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Senior Technical Advisor (Cladding)

Influence the state-wide Safety Assurance program.
Provide expert technical advice and guidance.
Fixed-term opportunity until 30 June 2020 – Grade 6.1, $120,692 to $141,102 plus super.

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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/6015
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $141,102
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2020
File Attachment: pd - cladding - senior technical advisor - g6 - august 2019.pdf
Contact: Nicholas Lock
Contact Details: 0427 835 166

Position Details

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is seeking a technical expert to influence, develop and implement the Safety Assurance Program and other key policies and guidelines.  

The Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing and preparation of technical advice, reports and correspondence, as well as providing mentorship and guidance to junior team members.

The role is incredibly dynamic and varied, from providing authoritative advice, conducting site inspections to shaping the Safety Assurance Program.



  • Provide guidance, mentoring and training to junior team members.
  • Prepare and draft building notices and orders.
  • 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.


Skills and experience

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

  • demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience in the building control system, regulatory framework, current codes, legislation, regulations and standards in Victoria and/or other Australian jurisdictions; and
  • excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, briefing memoranda and recommendations on complex issues.


Salary Details

A base salary in the Grade 6.1 range of $120,692 to $141,102 per 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.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • flexible working hours;
  • 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.
  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • Prior to offer, please note you will have to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia (e.g. citizenship or residency documents, or a valid Australian working visa) 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 25 August 2019.

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