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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10702988
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Closing date: Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Job Title: Senior Project Officer
Division: Australian Building Codes Board
Branch: National Construction Code Innovation and Analysis
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $100,555 - $106,789
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Job Ref 493973

Job Description


The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) standards writing body that is responsible for the development of the National Construction Code (NCC), comprising the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA). The ABCB is a joint initiative of all three levels of government in Australia.

The role of Senior Project Officer sits within the ABCB’s Innovation and Analysis team comprised of skilled individuals from a diverse building industry background including building, building design, building certification and engineering.

The team has primary responsibility for the ongoing research and development of the NCC content and regulation impact analysis of new regulatory proposals.

This Senior Project Officer role is an excellent opportunity to work at the forefront of nationally focused regulatory reform in close collaboration with the regulatory community and industry. The successful applicant can expect to gain broad insight, at a national level, into the research and development of subject matter relating to the NCC, and to have meaningful input to the regulatory environment for the building sector. There is also the opportunity to engage with key industry groups and regulatory authorities, and participate as part of a diverse organisation that is working to ensure Australia has a competitive and productive industry whose outputs meet the requirements of the NCC.

The successful candidate will ideally have a background and qualifications in building construction, but broader qualifications and/or experience in related areas of the building industry will be considered. You will need to demonstrate broad knowledge of, and experience in, the application of the National Construction Code and its referenced documents. You will have excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills, and experience in project management, research and development, stakeholder engagement, the development of technical policy and guidelines, the provision of technical advice to client groups or industry bodies, and knowledge of standards applicable to building construction will he highly regarded.


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About Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 

The Department consolidates the Australian Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, resources, science. Our Department is progressive, people-focused, and committed to the development, health and wellbeing of its employees. We encourage and value a diverse workforce. People with diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Position Contact: Matt McDonald, 02 6213 7289
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS11-Wed - 15 Mar 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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