Building Officer


Tihei mauri ora!

Nau mai, haere mai, tahuti mai ki Heretaunga!

Heretaunga haukūnui, Heretaunga ararau, Heretaunga haaro te kaahu, Heretaunga takoto noa!

Welcome to Heretaunga, the area renowned for its rich and fertile landscape that is sustained by its life-giving dews and waterways. Welcome to Heretaunga, whose beauty is observed by the sharp eye of the harrier hawk; a landscape rich in history and with an esteemed legacy of caring and providing for its inhabitants.

Taitara Mahi –Building Officer

Permanent full-time

Hastings District Council is seeking applications for a permanent full-time Building Officer to join their team in the Planning and Regulatory Group.

This role involves processing building consent applications and completing building inspections during the course of construction.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • An appropriate qualification in building or design, or a related field that will be recognized by Regulation 18 of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006, or is prepared to work towards an appropriate qualification

  • Technical competency under the national competency assessment criteria for Building Officers

  • Training and practical industry experience in construction, building design, building surveying or inspection

  • Ability to assess building/construction plans to ensure compliance with the New Zealand building code

  • Well-developed written and oral communication  skills, and advanced computer skills

  • An excellent customer service focus

Applicants that do not hold an appropriate qualification may be considered for this position on the basis that you will be prepared to enroll in a programme of study for an appropriate diploma level qualification. This will require you to be bonded to Hastings District Council for at least three years.

Situated in the heart of Ngāti Kahungunu, the Hastings district and Hawke’s Bay offer an enjoyable environment in which to live, work and play.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Are you keen to be a part of our journey? If so, please register and apply by uploading your CV and Cover Letter. 

Permanent Full Time

Job no: HIAL939356

Location: Hastings

Closing Date: Friday, 23 August 2019