Building Surveyor

City of Sydney Full Time Permanent 17/06/2022

Division: City Planning, Development & Transport 

Unit: Health & Building  

Salary: AUD $111,408.00 - $126,614.00 per annum plus Superannuation 

Employment status: Permanent 

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Inner Sydney

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement


At the City of Sydney our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision – developing a green, global and connected city.

The City has two exciting opportunities available for experienced and motivated individuals to serve the community to ensure buildings are safe and healthy by investigating and resolving building non-compliances, including unauthorised uses, unauthorised building works, swimming pool barriers, boarding houses, fire safety risks, and non-compliances with development consents. 

To be successful you will have: 

  • appropriate tertiary qualifications in Building, Building Science, Building Surveying, Engineering, Planning, Architecture, Construction Management or equivalent
  • demonstrated experience in seeking regulatory compliance with a broad range of unauthorised building uses and associated activities in new and existing buildings
  • well-developed understanding of essential fire safety measures within buildings
  • sound understanding of building construction methods and materials suitable for residential and commercial buildings and structures
  • knowledge and experience in applying the Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, other relevant Acts and legislation, Building Code of Australia, Codes and Australian Standards as they relate to building assessment, compliance and enforcement.

You may be required to be available to work flexible hours including weekend, early morning, and late night shifts. 

Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about serving our community? The City of Sydney might be the right career move for you.

To apply: Visit to view or download the position description. Please upload your current resume and respond to the online application questions that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

This role will require a national criminal check and pre-employment medical examination.

The City of Sydney has mandated vaccination for all employees. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Applications must be made online via the City’s website by 11.59pm, Sunday 3 July 2022.

For further information contact: Andrew McMillan, Area Manager on 02 9246 7816.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.

The City will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 02 9265 9333 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email or phone).