Building Surveyor

Date: 10 Nov 2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Opportunity to help build a better future for Auckland
  • Outstanding career and development opportunities
  • Friendly, collaborative work environment


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
With a rising housing market and the forecast projection of a large growth period in residential and commercial construction in Auckland, we are looking to recruit from a wider market than our traditional sources within New Zealand. 


We are in the market for experienced professionals from the building industry to fill a Building Surveyor – BWOF role within our Building Inspection team. Our team is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, servicing the largest single city population in New Zealand.  With over 600 staff across the region, and growing, we can confidently say there are always excellent career opportunities in our team.

You will be responsible for undertaking Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) audits of commercial properties, building inspections throughout the Auckland region and ensure that compliance with the relevant legislative and safety requirements are met. You will travel around the region and have the autonomy to make decisions and the support needed to follow through so that it is easy for our customers to do business with us.  You will support clients from all sectors of the development community including builders, homeowners, architects, IQP’s and developers so that they have the right guidance and advice on building in a compliant manner.


Click here to access the Position Description.



He kōrero mōu: About you 
As a seasoned Building Surveyor – BWOF, this is your opportunity to progress your career with the Building Consents department where you will promote a safe, healthy, and sustainable built environment across the Auckland region.

We're seeking candidates with a New Zealand Trade Certificate or equivalent in a related building industry discipline, coupled with proven experience in building, surveying, or inspection. Essential skills include excellent verbal and written communication, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, conflict resolution abilities, and acute decision-making skills. A clean driving license are also prerequisite for this role.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 
Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.6 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a city we are proud of for our ratepayers and residents.


In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and be a part of a friendly and collaborative team that is dedicated to our customers. You will receive dedicated training and development so that you become a professional expert in building compliance. On top of this, as part of our Auckland Council Group, you will gain access to many benefits and discounts. Click link to find out more about our employee benefits package.


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


So, if you are looking for a new professional challenge and are ready to take the next step in your career, apply now with your cover letter and CV!

Please note this role is deemed safety-sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug & alcohol test. 


Applications close: Sunday 14 January 2024.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.