Construction Observer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Construction
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 04-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1453450
  • Job Title: Construction Observer
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent OR Contractor – 12 months with extension opportunities
  • Hit the road and get out and about across multiple sites! 

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

Capital Works is a team within the EIS, which has been established to manage rebuilding, remodeling and development of new schools across New Zealand undertaking approximately 3,000 projects a year, a combination of Ministry and School led projects costing at least $800m per annum.

About the role

The Construction Observer is responsible for determining whether construction on a range of the Ministry’s Capital Works projects have been completed according to the specified construction documents and reporting findings.

Key role responsibilities include:

  • Risk identification, recording and mitigation
  • Problem solving and collaboration with the local and national team
  • Internal and external stakeholder engagement and management.

Please note that there is further information in the attached Job Description.

About you:

With significant construction experience under your belt, you will be well versed with the ins and outs of the New Zealand Building Code and comfortable applying it to your day to day.  

You thrive in a busy environment, managing multiple shareholders – leveraging your background of working with design and construction teams.  You are skilled at using relationships to achieve the best outcome for all stakeholders involved.

Your strong technical knowledge and the ability to identify potential issues, along with appropriate mitigation methods will see you thrive in this role!

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight – Sunday 15 March 2020.