2x Advisors - Building Performance - (Permanent and 12 Months Fixed Term)

Posted on 17-Oct-2017
Application Close Date: 23-Oct-2017
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  • A Permanent and 12 months Fixed Term position based in MBIE's bright modern Wellington CBD offices.
  • Better regulations are the better for the industry and better for the country.
  • Help MBIE realise its ambition to be a world-leading building regulatory steward.


Ensuring that the building regulatory system supports New Zealand's social and economic aspirations is a very big undertaking, but at MBIE such challenges are what drives us. It's a place where if you see an opportunity to make things better and to enhance the system, you're empowered to act on that opportunity. 

The Building Sector Performance Branch (BSP) is the Government's lead advisor on the building regulatory system and we want to be world-leading. 


About the roles


The Building Performance and Engineering team within BSP is responsible for MBIE's ‘standard setting' regulatory roles (e.g., maintaining the Building Code, developing means-of-compliance documents, supporting the development of Standards, and development of technical guidance). This team also provides expert advice in support of the BSP work programme and assists with enquiries and investigations into systemic issues affecting building performance

These roles are in the Building Performance team which sits in the wider Building Performance and Engineering team.   The Building Performance team takes primary responsibility for managing processes to develop or review the performance requirements in the Building Code and supporting documentation and ensure BSP is appropriately represented in the review and development of Building Standards.

As an Advisor in the Building Performance team you will work collaboratively within MBIE and with the building sector to develop and manage change to, and clarifications of the Building Code, verification methods, acceptable solutions, Standards and other technical documents.


Why work for us

  • Enjoy the variety that each day brings with the different people you meet and things  you get involved in
  • Sense of satisfaction from identifying barriers and facilitating solutions in a relationship management focussed role.
  • Enjoy the open plan, friendly and supportive team environment that exists within MBIE


Skills and Experience 

We are keen to hear from you if you:  

  • Understand regulation:
    • Have an understanding of regulatory frameworks and levers
    • Have experience working in a complex regulatory system
    • Have the ability to understand the wider environment in which the Ministry operates 


  • Have a great analytical mind including:
    • Great analytical skills and the ability to develop and maintain skills and knowledge in different areas across the building system
    • The ability to exercise sound judgement when assessing options, undertaking research and implementing policy 


  • Are an enthusiastic self-starter who is:
    • Able to seek opportunities to implement new ideas and approaches
    • Able to lead your own work and contribute to the work of the Building Performance team


  • Are an excellent communicator who has:
    • The ability to communicate complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people can understand
    • Great written and verbal communication skills – in particular the ability to share knowledge clearly 
    • You also must have a good tertiary qualification 


How to find out more and apply


Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view the position description as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.

All applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Peter.vandeMerwe@mbie.govt.nz quoting reference MBIE/1289618/1 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 23nd October 2017