The role

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Building Control Officer - Processing

Whakatane, New Zealand

Reference: 5941370

Ko wai mātau | About us

The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it's important to stop and play too. Being one of the sunniest places we're always out and about making the most of the best beach in New Zealand, doing tricks at the coolest skatepark, taking the little ones to one of our great playgrounds or simply enjoying our amazing scenery in our safe and relaxed community. If you want to escape the big city traffic you're welcome to work from home but there's no traffic in Whakatāne so you're free to pop in to the office if you fancy a break from the house.

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

In this role you'll deliver high quality technical advice on all aspects of the building consent process to ensure alignment of the Building Act 2004. You will be competent in residential processing and if you have commercial processing experience too that would be fantastic. We are an AlphaOne user for processing, inspections and certification and knowledge of this would be an advantage however we are always learning and improving at WDC so be prepared to keep learning on your journey with us.

We keep our communities informed and using your great communications skills you'll provide information and advice to customers relating to building consent applications. We trust and support each other so we trust you to undertake research and work with minimum supervision, knowing when something significant needs to be escalated you'll do just that.

Ko wai koe | About you

You'll be joining a team that envisions being better together, so you'll be a team player that upholds the values that a bunch of staff developed together (see below). You'll hold an NZ Diploma in Building Control Surveying or a similar related building qualification. You'll be experienced in consenting, inspections, or compliance (or a combination) and relevant experience in the building industry. Previous recent local government experience is a plus.

We know a flexible working environment is important, so we value a good work life balance that supports us all to succeed at home and at work. While our offices are based in Whakatāne this role brings the ability to work from home anywhere around New Zealand or join our hybrid way of working with some days in the office and others from home.

You'll get access to a range of staff benefits including five weeks' annual leave, flexible working arrangements, discounted gym membership and free-swimming pool access. You'll never be more than half an hour away from rivers, lakes, forests, beaches and great walks - most are just on your doorstep. We love this place, and you will too.

Our values

  • We're always learning and improving - Toitū te Taumata
  • We're passionate and proud - Toitū te Mauri Ora
  • We work as one team - Toitū te Mahi Tahi
  • We put people at the heart of everything we do - Toitū te Tangata
  • We care about our environment - Toitū te Taiao

Applications Close: 30 Jun 2022


  • About Us – He kupu mō mātau

    We aim to deliver outstanding services so that present and future generations can continue to enjoy our sensational lifestyle and superb, natural environment.

  • Discover the benefits – Whāia ngā hua

    What’s in it for you? Read more about how we value our staff, and the cherries on top.

  • Get In Touch – Whakapāngia mai

    If you need any questions answered, please feel free to send us an email. We’d be more than happy to help!