Regulatory Specialist

Date:  20 Nov 2023

Auckland, NZ, 1010 Auckland, NZ, 2104

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Grow your regulatory compliance and investigation  experience
  • Use your ability to influence and build relationships within the building and construction industry  
  • Central Auckland or Manukau based, permanent full-time role
  • Salary range: $85,537 to $101,911

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


The Building System Delivery and Assurance team is responsible for a range of building regulatory functions involving regulatory compliance, monitoring and assurance, investigations, and service delivery.  


These functions include contributing to customer education,, contributing sound judgment and technical knowledge and informing decisions on product investigations, warnings and bans. This role calls for a focus on supporting compliance and monitoring functions across the team.

Join us as a Regulatory Specialist and you’ll work alongside and have support from a highly engaged and capable team.  

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience working in a regulatory compliance or enforcement environment and/or the building system
  • Experience applying the policies and procedures associated with the regulatory processes that are relevant to this role
  • Experience using your knowledge and judgment to give advice and influence decision making
  • Ability to become a technical expert
  • Ability to understand and apply knowledge of the Building Act and other relevant legislation to decision making
  • Good project management skills and methodologies combined with technical writing ability
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to changing priorities  
  • Previous investigation experience desired however not essential 
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:


MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.


E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Sarah Hutcheson at quoting ref MBIE/14283 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Tuesday 5 December 2023.