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Technical Advisor to the State Building Surveyor

Make a difference in the Victorian building industry.
Support the VBA’s State Building Surveyor through the application of knowledge and understanding of the Victorian building legislation to influence change across the Victorian building industry.
Ongoing opportunity with a salary up to $119,052 and a flexible work environment.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1059
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - technical advisor - g5 - september 2019.pdf
Contact: Caitlin Blair
Contact Details: 03 9618 9315

Position Details

This role supports the newly appointed State Building Surveyor as a Technical Advisor.

Using environmental scanning and research skills, and strong expertise in the Victorian building industry legislation, this role is responsible for advising the State Building Surveyor on developments within the Victorian building industry, assist with the provision of technical interpretations, guidance and advice to key stakeholders, and support the improvement of best practice and compliance with the building Act, Regulations and Building Code (BCA). 

This role will be exposed to key industry stakeholders and will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of change across the industry.



  • Provide high-level technical support to the State Building Surveyor, including technical assessments and presentations to a wide range of stakeholders including statutory boards and committees, internal units, building professionals and members of the public.
  • Be proactive in environmental scanning and industry research to ensure the State Building Surveyor is across any developments in the building industry, legislation, and regulations, enabling positive change and improved behaviours that lead to better-quality outcomes across the building industry.
  • Prepare technical reports and input into a variety of matters including assessment of documentation and making recommendations to the State Building Surveyor for relevant actions.

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this position, you will need to demonstrate:

  • detailed knowledge and demonstrated application of the building industry, regulatory framework, current codes, legislation, regulations and standards in Victoria;
  • strong research capabilities – reviewing available literature on compliance requirements (Building Code, Standards, product certificates, advisory notes, guidelines etc); and
  • well-developed conceptual and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically, research and analyse information to identify trends in the environment and develop innovative solutions by making rational and sound decisions and judgements based on a consideration of the facts and alternatives.


Salary Details

A base salary in the Grade 5 range of $98,396 to $119,052 per annum + super.


Why work for the VBA?

The VBA is the principal regulator for building and plumbing in Victoria. We contribute to public health, safety and amenity by overseeing compliance with regulations, legal requirements and professional standards.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • flexible working arrangements;
  • employee health and well-being initiatives; and
  • employee learning and development opportunities.


Application Process

To view the full position description and start your application, click ‘Apply Now'.

The VBA's job application process requires you to upload:

  • your current resume; and
  • a cover letter briefly outlining your experience against the key selection criteria (those listed in the advert).


Please note:

  • You are required to complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page.
  • Prior to offer, please note you will have to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia (e.g. citizenship) and proof of any qualifications relevant to the role.


Applications close at 11:59 pm on Sunday 22 September 2019.

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