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Senior Technical Advisor - Building
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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/6227
Closing Date: 26-May-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $117,716
Job Duration: Fixed term to August 2024
File Attachment: No File Attached
Contact: Erna Lay
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Position Details

Position overview

A fantastic career development opportunity to join our technical and regulation team as a Senior Technical Advisor until the end of August 2024.

The Senior Technical Advisor (Building) is responsible for providing high-level technical building advice to a range of internal and external stakeholders, responding to issues and enquiries, developing documentation, reports and briefings, liaising with industry, supporting technical committees/boards and providing specialised technical services.

Who we are looking for;

  • Eligibility for registration as a Building Surveyor or Building Inspector with experience in a Building Surveyor / Inspector role within the private or municipal environments.
  • Detailed knowledge and application of building regulatory framework including the Building Act, Building Regulations and National Construction Code and other relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience providing high quality technical advice to a range of stakeholders, including the ability to build, maintain and negotiate strategic outcomes.
  • Extensive written communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare highly complex technical reports in a clear, concise, timely and accurate manner, briefing memoranda, stakeholder correspondence and recommendations.
  • Experience in places of public entertainment, prescribed temporary structures and performance-based building will also be highly regarded. 

VBA Commitment

We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We're hoping to find a broad range of experiences, and people from all backgrounds and communities to join us at the VBA.

We invite you to talk to us about any preferences or adjustments you may need to either our recruitment process or the role itself. If you identify as a person with disability, please let us know how we can provide additional support to your application. If this is you, please don't hesitate to get in touch via

We value and encourage flexibility for all, and so we support all our roles to be worked flexibly in some way, including part-time, to support a diverse, adaptive, and high-performing workforce. We encourage you to discuss flexible work options with the hiring manager during the recruitment process.

Working at the VBA - what you can expect

  • A hybrid working model
  • Challenging work and a continuous learning environment
  • Flexible work options including part-time, compressed work schedules, flexible start and finish times, and purchased leave options.
  • A competitive salary, 11% superannuation

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A detailed copy of your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how you feel it aligns to the role.

Important information

  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • Candidates deemed suitable from a selection process may be considered for identical or similar vacancies within 6 months.

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