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Technical Officer

Bridge Housing

Bridge Housing is a leading Tier 1 NSW Community Housing Provider that sources and develops social and affordable housing for people on moderate-to-low incomes.

We manage over 3,400 properties housing more than 5,000 residents. Our mission is "To improve lives through affordable homes and quality services." We deliver our services in a Socially Responsible, People-Focused way. We are Committed and Passionate, Relationship Builders, and we are Professional and Act with Integrity.

Bridge Housing was awarded Best Workplace by the Voice Project both in 2019 and 2020. This is a testament to our culture - a place where our people want to come into work each day and make a difference.

Bridge Housing offers a supportive, diverse, and inclusive culture. In 2019 we were recognised as an Inclusive Employer 2019 -20 by the Diversity Council Australia.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

At Bridge Housing, you can expect a friendly values-based culture, above award pay and a very rewarding benefits program that includes study assistance and study leave, team building, monthly massages, reflexology, flex leave, development and a day off for your birthday!

ABOUT THE ROLE

We have a permanent, full time opportunity of Technical Officer at Bridge Housing. The role reports into the Manager, Assets Program and will work across both our offices in Haymarket and Brookvale on the Northern Beaches.

As Technical Officer, you will responsible for providing expertise in all assets related works by coordinating and overseeing the implementation of our Asset Management Program ensuring works are carried out within the relevant standards of quality, safety and value for money to ensure we provide quality homes to our current and future residents.

The Technical Officer is responsible for building strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders to maximise effectiveness of maintenance works carried out in line with NSW Land and Housing Corporation's Asset Management Framework. The role will also provide education and technical advice to other Bridge Housing staff on repairs and maintenance issues and effective asset management.

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Support the delivery of quality homes to our residents by implementing, monitoring and reporting back on adherence to the Assets Maintenance Plan against time and budget forecasts and compiling briefing notes and reports for approval. Technical Officers will be responsible for the roll out of various work programs as required by the respective asset maintenance plans.
  • Coordinate and oversee disability modifications (required from Occupational Therapist Reports), environmental sustainability design initiatives and the tenant alteration approval process across our property portfolio and provide reporting to senior management as required.
  • Ensure all works undertaken by Bridge Housing and third party contractors meets the necessary building codes, standards, practices and work health and safety requirements by undertaking pre, progress and post work/defect inspections and staying abreast of relevant legislation, council planning requirements.
  • Improve the quality of the homes and the services we offer our residents by educating and training other Bridge Housing staff in general property maintenance and effective inspection methods.
  • Assist Bridge Housing to maintain strong financial performance through the accurate scoping and management of all vacant works to ensure they are completed within target timeframes and minimise loss of rental income.
  • Monitor and audit contractor performance and quality of work, including workplace health and safety and environmental compliance obligations and identifying and escalating areas of risk across all our maintenance programs.

PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING ESSENTIAL CRITERIA IN YOUR APPLICATION LETTER:

  • NSW Drivers licence
  • White Card
  • Trade Certificate IV or equivalent
  • Intermediate skills in all Microsoft Office applications 2010
  • Strong experience in stakeholder engagement

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

  • Knowledge of Land and Housing Corporation's (LAHC) schedule of rates
  • Knowledge of LAHC processes

TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE YOU MUST:

Be an experienced and qualified building/maintenance professional with awareness of all aspects of residential building codes and practices. You must also possess at least years' experience in construction, maintenance, skilled trades or property project management.

Salary and Classification:

This role is classified as a 6 within the Social Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 The salary for the role is $99,483 - $103,880 + Super + Salary Packaging.

For a confidential discussion or a copy of the position description, please contact Natalie Lenton on 02 8324 0877. Internal staff, please view a copy of the position description here.

To be considered for the role please click Apply Now. Attach an up to date resume and include a covering letter that outlines why you would like to work at Bridge Housing and how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria.

Final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a police check. Please note that applicants with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. All applications will be considered on its merits.

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