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Senior Technical Advisor (Plumbing)
• Are you a qualified plumber or have you worked in engineering, design or construction in plumbing installations?
• Are you able to explain to plumbers technical specifications for installations, or advise them how to comply with the Victorian plumbing standards, codes and regulations?
• Can you respond to a high volume of telephone inquiries on a daily basis and record notes in the VBA’s customer relationship management system?
• Ongoing, office-based role with public service benefits and entitlements?
• Flexibility and a supportive team environment? • Full-time or part-time role will be considered for suitable candidates.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Trades and Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/2712
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - tr - senior technical advisor (plumbing) - pn2712 - jan 2019.docx
Contact: John Hin
Contact Details: 03 9618 9371

Position Details

We are seeking a full-time Senior Technical Advisor (or two part-time roles equivalent to a full-time role) to provide technical advice to plumbing practitioners about plumbing installation requirements under the Victorian regulations, codes and standards. This involves responding to a high volume of telephone inquiries on a daily basis and recording notes in the VBA's customer relationship management system. 

The Senior Technical Advisor will also provide written technical advice to the VBA, government and industry stakeholders and may assist in educating practitioners and consumers on technical plumbing matters.

Flexibility to travel and perform some work outside of normal business hours, may be required

Key Selection Criteria

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

  • knowledge and experience in plumbing design and/or installation practices with a plumbing, engineering or construction organisation (Eligibility for licence or registration for a class or classes of prescribed plumbing work under the Building Act 1993 (VIC), is desirable). 
  • good understanding and knowledge of the Victorian plumbing regulatory framework contained in the Building Act 1993 (VIC), Plumbing Regulations 2008 and the Plumbing Code of Australia, or, the capacity to quickly attain this knowledge.
  • very good verbal communication skills including the ability to respond to a high volume of telephone inquiries relating to technical plumbing matters on a daily basis.
  • strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task and handle multiple demands whilst also working cooperatively within a team environment and under minimal supervision.

Why work for the VBA?

The VBA is a values-based organisation that invests in its employees. Our values are: We Problem Solve, We Work as One and We Deliver.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • flexible working arrangements;     
  • employee health and wellbeing initiatives; and
  • employee learning and development opportunities.

Salary Details

A base salary in the VPS Grade 5 range of $96,942 to $117,293 per annum (plus 9.5% super), will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on skills and experience.


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:

  • Upload your current resume;
  • A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria for the position;
  • proof of your right to work in Australia (e.g. citizenship or residency documents, or a valid Australian working visa);
  • Proof of any qualifications relevant to the role;
  • the questionnaire (completed) provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application.


Please note:

  • Candidates are not required to address all selection criteria, only those listed above. 
  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • Standard recruitment practices apply, which may include interviewing, skills and competency testing, reference checking and other selection processes.

Applications are due by midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019.

Agencies welcome to apply.

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