Project Manager




Sydney or Queensland

Use your experience to make a positive impact

Niche is a leading consultancy specialising in natural capital and offsetting, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, heritage management, environmental planning, management and approvals, and spatial services.

Our purpose is to empower people to create a sustainable future.

We’re looking for a Project Manager to join our diverse community of talented, innovative technical experts and strategic advisors. Our people are proud to do work that matters, to make an impact working on some of the most consequential, challenging and inspiring projects in their industry.

Find your Niche – a place you can thrive

From the start of our business in 2009, we have trusted our people with the flexibility they need to structure work around their lives and the autonomy to deliver their projects from end to end. On any given day our people will be working from home, in the field, or from one of our offices located across the east coast of Australia. 

We value your expertise and ensure you have the systems, support and tools to do what you do best. Whatever your role with Niche, you can take advantage of:

Time for your wellbeing, personal development and family

  • Additional paid leave to support your health, wellbeing, development and personal fulfilment
  • Spend time with family or friends, volunteer in your community, or work on a personal project 
  • Competitive parental leave policy to support parents and carers

Recognition for your time and effort

  • Competitive in-field TIL policy, and incentives/allowances to recognise your time in the field 
  • Competitive total rewards package and allowances

Support to master your craft

  • A network of peers, mentors, leaders, senior specialists and experts accessible through our buddy and mentoring programs
  • Flexible career pathways to progress in both technical and people leadership streams
  • Financial assistance and leave to support your continuing professional development.

Check out our Careers page for more information.

About the role

Niche is a company that has experienced continuous growth year on year. We have a dynamic and resourceful team located on the east coast of Australia. 

In these newly created positions, we’re seeking experienced Project Managers with technical knowledge in either heritage / and or ecology or who have led multidisciplinary environmental projects, who have a passion for project management and can support our growth and assist our wider teams’ consultants with delivering on our commitments to our key clients. You’d be leading and managing a portfolio of projects or larger and more complex specialist technical assessments.

As an experienced Project Management with technical knowledge, these roles would be an integral function to ensure the successful delivery of our projects. Working closely with our project teams, you be required to plan and develop strategy for the projects you oversee and improve on internal processes and protocols to ensure the quality of our projects are aligned.

We’re flexible on location. We have a number of offices across NSW and QLD and have a flexible working environment for those who wish to work from home.

What will make us a great match

This role will best suit someone who will take pride in ensuring excellence in their project delivery and has a knack for working on complex technical projects with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Project Manager, with knowledge of ecology and / or heritage, or of working on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Tertiary qualifications with demonstrable technical project management experience.
  • 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.
  • External Project Management accreditation would be highly favoured (but not essential)
  • Ability to successfully manage safety, time, cost, quality, and risk elements.
  • A 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.
  • 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.

About Niche and the team

At Niche, we look to the future and ask how we can empower people to make a positive difference and to solve clients’ problems in a way that balances a need for development with respect for heritage and reliance upon our environment.

Heritage management

Niche provides specialist cultural heritage services to a wide range of industry sectors and to clients of various scale. Our experienced archaeologists and heritage professionals work closely with project proponents, landholders, local communities and traditional owners to provide site assessments, management plans, archival recording and analysis and conservation advice. 

This role reports to Morgan Disspain who currently leads Niche's Heritage Team for NSW & QLD. Morgan’s cultural heritage career has spanned over 14 years and has incorporated both academic and consulting experience. She has extensive experience in cultural heritage management in NSW, QLD, and WA, and has carried out archaeological research projects in NT, SA, QLD, and South America.


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