Project Manager - Specialist Studies: Location flexible within Greater Sydney


Niche Environment and Heritage


Flexible location within Greater Sydney, NSW

About the role:

The Project Manager – Specialist Studies will join our NSW team, initially to lead and manage a large and complex specialist technical assessment currently underway. Over time, we see this role taking on the delivery management of larger and longer term portfolios covering complex specialist technical projects. The role is focused on excellence in project delivery and you’ll play a key role in our NSW business success. As such, we are seeking someone with a minimum of 5 years’ of direct experience in managing fast paced, complex technical projects with multiple stakeholders.

The role is, initially a one year contract role, with the opportunity to transition to a full-time position.

You’ll be provided autonomy to lead delivery of challenging and exciting projects across NSW, whilst being supported by a professional and welcoming team.

The qualifications and experience we need:

  • Tertiary qualifications with demonstrable technical project management experience working within a PMBoK, Prince2 or Agile or a similar methodology.
  • You will have the ability to lead and inspire specialist disciplinary teams, to engage and develop the capability of those within your projects to drive the project toward milestones and conclusion.
  • Experience with ecology and or heritage specialist projects or a similar technical discipline is a distinct advantage.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage safety, time, cost, quality, and risk elements.
  • Proven history of effective contract management, resourcing planning and delivery management.
  • You must possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and develop excellent working relationships with clients, and other internal and external stakeholders.

We’re flexible on location:

  • Our offices are located in Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Bulli.
  • We have a flexible working environment at Niche and are open to discussing your individual needs.

To step into this role, you will also have these key requirements:

  • Leadership skills and a willingness to provide mentoring to junior team members.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual and assessment skills, together with strong professional experience.
  • Precise attention to detail and ability to produce professional quality deliverables on time and on budget.  
  • Produces deliverables that are high quality, accurate and complete including a quality assurance review. 
  • High level of proficiency with the Microsoft 0365 suite of programs, including MS Project is critical.
  • A full current NSW driver’s licence, NSW White Card (CIC), First Aid certificate is desirable.

You’ll be prepared to:

  • Have fun while delivering complex, challenging and large projects.
  • Collaborate closely with senior employees across disciplines and directors.
  • Mentor and support others to develop professionally.
  • From time to time, travel within NSW.

Great conditions and salary on offer:

  • Highly competitive salary which is negotiable for the right candidate.
  • Flexible work arrangements which can be discussed to suit your needs .
  • Professional learning & development/memberships to appropriate bodies for the role.
  • Novated Car leasing scheme.
  • Anniversary awards scheme.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Generous employee referral program.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Mentoring program.
  • Annual employee retreat.
  • Community fundraising events and a vibrant supportive culture.

About us:

Our 85+ strong team includes archaeologists, heritage architects, ecologists, botanists, and environmental engineers, who are in Sydney, Illawarra and across regional New South Wales and in Queensland.

Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in heritage management, ecology and biodiversity, environmental management and approvals and environmental offsetting.

Established in 2009, Niche has successfully delivered more than 3000+ projects to clients across Australia. Niche has an excellent safety culture, and our cross-discipline capacity provides the opportunity to work on a multitude of interesting projects across eastern Australia.

Date published:


Closing date:

23-Jan-2022, cob