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Senior Project Officer, 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 joint initiative between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. It is a 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).

We are a credible and influential organisation, with a mindset and capabilities that engage with and educate our stakeholders on a diverse range of contemporary issues.

We have an agile workforce, possessing leading edge technical knowledge. Coupled with a high performing workplace, we deliver stakeholder and industry focussed outcomes through a user-centred approach.

For more information about the ABCB, visit our website

Our ideal candidate

The position is concerned with the technical and administrative development of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Therefore, the ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in building surveying or a related discipline such as engineering, building or architecture.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A sound knowledge of the BCA and broad experience in its application (e.g. as a building surveyor/certifier)
  • Experience and knowledge with regard to BCA Volume One will be particularly regarded.
  • Strong project management, research and analysis skills, and
  • The ability to communicate technical matters clearly verbally and in writing.

The position is suited to someone who likes to be challenged, is a strong and clear communicator, who is focussed on getting results, and delivers quality outputs within a team environment.

What you will do 

The NCC Management & Standards team is responsible for developing, updating and maintaining the NCC, and overseeing NCC referenced documents including Australian Standards.

The primary role of this position is to manage the delivery of projects and achievement of outcomes 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 and directing 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
  • Working with colleagues on the BCA amendment process, including co-ordination of public consultation processes
  • 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

The position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Tertiary qualifications in building surveying, engineering, building, architecture or related disciplines is highly desirable.

The office of the ABCB is based in Canberra, however the department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for flexibility in work arrangements, including opportunity for remote working where an agreement is developed in consultation with the relevant manager.

The remuneration package is negotiable and includes a base salary (ranging from $107,777 - $114,459) and in addition a 15.4% superannuation contribution.

How to apply

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

You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description.

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

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Graham Moss via or (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 full time/part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

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