Project Officer, APS level 5, Australian Building Codes Board

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Programme Management, APS Level 5, Project Management

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).

The position is located at the ABCB's office in Canberra and sits within the NCC Projects and Analysis team. The NCC Projects and Analysis team is responsible for managing research projects and undertaking impact analysis on potential changes to the NCC.

Our ideal candidate

With a focus on the technical development of the National Construction Code, our ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in engineering, building surveying or a related discipline such as building or architecture.  Sound knowledge of the BCA and experience in its application will be highly regarded.

The position is suited to someone who likes to be challenged on nationally significant projects, is a clear communicator, is focussed on getting results and is capable of delivering quality outputs within a team environment.  Our ideal candidate will have research and analysis skills, and the ability to communicate technical matters clearly verbally and in writing.

What you will do

Project Officers are responsible for contributing to the delivery of projects in accordance with the ABCB’s work program by:

  • Assisting in the development of clear NCC provisions, supporting material and technical standards
  • Undertaking technical research and analysis
  • Delivering technical projects with limited direction
  • Developing research reports and technical papers
  • Engaging with the ABCB’s national technical advisory committees, as well as other government and industry stakeholders
  • Working with colleagues on the NCC amendment process, including co‑ordination of public consultation processes
  • Providing input and advice to colleagues regarding projects and technical matters
  • Responding to technical enquiries

Current projects being undertaken by the team cover building resilience, condensation management, energy efficiency, external envelope combustibility and weatherproofing, structural and fire safety, accessibility, and the quantification of the NCC’s Performance Requirements.


Tertiary qualifications in engineering, building surveying or a related discipline (such as building or architecture) and experience in engineering, building project management, or building surveying will be highly regarded.


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.

How to apply

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 400 and 500 words)
  2. a description of three (3) of your professional achievements within the last 5 years (responses are to be within 400 and 500 words)

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

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.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Michael Reid on (02) 6102 8783

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 flexible working 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 and Capability 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 contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please 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.

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