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Team Leader Building Inspections

Otago - Queenstown

The Queenstown Lakes District Council continues to be one of the fastest growing districts in New Zealand. Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 350 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 $550m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to provide effective leadership, mentoring, coaching, and management of the Building Inspections Team. You will be responsible for ensuring an effective, efficient and timely delivery of building inspection services.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Leadership – you will have an appropriate technical knowledge of the Building Act, regulations and Building Code and be the ‘go to’ person for the team
  • Operational Management – you will keep an active oversight of all building consent applications that are being process by the team and ensure that all territorial Authority and Building Consent Authority accreditation requirements are met
  • Technical Management – you will establish and coordinate systems to manage and oversee the workloads of the team along with a focus on improving the quality and efficiency of outputs

The Candidate

This role requires someone with

  • Relevant professional experience (minimum 8 years) or a tertiary diploma (level 6) in a building regulatory related environment
  • A current New Zealand driver’s license
  • Experience leading a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical and applied knowledge of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, Building Act, NZ Building Code, litigation and enforcement processes, Local Government Act and any other act that may be relevant to this role and function.

In return the successful candidate will receive;

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Great training and development opportunities


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Job Description

Applications close: 14 Feb 2018