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Posted on
31 Mar
Closes on
16 Apr 2022 23:55
Christchurch, Auckland Central Regional Office, Wellington National Office
Building Compliance, Construction Group, Quality
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PD- Senior Quality Assurance Construction Assessor – 2022.pdf

Senior Quality Assurance Construction Assessor

  • Act as a subject matter expert within the QA Construction team
  • Multiple roles in multiple locations
  • Highly Competitive salary, 5 weeks annual leave, and flexible working

Mō mātou – Our Organisation

Kāinga Ora has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy that requires employees to be fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide your vaccination pass during the recruitment process.

At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand’s housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.
What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders’ lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build the future of Aotearoa. We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ko tā mātou mahi –  Our Role

The Senior Quality Assurance Construction Assessor provides technical advice, training and support to QA Construction team members within an area of specialism (Homestar, Universal/Accessible design, Off-site manufacturing, Commercial/complex construction and/or Healthy Homes Act). The role will ensure that robust audit/assurance procedures are developed, implemented and maintained around the construction of larger and more complex Kāinga Ora projects. It is accountable for proactively undertaking Homestar built assessments, measuring and monitoring the performance and work by Build Partners, in order to meet C&I strategic objectives and delivery targets.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Trade or other relevant qualification in architecture, building surveying, construction management or building related field.
  • At least seven years post graduate experience in a similar role or positon.
  • LBP, BCITO and Unit Standard Assessor Qualifications in construction or design.
  • Site safe certified or similar H&S experience desirable.
  • Homestar Assessor or Practitioner qualification desirable.
  • Sound working knowledge of current residential building code practices, and or experience in and construction.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret relevant Kāinga Ora documentation that relates to the work undertaken and contractual roles of responsibilities.
  • Confidence and sound technical knowledge to engage with professional peers
  • Demonstrated experience in quality management systems, processes, reporting and record keeping.
  • Empathy and understanding of social housing is desirable including knowledge of issues, priorities and concerns facing key customer and community groups in the region.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster good stakeholder relationships through consultation and partnership.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sound judgement, discretion and proven ability to work under pressure.
  • The initiative, drive and enthusiasm to work as part of a cooperative team and work independently.
  • Sound level of computer literacy in Microsoft Windows and Office environment.
  • Current clean / full NZ driver’s licence.

 Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?  

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks’ annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here   

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job , training courses, secondments and study opportunities. 

Ō Tātou Uara – Our Values

Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and how we work every day. Our values are:

  • Manaakitanga – People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Whanake – Be Bold

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via  Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via [email protected]

Applications close on the 22nd April 2022

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of brings to the organisation.


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