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Senior Advisor Building System Assurance

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Join a growing, energetic and passionate team
  • Be part of solving some of the complex and longstanding issues that face New Zealand's building sector
  • 12 month Fixed Term/Secondment opportunity - flexible work conditions available 

Play your part in shaping one of New Zealand's major sectors that employs 250,000 workers and is set to contribute more than $41 billion to New Zealand's economy by 2023. 

We are the stewards and the central regulator of New Zealand's building system. Our role is to work with sector stakeholders to deliver fit-for-purpose, future focussed building regulation that protects people's safety and property, promotes sustainability and strengthens the performance of the building industry.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager Building System Assurance in Market Services, you will work alongside a highly engaged and capable team of advisors and technical specialists to support the functions of the Building System Assurance team.  No day will be the same – from assisting with the implementation of the proposed building law reform; monitoring the performance of building consent authorities and territorial authorities; to helping to develop the building product assurance system.

This is a unique opportunity to grow your knowledge and experience in this complex and challenging building sector.

Skills and experience for the role

  • Experience in applying the Building Act and associated Regulations
  • Knowledge and experience with regulatory process
  • Proven skills and experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Able to articulate key points/messages in written format and verbally to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • An ability to understand, use and explain the building regulatory framework is ideal

If you're able to effectively influence others and work collaboratively, then you'll enjoy this environment.  We all share a passion for improving the building system – not just for us but for all New Zealanders!

Come work with smart and driven people that want to make a difference

MBIE is an incredibly diverse organisation, employing more than 4,000 people across a range of roles. We share a commitment to growing New Zealand for all.  We create opportunities for our people to gain experience in different parts of our organisation.  We are committed to providing more contemporary, flexible ways of working so our people can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work. 

This position can be fixed term or undertaken on a secondment basis.  We are also open to having the position located in Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland.  When applying please state your location preference in your cover letter.

Click on the APPLY button below in order to start the online application process. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.  We welcome your questions and enquiries - to discuss please contact Marg by email quoting ref MBIE/1402809.

Applications close on Tuesday 25 June 2019

To be eligible to apply you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand. 


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