Heritage Consultant– QLD (location flexible)

The opportunity!

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Heritage Consultant to join our QLD Cultural Heritage team. The role is responsible for providing technical heritage consulting services, including fieldwork, Aboriginal community stakeholder, client liaison and technical advice.

The successful candidate will ideally work from either our Brisbane or Cairns offices, though we have flexible working arrangements for people located in other locations, which will also be fully considered.

About you

We are seeking someone with 3+ years’ experience and a strong interest and developing their skillset in Aboriginal cultural heritage management in QLD. You will be able to demonstrate your experience in field-based Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys and/or excavations, undertaking consultation with Aboriginal community representatives, undertaking due diligence assessments, and preparing cultural heritage reports. Experience gained in a cultural heritage consulting environment would be looked upon very favourably. Your ability and willingness to travel to remote work locations, as required, would also be highly regarded.

A working knowledge of and experience with local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to Aboriginal cultural heritage management in QLD is a critical part of the role. In particular, 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
  • Senior support is available to ensure you can grow in your role with us. 
  • 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 3000 projects to clients across Australia. Our 85+ 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.   

How to apply

If you are interested in this fantastic career opportunity, please submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the key requirements to careers@niche-eh.com.

Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing.  

COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace

Niche is committed to the wellbeing of its staff, contractors and clients. In order to provide a safe workplace for all, Niche has in place, a Policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to access our offices and attend other Niche worksites (subject to any medical exemption). Evidence of vaccination will only be required for during the onboarding process.

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence. Niche is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where diversity is embraced, and we encourage qualified candidates. You must have the right to work in Australia to be considered for this role.