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Team Leader, Cladding Technical Advice

Lead and shape the state-wide Safety Assurance Program
People Leadership & Technical scope of works
Fixed-term opportunity until 30 June 2020 – VPS6

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1560
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $118,908 - $139,017
Job Duration: 30 June 2020
File Attachment: pd - cladding audit - team leader technical advice - grade 6.1.docx
Contact: Peter Clark
Contact Details: 03 9618 9238

Position Details

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is seeking a technically strong, innovative and passionate Technical Advisor to lead our Safety Assurance Program.

The Team Leader - Technical Advice will be responsible for a team of Inspectors who will be promoting compliance and initiating enforcement activities with respect to inappropriate uses of cladding.

The Team Leader position is incredibly varied. You will be supervising staff on site, working with schedulers, providing advice, performing assessments, liaising with the community, whilst also helping shape the program strategically and innovatively.


  • Lead and supervise the safety assurance project and identify and escalate buildings warranting immediate action for review and consideration.
  • Improve the administration and implementation of the Statewide Cladding Audit program to enhance regulatory practices, build industry and consumer confidence, and support a robust building sector.
  • Manage day to day activities of the team to ensure business outcomes are delivered and provide regular reports to the Principal Building Surveyor.
  • Develop and maintain key internal and external relationships to ensure that high quality, reliable and useful survey reports and correspondence are consistently produced by the team.

Key Selection Criteria

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

  • Substantial knowledge of the building industry, the regulatory framework, codes, regulations and standards in Victoria and/or other Australian jurisdictions.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and developing teams.
  • Knowledge of Essential Safety Measures is desirable
  • Ability to proactively identify opportunities for generating workplace innovation, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and taking responsibility for initiating outcomes.

Salary Details

A base salary in the VPS Grade 6 $118,908 - $139,017 + 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.

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,
  • a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria for the position (only those listed in the advert) ,
  • proof of your right to work in Australia (e.g. Australian working visa); and
  • proof of qualifications relevant to the role.


Please note:

  • You are required to complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page.
  • Unsuccessful candidates found suitable during this recruitment process may be approached for similar vacancies within the next 12 months.

Applications close at 11:59 pm on 23rd June 2019.

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