Manager – Heritage: QLD

Empowering people to reimagine a sustainable future.

An opportunity awaits for an established leader with experience in Heritage consulting services who will play a lead role in steering and growing our Queensland Heritage team. A key position in our management team, the Heritage Manager will be responsible for implementing strategies that are designed to achieve not only the goals of our QLD team but align them with Niche’s strategic direction. Equally important, this role is key in managing and nurturing our QLD heritage team by fostering a culture of collaboration and learning where team members can ‘master their craft’. 

Our management team is currently led by our Head of Operations, Luke Baker who has over 15 years of experience in fields of natural area restoration, weed management and ecological consulting. Working with Niche will provide you with exposure to guiding your team through complex cultural heritage projects working closely with our key clients and Aboriginal representatives and communities. Our Heritage team has collected and preserved several thousands of artefacts from the Cross River Rail Project and more recently, our Heritage projects have taken us into linear infrastructure projects and into renewable energy sector including providing EIS’ on pumped hydro, battery storage and wind farm projects.

This position is ideal for an individual who is recognised as a thought leader and technical expert in the Australian Heritage space and who is ready to work with a company that is focused celebrating future growth.

About you:

Experience and qualifications the ideal candidate will bring to this role:

  • A degree and/or a postgraduate qualification with a focus on Australian archaeology, anthropology or cultural heritage management.
  • Experience working under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003.
  • Working knowledge with Commonwealth heritage laws, other QLD laws including the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Queensland Heritage Act 1992, and local heritage planning requirements. 
  • Strong people management and emotional intelligence skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate, engage others, influence culture, and provide strong direction.
  • Empowers team members to contribute and extend their knowledge, celebrating each team members’ achievement as they occur.
  • Motivates team members and creates a culture of learning where team members can come and ‘master their craft’.
  • Ability to coach and lead team members through complex projects from beginning to end.
  • Well-developed ability and willingness to interpret and explain complex technical issues to all levels of staff and to clients.
  • Excellent and proven experience in communicating with a range of stakeholders including Aboriginal community representatives
What can we offer you:

At Niche, we recognise the importance of making sure those who choose to represent us are well cared for. It’s part of our core values and makes us who we are. Come grow with us and you can enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • Our well-established hybrid work model (in-office & from home), our offices are always open to you, balancing flexibility and connection.
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
  • Support for your Professional Development, covering costs and time so you can focus on your own professional growth. 
  • Our people know the best people and are rewarded for this through our generous employee referral program.
  • Employee Assistance Program that lets you access support no matter where you may be. Our EAP providers offer post-natal nutrition advice, employee counselling and coaching service for you and your family.
  • Mentoring program so you can build on your own skills as well as learn and impart new.
  • Celebrating our staff through our anniversary awards scheme.
  • Wellbeing program that includes mental health awareness month, flu vaccinations, Covid vaccinations, blood donation leave and much more
About us:

Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specialising 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 100+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

Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing.  

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.