building inspector in Mackay

Mackay, Queensland
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job description

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is established as the state's building and construction industry regulator.

Their culture embraces values where customer first is at the heart of all they do, with a focus on unleashing potential through leadership and supportive frameworks. People are encouraged to be courageous and take calculated risks and put ideas into action. So it’s no wonder that empowering people is also embedded into their daily work life and culture.

The aim of this role is to:

  • Influence others by calming emotions to mediate &/or regulate for a solution, while also displaying a high level of integrity focusing on a fair outcome.
  • Be self motivated with exceptional time management skills that see you easily manage your weekly case load.
  • Provide consultancy services to consumers, internal clients, stakeholders and industry groups by the provision of information and technical advice relating to building work.
  • Manage a case load that includes, conducting reactive and proactive technical investigations, preparation of detailed reports and arranging expert assessments/determinations of technical and/or contractual matters.
  • Mediate between contractors and consumers to resolve disputes relating to building work.
  • Administer the regulatory provisions of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and Domestic Building Contracts Acts including issuing Directions to Rectify and undertaking disciplinary action against contractors. Interpret and apply the requirements of the Building Act 1975, the Building Code of Australia and associated Australian Standards.
  • Prepare technical reports and statements for disciplinary proceedings and give evidence before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and other Courts.
  • In regard to insurance claims, compile rectification schedules and estimates, call and assess tenders to undertake rectification works, supervise rectification works and determine progress payments as required.
  • Contribute towards the office's operational planning activities.

Candidates that are successful in this role with have the ability to:

  • Have obtained and currently hold a medium rise or open builders license - Mandatory
  • Possess a Current Driver's Licence (Motor Vehicle) - Mandatory
  • Be able to apply contemporary building standards, practices, legislation and codes within the construction industry, including demonstrated ability to supervise the performance of all building work.
  • Have high level interpersonal, consultative, negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Have high level investigative, analytical and problem solving skills and ability to manage cases particularly related to a highly technical environment.
  • Valid Australian working rights are also a requirement.

This role will allow you to continue working in construction but balance your hours with the flexibility this role brings to work life balance.

The team has a culture of support and responsiveness - your team mates are quick to answer when you need help. And with weekly and monthly gatherings, connections are maintained that build respect for each other and foster accountability for achieving a fair and accurate outcome for all their cases.

For a confidential discussion of this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact James Chapman on 07 3031 3220 or email

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