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Principal Advisor Regulatory Risk

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Are you a Risk Expert looking for a new challenge?
  • Senior thought leadership role focused on the development of regulatory risk frameworks
  • Make your mark and help shape policy that has an impact on all New Zealanders


About the branch

The Building System Performance Branch (BSP) at MBIE is the Government's building system regulator and we want to be world-leading.  Ensuring that the building regulatory system supports New Zealand's social and economic aspirations is a large undertaking, but at MBIE challenges are what drive us. It's a place where you're encouraged and empowered to seize opportunities to make things better and to enhance the system


About this opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a risk expert to join our Building Performance and Engineering (BPE) team as the Principle Advisor, Regulatory Risk. This is a new position is one that will play a senior leadership role in embedding risk frameworks and practices across the branch.

What would you be doing as Principle Advisor Regulatory Risk?

  • Providing expert technical analysis and strategic advice on regulatory risk
  • Building a narrative to support risk thinking in the building regulatory system
  • Developing and implement frameworks for considering this risk from a regulatory perspective
  • Embedding risk methodology and measurements for the team and wider branch when they are considering building code and system changes
  • Mentoring and coaching staff within the branch on risk management principles, concepts and practices


Skills and experience required 

So what skills and experience will you need to make this role a success?

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of risk frameworks preferably in a regulatory environment
  • Proven experience working on technically complex projects
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with experience working collaboratively across groups or functions
  • Excellent communication skills that allow you to communicate and engage effectively with a wide variety of audiences  
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant technical discipline relating to Risk 


If this sounds like you and you want be part of a team which helps shape policy in a sector responsible for 6% of the country's GDP and that employs over 250,000 people, then apply today.


To apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website (

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Peter van de Merwe at quoting reference MBIE/1329609 with further questions.

Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 2nd of May 2018.




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