Senior Project Officer – Impact Analysis, Executive Level 1, Australian Building Codes Board (Flexible)

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne
Categories: Executive Level 1, Project Management

About the department

The department plays a key role in the Australian Government’s agenda to create jobs and build a stronger, more resilient and competitive economy. Our work builds on Australia’s existing strengths, supports businesses to grow, and drives new opportunities for long-term productivity growth and prosperity. The success of the department helps Australia recover from the economic consequences of COVID‑19 and adapt to its ongoing effects. Through our work, we support the government’s economic recovery plan and help to deliver a better future for all Australians.

About the team

Help us build a better Australia!

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) ensures safe and sustainable building and plumbing systems through regulatory and non-regulatory measures.

Are you interested in the National Construction Code (NCC)? We’ll show you how building regulations are developed, in collaboration with Australian governments and industry.

About us

The ABCB is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. We're a standards writing body that develops the NCC and administer the WaterMark and CodeMark Product Certification Schemes.

As a high-performing and influential organisation, we work on contemporary issues affecting the building and plumbing industry. 

In the past few years, our key achievements include delivering national improvements in energy efficiency, accessible housing, fire safety, plumbing performance and more. 

Our small but powerful team is pushing ahead with a bold agenda including climate resilience, supporting the uptake of electric vehicles, further improvements in energy efficiency and more.

For more information about us, visit:

Our ideal candidate

We’re looking for someone who:

  • is a clear communicator and results driven
  • builds strong working relationships
  • enjoys analysis, problem solving and have great writing skills
  • loves working in a team environment
  • is experienced in delivering economic analysis.

A sound knowledge of regulatory impact assessment would be a strong advantage for this role.

What you will do

As a Senior Project Officer for Impact analysis, you will primarily ensure proposals to amend the NCC have a rigorously tested rationale and accord with the regulatory impact analysis guide by the Office of Impact Analysis (OIA). Your duties will include:

  • preparing regulatory impact analysis in-house and with consultants on major proposals
  • where necessary, liaising with the OIA and engaging with relevant interests for impact assessment work
  • preparing appropriate reports
  • coaching ABCB staff on evaluating minor proposals
  • responding to technical enquiries.

As an EL1, you’ll be expected to:

  • provide leadership and guidance
  • shape strategic thinking and direction
  • support your manager and senior managers to deliver outcomes
  • collaborate with key stakeholders across the ABCB, government and industry
  • anticipate and be responsive to stakeholder needs and expectations
  • work under limited direction on sensitive and/or complex tasks.


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

Positions require a Baseline security clearance and successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Part-time, job-share and full-time applicants will be considered.

Canberra is the preferred location, but co-location with other ABCB staff in Brisbane or Melbourne may be considered. Please reach out to the contact officer to discuss this further.

A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within 18 months from the date the vacancy was first advertised in the Gazette.

How to apply

Please 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 3500 characters (approximately 500 words) and should align to the key duties listed above.

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

Please complete your application online and 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.

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

Contact Information

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Heather Nielsen on 0409 527 970 or

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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