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Senior Heritage Consultant




Wagga Wagga, NSW

NGH is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Heritage Consultant, specialising in Aboriginal heritage to join our friendly and dynamic team. The successful candidate will work with our experienced Heritage team and be based in our Wagga Wagga office.

Wagga (pop 70,000) is the hub of the Riverina and the largest regional city in NSW. The area has stunning landscapes from mountains to plains. It has a vibrant art scene, live theatre, and sassy shopping. Wagga has affordable housing, minimum commute time, and over 20 schools including TAFE and Charles Sturt University. Wagga has easy access to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. NSW and Victorian Ski fields are a short drive. Wagga will capture your imagination and tempt you to call it home.

About you

The successful candidate will require at least 8 years’ experience as an archaeologist or related discipline working in the cultural heritage industry. You will have consulting experience in archaeological heritage survey and assessment in NSW & ACT and be an experienced project manager with a demonstrated ability to deliver client targeted technical reporting and compliance documentation.

You will possess an excellent understanding of relevant legislation, site survey methodologies and field site recording, and have experience in Aboriginal consultation and assessment strategy coordination.

The NGH heritage team has a wide range of skills and experience and our work program is diverse. You will enjoy working in a team of other likeminded heritage consultants and as part of a broader multi-disciplinary team.  You will also have the ability to mentor staff and lead field teams.

You will be required to regularly manage and participate in survey and excavation for small and large projects across eastern Australia. The ability to travel is essential.

What’s on offer

  • Manage your own projects and work autonomously
  • Work on renewable energy projects in diverse landscapes
  • Participation in a successful and growing business
  • Energetic and supportive team culture
  • Flexible work arrangements including flex time and work from home
  • Generous training budget
  • EAP Program
  • Ethical client base

This position requires a dedicated senior professional to join our team. You will show initiative and work independently. You will have access to Directors and senior managers for support and guidance.

About NGH

We provide environmental services to private and public-sector clients. NGH has strong environmental, social and ethical standards. We provide sustainable knowledge-based solutions and advice for environmental management and impact assessment. NGH provides flexibility in the workplace and support for professional development.

A large portion of our work is in renewable energy and linear infrastructure assessments across eastern Australia. We are leaders in renewable energy impact assessment and environmental management. This is a challenging and exciting industry.

The heritage team contributes assessments as part the REF or EIS process as well as undertaking stand-alone heritage assessments for projects.

Main Duties

  • Archaeological heritage research and advice in response to client needs in the disciplines of Aboriginal heritage, historic heritage, interpretation and regulation.
  • Managing heritage field survey and report preparation.
  • Developing and maintaining client relationships.
  • Preparation of proposals
  • Efficient and effective project management of consulting projects.
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to junior staff.
  • Provide advice and guidance to clients and NGH staff on heritage legislation and regulatory requirements.

Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Archaeology / Cultural Heritage to minimum Honours level or equivalent
  • At least 8 years’ experience as an archaeologist or heritage consultant
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting heritage surveys, site recording and report preparation
  • Demonstrated experience in identification and recording of stone artefacts
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in the application of the NSW Government Heritage legislation
  • Demonstrated experience in consultation with Aboriginal stakeholders
  • High level writing, research and communication skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Office computer programs and industry specific programs including GIS, especially QGIS
  • A current Australian Driver’s License (Manual license) and ability to drive for long distances
  • Being able and prepared to undertake field work and have the ability to work in remote locations
  • Knowledge of WHS obligations and responsibilities relevant to the role

Desirable criteria

  • Expertise in a specialist area such as:
    • Stone artefact recording and analysis
    • Historic archaeology
    • Historic heritage site recording and assessment
  • Excavation experience
  • First Aid Certificate
  • 4WD training

NGH is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. During recruitment, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, and people of all ages.

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