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Principal Advisor - Aboriginal Heritage

Advertiser: Extent Heritage Pty LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
2 Aug 2019
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Consulting & Strategy, Environment & Sustainability Consulting

About Extent Heritage

Extent Heritage is a leader in the field of cultural heritage management. Since 1998, our team has specialised in providing heritage and conservation advice for projects across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We work with clients in both the public and private sectors to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. We adopt a holistic approach to heritage management that balances the conservation needs of places against practical and timely commercial outcomes.

About the role

The Principal Advisor is responsible for the design and implementation of a range of commercial consultancy projects, requiring experience and skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, client liaison, archaeological assessment and excavation, and reporting.

This position will suit a highly motivated individual with expert research, writing, analytical, project management and technical skills in the field of NSW Aboriginal Heritage, who enjoys working in a close-knit, supportive team environment. An understanding of New South Wales heritage legislation is essential.

Essential Criteria

The following criteria is considered essential:

  • Appropriate degree (archaeology, anthropology and/or history) with Honours or equivalent
  • 10+ years’ experience in Cultural Resource Management within an Australian context or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in client liaison, project management, directing project teams, working to deadlines within budget constraints, developing and mentoring junior staff and engaging and managing subcontractors.
  • Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage management in Australia
  • Extensive experience in Aboriginal community consultation
  • Extensive experience in field investigations and recording, research and impact assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to scope and cost projects, prepare complex assessment and management reports to a high professional standard
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant New South Wales and Commonwealth legislation
  • Sound knowledge of principles and best practice guidelines as outlined in the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Valid Australian Drivers’ licence,
  • Construction Industry Safety Induction (White Card)

Desirable Criteria

The following criteria will be considered favourably:

  • Active research interests and involvement with professional bodies.
  • Specialist skills such as artefact analysis, GIS, surveying, geomorphology, geoarchaeology, geochronology, historical research, archival photographic recording and/or heritage interpretation.

What we offer

You will have the support and opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise with our passionate, multi-disciplined team located across our offices and a competitive salary package commensurate with experience. In addition to this, we offer:

  • Vibrant and friendly environment with a relaxed, but fast-paced atmosphere
  • Opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team 
  • Great projects to work on
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Professional and personal development opportunities

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please provide your CV (a maximum of two pages), the details of two referees, and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Applications are submitted via the ‘APPLY’ link on Applications close 5.00pm, 30 August 2019.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have in a consulting role?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • How many years of project management experience do you have?

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