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Building Surveyor


Job title: Building Surveyor

Company: Glen Eira City Council

Job description:

  • Assist Glen Eira City Council’s Statutory Building Services and enjoy great staff benefits in a friendly and welcoming environment
  • Full time, permanent opportunity
  • 120K – 135K per annum + Superannuation

About the role
The position reports to the Deputy Municipal Building Surveyor, and requires liaising with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS), other Council’s, and Government Authorities including Victorian Police & Fire Rescue Victoria etc.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assist with enquiries and applications and ensure that staff administers the relevant Acts, Regulations, Community Local Laws, and Codes applicable to those enquiries and applications.
  • Maintain an accurate electronic register of Enforcement matters, inspections conducted, and Infringement Notices issued and report monthly in line with corporate reports.
  • Prepare reports, Infringement Notices and Building Enforcement Orders, as needed, or as directed by the Coordinator Statutory Building Services.
  • Be capable of attending after hour’s emergency call out and act as Council’s representative when required or rostered on by the Coordinator Statutory Building Services.

About you
You will manage your own time, set priorities, plan, and organize your own work to ensure project objectives are met. Supervisory and management skills are an integral part of this role in promoting a positive workplace culture and developing and leading the Unit.

  • Tertiary qualifications in Building Surveying with significant and diverse industry experience or a less formal qualification plus substantial and demonstrable experience in this specialist field.
  • Currently registered as a building practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority in the category of Building Surveyor Unlimited (BS-U).
  • Extensive and diverse experience in Building Compliance including a thorough knowledge and understanding of building practices and other regulatory responsibilities relating to building legislation.
  • Relevant experience in residential and commercial assessment of building permit applications

Important Information
This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, and proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations or authorised medical exemption (in accordance with Council’s COVID-19 Protective Behaviours Policy) prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Glen Eira City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Working at Glen Eira City Council
The City of Glen Eira is a dynamic municipality located within the southeast metropolitan region of Melbourne, approximately 10 kilometres from the CBD. Council provides a range of services to over 155,000 residents from more than 160 cultural backgrounds and over 16,000 businesses.

Glen Eira City Council is a collaborative, values-based organisation that strives for innovation. Our 1,370 employees bring their diverse backgrounds and varied experiences and perspectives to an inclusive and flexible work environment, creating a unique and vibrant culture that is representative of the municipality it services.

Recognised as an Employer of Choice, we seek people who share our community focused values and have a desire to create positive local impact.

Employee Benefits
We have a great culture that is valued by all our staff. Teamwork, collaboration and innovation are a key focus at Glen Eira City Council. We offer will offer you:

  • Hybrid work environment – Average of 3 days in the office (or pro rata)
  • Flexible work options
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment where your ideas are welcomed
  • Access to paid training and participation in Council’s extensive Learning and Development programs
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Comprehensive leave entitlements
  • Corporate gym memberships at Glen Eira Leisure

Position Description

How to apply
Please attach your resume along with a cover letter detailing your experience and how it relates to the role.
For further information or a confidential discussion please contact Keith Franklyn, Manager Buildings, Properties & Statutory Building Services on 0418 509 248 or email [email protected]

Glen Eira City Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation. As a Council, we are committed to:

  • Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as well as all our employees.
  • Receiving applications from people of all diverse abilities, skills, languages, cultures and backgrounds including: people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTIQA+ and gender diverse people.
  • Reconciliation and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact Grant Lea our Aboriginal Community Officer on T: or E:

We value the knowledge, skills and talents that all people can share with our workforce and community.

Expected salary: $120000 – 135000 per year

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Wed, 07 Feb 2024 07:04:58 GMT

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