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Technical Advisor

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Support the TAS team to build connections 
  • secondment or fixed term opportunity for 6 months 
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment?

Please note - There is likely to be a system from SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER BETWEEN 4.00AM – 11AM NZDT due to a system upgrade please apply before this date and time if possible. we thank you for your patience.

$75K- $88k + kiwisaver and Wellness benefits

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:

The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) coordinates housing solutions for people displaced following a natural disaster. These can be commercial style housing or relocatable options that are transported to a site. The Accommodation Supply team is responsible for the sourcing and managing of the temporary accommodation and working with the Matching and Placement team to ensure households are in appropriate accommodation. 

The Technical advisor will be focusing on enabling transportable accommodation options, including temporary buildings, cabins, motorhomes and any other non-commercial accommodation that is physically moved to where TAS requires it.

The appointee will bring their strong relationship management, planning and organisational skills and industry knowledge to work in partnership with their manager, other staff within the Team and in the wider TAS group and with external accommodation providers. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required


  • Candidates must illustrate;
  • Experience interpreting and operationalising legislation, regulation, rules and policy 
  • Experience in a role providing subject matter expertise for Building Act requirements, Local Council Regulations, Resource and Building Consent requirements
  • An ability to adapt communication style for a range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a role requiring pragmatic and solution-focused work 
  • Demonstrated experience working in a role requiring you to quickly identify and articulate risks and make sound recommendations 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Stakeholder engagement experience across a variety internal and external clients at 
  • Demonstrated experience working in a role where you are Proactive with strong initiative


Additional criteria 

  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in New Zealand
  • Must have a Tertiary degree or experience in a relevant field. 


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 Matt Guy at quoting ref MBIE/14191 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on 24th of November 2023