Consents Manager - Building Compliance and Consents

Embedded within the City Consenting and Compliance unit, the Building Compliance and Consents team help shape Wellington's skyline through involvement with every building project and development that happens in Wellington City

This newly established position leads the teams who deliver the building consenting services function. Your role will see you taking our strategic goals and translating them into what is required to deliver at an operational level, ensuring an efficient and effective consenting function that is responsive to change, operates with a continuous improvement mind set and maintains our Building Consent Authority accreditation.

As a people leader, you will also support and develop our Team Leaders to ensure we have customer focused staff who have a high level of expertise, love what they do and make our Consenting function successful.

What you will bring to your role

To be successful you will need to:


  • have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or work experience in a similar role
  • possess strong demonstrable knowledge and experience with The Building Act, The Local Govt. Act, the NZ Building Code, associated standards (including acceptable solutions) and Council's consolidated bylaws
  • have project Management experience
  • hold a current full driver's license.
The successful applicant will have a strong work ethic, be a good communicator, be a 'people person' with well-developed problem solving abilities and a drive to excel.


Benefits of working with us

In exchange for your skills, you'll work for an organisation that really values its people - we provide opportunities to be part of our leadership development programme and participate in a number of learning programmes. There's lots of great stuff happening here - lunchtime classes, subsidised Club Active gym membership, sports and social activities. We also have family leave provisions and a generously subsidised kid's school holiday programme.

Apply now for an attractive remuneration package, together with the opportunity to join an organisation committed to making Wellington even better than it already is.

If you want to know more about his role, please see the job description (located on the advert on our careers page) or contact Chris Scott, Building Compliance and Consents Manager at

Applications close Thursday, 3 January 2019.

Please note, that during the Christmas and New Year period we only have a skeleton staff on so any queries may take a little longer to answer.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 20943LGC.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: KZFJ843180

Location: Wellington City

Closing Date: Sunday, 30 December 2018