Work at QLDC

Building Consent Checking Officer

Otago - Queenstown

The most beautiful District in New Zealand ~ Queenstown Lakes, is continuing to experience high growth; this growth offers exciting career development opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and results-driven professionals like you who want to create a life full of adventure and build a bright career future that few parts of the country, if any, can match.

The Organisation

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 500 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. With an annual operational budget of over $100m and a capital expenditure programme of $990m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.

The Location

The Queenstown Lakes region is experiencing a building boom, which has resulted in the QLDC Building Services team becoming one of the most active in New Zealand. Nowhere in New Zealand can rival the lifestyle and environment that Queenstown Lakes has to offer, so what’s stopping you?

The Role

The purpose of this position if to play a key role in the efficient processing of building consents by ensuring all consents are complete before why move forward to the processing officer.  Key tasks will include:

  • Consent checking
  • Taking email, phone and counter enquiries that are escalated by Building Support staff
  • Management and maintenance of technical publications, the standards library and technical guidance documentation

About You

  • Tertiary diploma qualification in a Building Control is desirable, NCEA level 3 qualification is a minimum
  • Experience working in a team environment and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Minimum two years' experience  in a building environment or administration role
  • Demonstrated planning and organisational skills with an excellent eye for detail and the ability to effectively multitask
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal

The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates


For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit or get in touch with Ken Burroughs - Team Leader - Building Control Processing to discuss this exciting opportunity in confidence. 

Job Description

Applications close: 03 Mar 2019