Work at QLDC

Building Control Officer - Processing

Otago - Queenstown

Are you looking to work in a progressive forward thinking organisation?  The most beautiful District in New Zealand is currently experiencing high growth; this growth offers career development opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and results-driven professionals like you.

The Organisation

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 450 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services.  With an annual operational budget of over $990m and a capital expenditure programme of $550m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.

Ready to raise the roof on your Building Control Officer career in Queenstown/Wanaka, and become one of our trusted difference-makers in New Zealand’s top 4 for highest-value building consents?    

The Roles:

The Role

The Building Control Officer – Processing is responsible for administering the requirements of the Building Act 2004, the Building Regulations and the New Zealand Building Code, in accordance with the QLDC Policies and Procedures.  You’ll have a focus on issuing building consents so that we ensure the quality of our residential and/or commercial buildings meet the requirements of our community and their occupiers.  Be a trusted difference-maker in our vibrant community and help us build our best practice – the right way and as part of a unique and technically-savvy Building Services Team driven to bring their best (and develop the rest), in the best place on earth.

About You

  • You will already be a Building Officer with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role, with residential or commercial processing experience
  • Possess or be working towards an appropriate NZ qualification relating to Building Controls, such as the NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
  • Eligible for membership of the Building Officials Institute of NZ (BOINZ)
  • Sound knowledge of building industry legislation and related New Zealand standards
  • Possess an eye for detail with the ability to contrast and collate information without becoming enmeshed in the detail
  • Conveys a professional and positive attitude, with a courteous and efficient manner
  • Highly motivated, achievement-oriented and innovative


The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities – with unprecedented growth comes unprecedented opportunities (learn more and do more as part of QLDC’s Building Services Team)
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidate.


For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit or feel free to contact Ken Burroughs – Team Leader – Building Consent Processing to discuss these exciting opportunities in confidence.


Applications now close Wednesday, 31 October 2018


The Location (Queenstown and Wanaka locations available)

Queenstown is nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is rated as one of the World’s top destinations. Queenstown is renowned for its four distinctive seasons which offer snow-capped mountains during the winter months for snowboarding and skiing, and long hot days which are perfect for mountain biking, food and wine tasting or walking along the many trails Queenstown has to offer during the summer months. Thrill seekers, families and food and wine connoisseurs will all find Queenstown Lakes District the perfect place to call home.

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