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Building Component and Systems Technical Specialist

Housing New Zealand Corporation
Job Category:
Community Services
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent full-time role
  • Based in our Auckland Greenlane Office
  • Join our Quality Homes Advisory team

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. It isn't just about getting a roof over people's heads - we also work closely with others to ensure our tenants have access to good support services.

Our Values - Kotahitanga - One Team

Housing New Zealand has important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • we trust, each other and share ownership
  • we care, about each other as people
  • everyone's contribution, matters
  • we are humble and genuine
  • we continually learn and innovate.

The role

Our vision is 'Building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders'. To help us achieve this we are currently recruiting for a Building Component and Systems Technical Specialist to join our Quality Homes Advisory team. In this role you will be responsible for developing the performance based components and systems standards and evaluating products and systems against these standards for use in both the construction of new and the maintenance of existing Housing New Zealand properties.

The Quality Homes Advisory team sets the design and maintenance Performance Requirements for both existing and new build Housing New Zealand homes, to ensure that our homes are safe, healthy, fit for purpose and sustainable for our customers. This role is pivotal in ensuring that our homes are built with products that will last, remain fit for purpose and are able to easily be maintained over the life of the asset.

What you'll need to bring:

  • A practical knowledge of the application of the Building Regulatory Framework
  • Ability to think analytically while maintaining a strategic focus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster good stakeholder relationships through consultation and partnership
  • Ability to work to tight timeframes and competing priorities
  • Experience in social housing or related property field
  • Demonstrated understanding of constructional methodology as it applies to both single and multi-storey buildings
  • Strong analytical and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements

What we offer

We offer five weeks annual leave for all new starters as well as a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

We provide a working environment with opportunities for self-development and new challenges. If you'd like to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of the lives of our tenants and giving something back to the community we would love to hear from you. To learn more about us and the work we do click here

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 45332GJO.

To see a copy of the position description and apply for the job, go to

To find out more about this opportunity please contact (the recruitment team via the HR Service Centre at

Applications close at 5.00pm on Thursday, 18 October 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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