Building Design and Accommodation Officer

City of Moreton Bay

City of Moreton Bay is Australia's third largest local government spanning rural townships and urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts. Council employs a workforce dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of residents, providing more than 100 services to the community across road and transport infrastructure, parks, sport, rubbish collection and community and cultural facilities. Together, we make a significant contribution to local lifestyle, community and economy.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Brisbane, Australia ⚠️

The details:

  • Maximum Term Full Time
  • Parental Leave relief role and it is anticipated appointment will be until August 2025.
  • Current permanent team members are welcome to apply to be considered for this role and if successful will maintain their permanent tenure.
  • $94,415 pa + 12% super + leave loading + 9 day fortnight Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A,) - Level 5 of EBA5
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Our Strathpine office has local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.

Our Building and Facilities Planning Department works in partnership with all Divisions of Council with a focus on long and medium term planning services for Council Owned and Operated, Corporate, Commercial, and Community Leased buildings portfolio of assets.

We achieve this through provision of mix use of internal and external resources. The department provides internal engineering and technical advice and approvals, life cycle assessments, search, trial, and business cases for implementing of energy efficiency and other building management technologies, development and implementation of strategic, master, and tactical planning services and policy, standards and guidelines making for Council's buildings and facilities consistent with Council's corporate strategic vision, policies, and strategies. We are also responsible for procuring, contracting, and providing contractor and consultant management for planning related operational projects.

About the role

As our Building Design and Accommodation Officer you will be a part of our Buildings and Facilities Planning team . You will provide planning, coordination, and implementation of staff workstation accommodation across council, preparing concept building layouts and designs aligned to Council’s capital development program and in compliance with Australian standards and building codes.

In addition, you will:

  • Prepare architectural and office lay out designs for new and existing council facilities
  • resolve technical and non-technical issues as they arise and consult with internal and external stakeholders
  • develop and implement MBRC technical standards, policies and guidelines for buildings and facilities
  • assist with design of council building projects, including scoping, schedule of finishes, briefing, reviewing of drawings, and answering of `Request for Information`s
  • engage with the project management department to assist with long term accommodation proposals

About You

We are seeking someone with demonstrated experience in accommodation planning, analysis, and coordination of change programs to facilitate staff movements and changes to workspace layouts, functions, and locations. You will have ample experience providing architectural and building advice on project related matters, and the ability to clearly communicate intended designs and applications for buildings.

You will be motivated to effectively influence and communicate to all levels of the organisation, to ensure you achieve high quality outcomes for the council and community.

Additionally, you will have:

  • comprehensive experience in providing architectural and building advice in a similar role
  • sound investigative, analytical, design and research skills
  • understanding of software applications such as AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, and MS Office to manipulate and present relevant data
  • knowledge and applied understanding of architectural and engineering principles and practices including National Construction Code requirements
  • knowledge of council and industry guidelines and frameworks such as planning schemes, QDesign, Your Home & Living Guidelines, GBCA Green star, and NABERS
  • excellent time management skills and effectiveness in managing conflicting priorities and meeting deadlines

Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent tertiary qualification is essential and a general induction license (White Card) and Current C class Drivers’ License.

Position Description

Download FilePD - Building Design and Accommodation Officer.pdf

Why join the City of Moreton Bay Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.
  • Flexibility depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at [email protected].

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Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including leave loading and public holidays.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work environment with some work-from-home days.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 16 departments:

  • engineering
  • support
  • education
  • business development
  • operations
  • arts and design
  • media and commmunication
  • legal
  • finance
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Photoshop
  • MS Office
  • Accommodation planning
  • Architectural advice
  • Building advice
  • Analytical skills
  • Design skills
  • Research skills
  • Time management
  • Communication

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