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Senior Technical Advisor
A permanent opportunity to develop your career in Building Surveying and provide high level expert technical support to the Office of the State Building Surveyor.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/6291_22
Closing Date: 07-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $114,830 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd senior technical advisor (osbs) august 2022.docx
Contact: Peter Vlasiou
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Position Details

As the Senior Technical Advisor you will provide technical support to the Statutory and Technical Building Surveying team within the Office of the State Building Surveyor (OSBS). 

The team is responsible for gathering and recording on-site observations for review by a multi-disciplinary expert panel, who may provide recommendations for action by MBS, building owners and/or registered building practitioners. The role will provide high level technical knowledge and advice to support the team currently focusing on cladding rectification and other technical matters. 

This role will also be required to carry out site inspections, provide accurate reports and communicate effectively the outcomes to the MBS and Principal Building Surveyor (PBS) and other interested parties within appropriate timeframes relevant to the information gathered.

What we are looking for:

  1. Significant knowledge and application of the building regulatory framework including the Building Act, Building Regulations and National Construction Code and other relevant legislation.
  2. Highly developed conceptual and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse technical reports, provide high quality advice and develop innovative solutions.
  3. Tertiary qualifications in building surveying, engineering or related discipline is required.
  4. Eligibility for registration as a Building Surveyor or Building Inspector with experience in a Building Surveyor / Inspector role within the private or municipal environments is highly desirable.

The Victorian Building Authority embraces a diverse and inclusive culture who work together for the benefit of all Victorians. Our recruitment is best practice and free from bias, we recruit based on merit and equity regardless of age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We have an amazing employee engagement program, remote working setup, health and well-being and learning and development programs to ensure our people are fit for work and inspired to be the best they can. We are always looking for talented new people to join us with a broad range of skills and experience who are curious, keen to learn and enjoy serving the community they live in, so if this sounds like a place you'd like to work and you think you have what it takes, we‘d love to hear from you and encourage you to apply now!

What you can expect

  • Career development.
  • Flexible work arrangements, with the opportunity for a 9 day fortnight, working partially from home and will consider part time arrangements.
  • A competitive salary plus 10.5% superannuation

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A detailed copy of your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how it aligns to the role.  
  • Any other quals or licence if applicable

Please note:

  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • As a public sector and service standard, generally all new employees will start at the base entry level and increment throughout the salary range each year based on performance. Current public sector employees at the same grade will be considered for a transfer of entitlements with evidence.  A request above entry level may be considered in certain circumstances.

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