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Senior Technical Advisor (Building Complaints)

Opportunity for an experienced building surveyor or inspector to contribute to a confident industry.
Provide high level expert advice that informs decision making.
Culture underpinned by ‘Building Confidence’.
Permanent opportunity - VPS5.2, $108,726 - $119,052 plus super.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/12099
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $108,726 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - senior technical advisor (b) - complaints - g5.2 - september 2019.pdf
Contact: Elaine Collier
Contact Details: 03 9618 9178

Position Details

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is seeking an experienced Senior Technical Advisor who will be responsible for providing expert authoritative building technical information, reports and advice to Complaint Services and other internal and external stakeholders, including the VBA executive and CEO.  The role will also be responsible for highly complex and sensitive matters, as well as the development of operational guidelines and delivery of training the employees.


Key Selection Criteria

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

  • registration as a building surveyor or the ability to gain (or working towards) registration as a Building Surveyor (Limited or Unlimited) with the VBA;
  • proven ability to prepare and deliver high level authoritative expert technical reports and briefings on complex matters of a sensitive nature and relay these findings to VBA managerial and executive levels;
  • ability to identify improvement in organisational processes, procedures and develop and implement organisational guidelines and policy;
  • proven ability to train and mentor persons from a non-technical background including the delivery of specific VBA functional training effecting the way business is undertaken;
  • ability to act with discretion on matters of a highly sensitive nature;
  • proven ability to establish, develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships and provide feedback to managerial and executive level on matters of importance;
  • ability to inspire and influence organisational change to improve the progress of VBA functions and responsibilities; and
  • advanced Diploma of Building Surveying /Bachelor's in building surveying is required and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment is desirable.


Salary Details

A base salary in the VPS5.2 range of $108,726 - $119,052 annum plus 9.5% super.


Why work for the VBA?

The VBA is the principal regulator for building and plumbing in Victoria. Our work helps ensure that all Victorians live and work in a quality-built environment. We contribute to public health, safety and amenity by overseeing compliance with regulations, legal requirements and professional standards.

We protect communities, empower consumers and encourage continuous improvement across the building and construction industry. As change occurs, we evolve with it, constantly improving our culture and capability.


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.
  • Unsuccessful candidates found suitable during the recruitment process may be approached for similar vacancies within the next 12 months.


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

We at the VBA welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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