Our working environment
At Niche we have established a team that shares our vision and values, and is typified by intelligent, proactive individuals who are satisfied in the work they do.
Niche is a vibrant, flexible and well organised business that prides itself on caring for and supporting our staff. We are an independently owned and operated consultancy, and our management team are well respected and approachable.
Niche staff work from regional offices in NSW and QLD. Basing our team over a wide geographical area allows us to serve our clients better.
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 for our team to work on a multitude of interesting projects for our clients.
Our approach is underpinned by experience and always governed by our core values of Care, Excellence, Integrity and Trust.
At Niche, we are committed to developing and maintaining exceptional relationships between our own people. We regularly interact with each other during project and field work, and frequent team meetings. Benefits for permanent employees include:
- Employee Assistance Program
- Mentoring program
- Anniversary awards scheme
- Employee referral program
- Flexible working options
- Paid parental leave policy
- Community engagement activities
- Annual all-employee retreat
- Professional learning and development
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Associate Consultant Aboriginal Cultural Heritage – NSW
Senior Ecologists – Offsets/Conservation/Stewardship Sites – NSW
Senior Built Heritage Consultant – NSW
Associate/Principal Level Ecologist – Brisbane/Cairns/Work from Home QLD
If you are interested in working for Niche, but don’t see a suitable role listed, please email your CV and cover letter explaining why we should hire you to email@example.com
In future, the positions we will be recruiting for are:
- Botanists/Accredited BAM Assessors
- Ecological Consultants
- Environmental Approvals Consultants
- Heritage/Archaeological Consultants
- Built/Historic Heritage Consultants
- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultants
- GIS Consultants
At Niche we pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion and diversity is embraced. Operating closely to our mission and our values we aim to foster an environment at Niche where everyone can connect, be empowered and belong.
Meet our team
Rosanna Virzi is one of Niche’s latest recruits joining the Queensland heritage team in July 2022. Rose has five years of experience with heritage and allied environmental projects around Australia.
Luke Stone has over six years of experience as an ecological consultant, specialising in aquatic ecological assessment.
Ben Slack joined Niche’s NSW heritage team as Senior Heritage Consultant, bringing with him seven years of experience as an Aboriginal and historic heritage consultant, along with demonstrated experience consulting in the construction and mining sectors.
Elena Piotto is an experienced heritage consultant specialising in Aboriginal cultural heritage. Elena grew up in sunny Brisbane and has lived and worked in every capital city on the east coast of Australia. When she is not working, Elena loves to read and bushwalk – “a must up in far north Queensland!”.
Stella Quast chose to join Niche’s heritage management team in NSW because of the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in interesting locations, our multidisciplinary team, and flexible work arrangements on offer.
Catriona Graham describes herself as enthusiastic and hardworking with a passion for the outdoors. She strives to bring her dedication and love of archaeology and cultural heritage to all aspects of her work.
Dr Cairo Forrest is a botanist and biodiversity offsetting specialist and part of Niche’s NSW ecology consulting team. He splits his time between fieldwork throughout regional NSW, and office-based work from home or Parramatta.
Neil Berry, GIS Consultant: “Within the GIS team, we’re really excited about what we’re able to do with ArcGIS and what the future of spatial data will bring.”
Anne-marie Ten Hoorn describes her typical working day as a senior environmental consultant in tropical North Queensland. “Much of my day is spent interacting with my clients, and this is the part of my job that I enjoy the most!”
Yogesh Nair is an ecologist specialising in bush regeneration, revegetation and ecological rehabilitation. He’s based at our Sydney head office, with frequent fieldwork taking him to Western and Northern NSW.