Established in 1996, City Plan is an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Private Certification,  Accessibility and Heritage advice across all classes of buildings.

The company is currently looking to expand our Gold Coast building team with the successful candidate to play a role in servicing our existing clients and continuing to build on the growth of the Queensland business.

The Position

This opportunity will appeal to suitably qualified and motivated Senior Building Surveyors, who are looking to expand their professional expertise through working on a range of exciting of projects across South East Queensland. This is a permanent position which offers long-term career growth with diverse opportunities and is ideally suited to someone who is driven by the challenge of taking the business further, keen to create their own mark and is driven to move their own career forward.

We are looking for enthusiastic & competent employees who have experience in dealing with Class 2 – 9 Buildings and are able to work independently within in a team environment.

The successful applicants will be expected to carry out all the standard roles of a a Principal Certifier, a BCA Regulations Consultant and Building Surveying, including but not limited to:

  • BCA assessments, BCA reports & BCA consulting.
  • Fire Upgrade Reports & Strategies
  • Assessing applications & issuing Decision Notices (Building Approvals) and Form 11 certificates
  • Providing professional advice to clients on a range of BCA & legislative matters while maintaining and contributing to the valued reputable standards set by this organisation.
  • Other relevant duties, including but not limited to, Principal Certifier Services, including Critical Stage Inspections.
  • Involvement and engagement in business improvement strategies.

In addition to this, the successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, pay attention to detail and provide a professional and courteous attitude when liaising with clients to focus upon and expand established client relationships. An ability to prioritise, implement instructions and complete tasks unsupervised and in a timely manner, as well as working as part of a team is highly regarded. Management & organisational skills are essential.

Please note: This role is not suitable for recent graduates or Building Inspectors (A4 certifiers)

Our assessment criteria for this position will include:

  • At least 5 years’ industry experience,
  • Level 1 QBCC licence would be looked on favourably (but is not essential),
  • Working experience with Queensland legislation and QFES requirements (knowledge of NSW legislative requirements would also be beneficial).
  • Excellent technical knowledge of buildings of all classes and types,
  • A demonstrated ability to assess performance solutions.

What’s in it for you: 

Remuneration packages will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience and will include: 

  • competitive base salary,  
  • mobile phone provided, 
  • annual performance bonus, 
  • professional development allowance, 
  • mentoring opportunities, 
  • payment annual registration fees and industry membership (QBCC, Department of Fair Trading, AIBS and Association of Australian Certifiers as applicable); and 
  • vibrant, supportive office environment located metres from the beach
  • flexible working arrangements

The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible. 

For more information on this role, please contact Kim Bennett:

Email:  or phone: 02 8270 3500

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