Job Details

Senior Technical Advisor

• Provide expert technical information and support the delivery of the VBA Building Audit Program
• Culture underpinned by ‘Building Confidence’
• Fixed Term Opportunity - Ending 30 June 2020

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/RE/6034
Closing Date: 26-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 2 Years
File Attachment: c&rs - r&e - senior technical advisor - pn6034 building audit - april 2018.docx
Contact: Shaun Breaden - Team Leader, Building Audit
Contact Details: 03 9618 9121

Position Details

We are seeking a Senior Technical Advisor (Building Audit) who will be responsible for providing expert technical information and advice to support the delivery of the VBA's Improving As-built compliance energy efficiency Building Audit Project. Leveraging experience as a qualified Building Surveyor, this position supports the Team Leader, Building Audit to ensure the operational function is being carried out with technical accuracy.

This position measures and monitors the quality and compliance of building practitioner work in Victoria, identifies systemic risks and recommends active intervention measures to strengthen the regulatory system and support the VBA's effectiveness as a contemporary Regulator.


Key Selection Criteria

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


  • Sound technical knowledge and skills gained from extensive experience as a private and/or municipal building surveyor.  
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in energy efficiency assessments in both design and as-built construction stages.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the building industry, regulatory framework of current legislation, codes, regulations and standards in Victoria and/or other Australian jurisdictions, with experience in the practical application of relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Sound conceptual and analytical ability, with experience aligning program objectives and outcomes to regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team to achieve goals, outputs and agreed deliverables.


Why work for the VBA?

Work for the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and you will join a values-based organisation who invests in employees. Our value: 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
  • Employee learning and development opportunities


To find out more about why it's great to work for the VBA, visit 'Careers' at


Salary Details

Salary in the VBA Grade 5 range of $93,867 - $113,572 per annum (plus 9.5% super), will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on skills and experience.


Application Process 

For full job details and to apply, click 'Apply Now' below.


The VBA job application process requires you to:

  • Upload your current resume, proof of your right to work in Australia (citizenship or residency document or Australia working visa) and any qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page
  • Candidates are not required to address all selection criteria, only those listed in the questionnaire. 
  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted
  • Standard recruitment practice applies, which may include interviewing, skills/competency testing, reference checking and/or other selection processes.


Applications due by 5pm on Thursday 26 April 2018.

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