Senior Heritage Consultant


Niche Environment and Heritage


Queensland (Flexible location)

The opportunity!

We are seeking a full-time Senior Heritage Consultant with expertise in Aboriginal cultural heritage management to join our growing Queensland-based cultural heritage team. With our flexible working model, you would combine working in either of our Sandgate (Brisbane) or Cairns physical offices, working from your home office, attending client offices, and undertaking field work across Queensland

About you

We are seeking someone with over 6+ years' experience in the cultural heritage industry, primarily in QLD. You will be an emerging leader in heritage consulting services. You will lead moderate to complex cultural heritage projects, which may include designing and undertaking field work, report writing, client and Aboriginal Party liaison, and providing detailed technical and statutory advice on moderate to complex heritage matters.

Experience with local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to Aboriginal cultural heritage management in QLD is a critical part of the role. You will have experience and/or demonstrable understanding of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and relevant statutory guidelines including the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan Guidelines in QLD.

You will need to work both independently and as part of a larger team of technical professionals in the delivery of project work for our clients. You must therefore have good interpersonal skills, a desire to achieve excellent customer service goals, and willingness to develop your communication skills, especially with Aboriginal community representatives and other delivery stakeholders.


Tertiary qualifications, an honours degree or other postgraduate qualification in Australian archaeology, anthropology, or cultural heritage management.

Great conditions and salary on offer:

  • Friendly team environment based on company values.
  • Anniversary awards scheme.
  • Generous employee referral program.
  • Professional learning and development.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Mentoring program.
  • Flexible working options.
  • Paid maternity leave policy.
  • Community engagement activities.
  • An attractive salary and allowances will be offered in line with your level of experience.

About us:

Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specializing in ecology and biodiversity, heritage management, environmental management and approvals and environmental offsetting. Established in 2009, Niche has successfully delivered more than 2300 projects to clients across Australia. Our 60+strong team includes ecologists, botanists, archaeologists and environmental scientists.

Niche is a vibrant, flexible, and well organised business that prides itself in caring for and supporting our staff. We have an excellent safety culture and trust our staff to make the right decisions to deliver projects from end to end.  Our diverse and cross-discipline capacity provides the opportunity to work on a multitude of interesting projects across eastern Australia.


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