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Senior Project Officers, Executive Level 1, Australian Building Codes Board

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team

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. One position is located in the ABCB’s NCC Management & Product Certification team, and the other position is located in the NCC Innovation & Analysis team.

Our ideal candidates

Each position is concerned with the technical and administrative development of the BCA. Therefore, the ideal candidates will have tertiary qualifications in building surveying, engineering, building, architecture or related disciplines.  Fire engineering is a particular qualification of interest to the ABCB. Candidates will have a sound knowledge of the BCA, strong project management, research and analysis skills and the ability to communicate technical matters verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of, and experience in dealing with regulatory agencies and industry groups involved in building regulatory reform will also be highly regarded.

The positions are suited to someone that likes to be challenged, who is focussed on getting results and delivers quality outputs within a team environment.

What you will do                                

The NCC Management & Product Certification team is responsible for developing, updating and maintaining the NCC, and overseeing ABCB owned product certification schemes. Current work being undertaken by the team includes variation management and review of a number of existing Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions.

The NCC Innovation & Analysis team is responsible for the initial research and analysis that underpins possible changes to the BCA. Current projects being undertaken by the team cover fire safety, accessibility, energy efficiency and the quantification of the BCA’s Performance Requirements.

The primary role of these positions is to manage the delivery of projects in accordance with the ABCB’s work program by:

  • managing the delivery of technical projects with limited direction, including the production of concise and well-articulated papers and reports
  • undertaking technical research and analysis
  • managing project working groups
  • engaging with and presenting to the ABCB’s national technical advisory committees, as well as other government and industry stakeholders
  • managing the development of clear BCA provisions and supporting material
  • providing input and advice to colleagues regarding projects and technical matters
  • responding to technical enquiries.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Tertiary qualifications in engineering (particularly fire engineering), building surveying, building, architecture or related disciplines is highly desirable.

This recruitment process is being used to fill two current ongoing Executive Level 1 positions. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills and experience are relevant to this position (responses are to be within 300 and 500 words)
  2. a description of three (3) of your professional achievements within the last 5 years (responses are to be within 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding these opportunities, please contact Graham Moss via or on (02) 6276 1869.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life.  Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual.  Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.  If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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