Ko tā mātou mahi – Our role

Our vision is ‘Building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders’. To help us achieve this we are currently recruiting for a Building Inspections Team Leader to join our recently formed National Building Consent Authority. Reporting to the Building Inspections Manager you’ll be a key contributor to leadership of the BCA.

You’ll provide leadership to the Inspections team and ensure consistent quality of inspections and related activity. This will mean the right processes are in place and being followed, staff are appropriately allocated work within their competency, and have the right support and training.

You’ll ensure work volumes are managed successfully through effective work allocation and workload forecasting, augmented by judicious coaching and mentoring, and where necessary, outsourcing to approved consultants.

The role needs people leadership skills, and significant technical building construction and / or inspections knowledge / expertise. A practical and positive approach, combined with relationship management and influencing expertise, is needed to create a high performing inspections environment where quality is the continued focus.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • A relevant building and/or design qualification or experience to achieve required NZ Building Act 2006 Regulation 18
  • 5 – 10 years of experience in a construction management or building regulatory role
  • 2 – 5 years experience of building inspections in a construction management or building regulatory role
  • Excellent building technical knowledge, application and awareness
  • Strong legislative knowledge, application and understanding (including revoked legislation)
  • Good report writing skills and the ability to articulate and analyse the issues
  • An ability to achieve customer service excellence in a regulatory environment

Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks’ annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Kotahitanga – One team

We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • Te Ngakau – We trust, each other and share ownership
  • Te Atawhai – We care, about each other as people
  • Te Koha – Everyone’s contribution, matters
  • Te Māhaki – We are humble and genuine
  • Te Ako Tonu – We continually learn and innovate

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Friday, 22 November 2019.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 50187GJO.