Competency Assessor

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • #Hybrid working environment
  • Exciting career opportunity – excellent training provided
  • Rewarding work complexity and variety
  • Any proven Commercial 1-3 experience would be highly favoured.


Auckland Council’s Building Consents department is built on the promise of ensuring its communities have a safe space to live and work. We have a strong focus on customer service whilst providing high quality compliance assessments of building designs for a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The size and scope of this role is rare, and if you are someone who loves a challenge and working on a large-scale piece of work across a complex organisation, this could be what you’re looking for.

We provide our customers with timely and accurate building and development related information as well as advice and consents. We ensure building consent applications submitted are compliant with the performance requirements of the New Zealand Building Code, the Building Act and other relevant legislation before the consents are issued. Case management of customer's applications and assisting in increasing customer understanding of regulatory controls is a key attribute of our department.


We offer stability, flexibility, and mobility aka job satisfaction!!


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
We are seeking interest for experienced professionals from the building industry to join our Capability team responsible for Auckland Council’s Building Consent Authority competency assessments, technical audits, and specialist functions such as the development of technical training material,  and Licensed Building Practitioner complaints, amongst other duties. The team predominately works within the Building Act 2004 and the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006 framework. 


Reporting to the Team Leader Assessment, we will look to you to actively provide leadership in the development of our staff through performing competency assessments, technical audits, and staff training. This role will provide you with the opportunity to ensure staff are maintaining knowledge and expertise and to ensure the technical criteria for competency assessments are met and reflect what is happening in the industry.

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He kōrero mōu: About you
You will have significant experience in building-related regulatory services (processing consent applications or inspecting buildings), have good process orientation with an ability to apply sound judgment and decision-making skills to promote continued business improvement and Computer literacy skills will be visible through the production of reports, monitoring and reviewing of statistical information, and research of applications. It is preferable that you have been assessed for Appendix 2 under the National Competency Assessment Framework (NCAS).


This is a grunty and substantial piece of work, and we’ll be looking for individuals with the right experience and qualifications to match it. If you have a current Res 3 and/ or Com 1-3 processing competency, advanced knowledge of NZ Building Codes and Building Act and NZ Level 6 or higher (or overseas equivalent) we have the right job for you!!


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
We have a reputation of taking care of our own and as such will provide you with extensive training programmes and ongoing robust development career. It is also critical to note that at the heart of what we do, our people is what we value the most. We value work life balance and thus offer flexible hybrid remote working options from home or any of our regional hubs across Auckland.
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.

If this sounds like your perfect career opportunity, apply today with your cover letter and CV!


Applications close Sunday 12 February 2023

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.