Principal Building Surveyor

$85,000 - $100,400 yearly
  • Subiaco City Council
  • Subiaco WA, Australia
  • 10 May, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Facilities, Real Estate, and Property

Job Description

  • Full-time, permanent contract opportunity
  • Excellent work-life balance, and flexibility
  • Great employee benefits 

The City of Subiaco is going through a transformation with significant change and evolution in terms of residential options, the commercial sector, retail, entertainment, leisure and recreation. Navigating this change in partnership with the community, business and stakeholders, whilst also celebrating Subiaco’s’ heritage, history and culture is an exciting challenge.

We are seeking an experienced  Principal Building Surveyor to join our Planning Services team on a permanent full-time basis.

In this pivotal role, the successful applicant will carry out assessments and inspections to ensure that the built environment complies with the Building Act 2011 and all other relevant legislation and facilitate the delivery of high-quality services consistent with the City’s strategic objectives.

The requirements of the role include:

  •  Experience and competencies in the interpretation and application of the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC) and referenced Australian Standards and the analysis and checking of plans, details, specifications and associated specialist documentation.
  • Experience in managing compliance issues and on-site inspection of buildings about NCC Deemed to Satisfy Performance Requirements and the verification methods for the confirmation of how Alternative Solutions should meet the Performance Requirements of the NCC to ensure the necessary standards of health, safety (structural and fire safety), access and amenity and sustainability.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in implementing legislative requirements including (but not limited to):
  1. Building Act 2011
  2. Building Regulations 2012
  3. Building Code of Australia and Referenced Australian Standards
  4. Building Services Registration Act 2011
  5. Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011
  6. Building Services Levy Act 2011
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • High-level customer service, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound project management expertise with a continuous improvement approach.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Demonstrated specialised knowledge and skills in contemporary construction building principles as well as contemporary knowledge of building legislation and standards.
  • C Class driver’s license.

What the City of Subiaco can offer you:

Your health and safety and well-being are our priority. We offer great benefits to help your work-life balance and we’re committed to equal opportunity employment. Depending on your position your benefits may include and are not limited to:

  • Up to five weeks of annual leave with 17.5% leave loading (or pro-rata equivalent)
  • Rostered days off 
  • Sustainable travel allowance or a parking permit
  • Free Membership to Lords Recreation Centre 
  • Health Insurance Corporate Membership discounts 
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Superannuation co-contributions
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave 
  • 24/7 employee assistance program
  • Social club
  • Novated lease and salary packaging options
  • Learning and development benefits 
  • Paid study leave and tuition assistance
  • Health assessments

See what other benefits the City can offer you here:

Salary range: $85,000 – $100,400 plus up to 15% employer superannuation.      

We recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, and treated fairly and with respect. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applications, as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and community, The City of Subiaco requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption as per the current Health Directions. Kindly consider this requirement before applying for a role in the City.

To apply:

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Enquiries: Anthony Denholm -

The estimated closure date is 4 pm, 23 May  2022 but we reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia

Job Closing Date

23 May, 2022