Building Surveyor

Alexandrina Council Full Time Permanent 6/11/2019
  • Building Surveyor
  • (Full-time) Level 5


About Us

The Alexandrina region is uniquely positioned in the picturesque Southern Fleurieu Peninsula at the end of the River Murray and as a gateway to the iconic Coorong. It is within an easy drive from metropolitan Adelaide. The Alexandrina vision is about ‘connecting communities' through regional innovation, a thriving environment, quality of life and wellbeing for all, increasing cultural vitality and activating vibrant spaces.

The Alexandrina community encompasses many townships, villages and rural areas, with two major hubs of Strathalbyn to the north-east and Goolwa to the south. The Alexandrina area is one of the fastest growing regional areas in South Australia - experiencing peri-urban trends while also noted for its high quality agricultural production. The area is renowned for its environment, heritage and lifestyle.


About the role

This role requires a qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who will report to the Coordinator Building Surveying to undertake the delivery of professional and timely assessment of building applications, undertake mandatory building inspections and provide advice to Council and the community on related matters.


About You

Working in a diverse environment, you will take a pro-active approach in undertaking the building assessment and inspection function of council. You will have experience in the assessment and approval of a wide range of development applications and the undertaking of inspections. You will be well versed in dealing with public and industry professionals and have sound knowledge in the use of computer based development systems (e.g. GIS) database management and reporting functions. Accreditation as a Building Surveyor (Level 2 or 3) under the National Accreditation Framework) is essential to be considered for this role


You will also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide efficient, proactive, informative and responsive service to all customers, consistent with legislation, regulations, Council policies, vision, aspirations and core values.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical expertise and advice to Council, external organisations and the community on building rules and development issues.
  • Ability to interpret and apply accurately relevant Acts, Regulations, Standards, Codes and guidelines.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to physically inspect buildings and sites.

What's in it for you?

A flexible commencement date can be negotiated. We offer a great salary, 10% superannuation, and the ability to really influence the future of our council and its surrounds. If this sounds like you, don't delay, please get in touch today.


For more information please contact Sally Roberts - Manager Strategic Development 08 8555 7000


Application requirements, the position information document and the selection criteria can be viewed on Council's website,

Please note, all applications are required to be submitted as per the instructions on Councils Website.

Applications should arrive no later than 5:00pm Friday 22 November 2019