Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Sydney


Senior Consultant – Historical Archaeology/Heritage

- Flexible and dynamic environment
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts & leaders
- Deliver projects across a diverse range of industries & clients
- Be truly influential in strategically advising clients
- Brand new Sydney CBD office The Opportunity

A unique opportunity has opened for an experienced Senior Historic Archaeologist to play an important role in Urbis’ recently established archaeology team based in the Sydney office, servicing Urbis offices nationally and internationally, supported by the existing team of 20 built heritage and archaeology consultants with a great culture and collaborative environment.

We are looking for a lateral thinker and outstanding communicator seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects for a diverse range of private and public sector clients. As a senior member of the heritage team, you will be involved across a diverse, high profile and challenging range of projects.

About You

As a Senior Consultant you will have at least 5 years’ experience in historical archaeology and heritage management with a demonstrated in-depth understanding of Archaeology and Heritage principles in NSW and an ability to provide advice to clients on a range of projects. Strong knowledge of legislative requirements under the NSW Heritage Act 1977, relevant guidelines and compliance. The ability to prepare high quality archaeological assessments, various complexity of fieldworks including site surveys and archaeological excavations, with the option to contribute to multidisciplinary archaeological field programs involving Aboriginal archaeology as well. The ability to lead archaeological excavation for local and state significant sites as an approved Excavation Director under the relevant guidelines of the Heritage Council would be highly regarded.

As a Senior Archaeologist, your responsibilities will include:

- Advanced understanding of historic heritage and archaeology principles and statutory requirements; and the ability to provide practical advice on a range of archaeology and heritage subjects;
- Ability to undertake historical archaeological assessments and prepare permit applications under the Heritage Act 1977 including s60, s139 and s140;
- Mentoring, directing and assisting junior staff with project specific tasks;
- Working across a wide range of applications with proven ability to develop proposals, tenders & submissions for potential projects;
- Demonstrating high quality in report writing and communication skills;
- Ability to work towards deadlines and disciplined approach towards project milestones;
- Working alongside other professionals on a range of multi-disciplinary projects, working to specification, to deadlines, within budget and with a commercial outcome;
- Preparing weekly timesheets and input to monthly accounts;
- Managing own and other team members time in line with budgets;
- Contributing to the continuous improvement of occupational health and safety, and promote compliance by others; and
- Ability or potential to meet requirements of Excavation Director under theHeritage Act 1977 is desirable but not essential. This position would suit someone with a combination of the following core competencies:

- Tertiary qualifications in archaeology, heritage management, heritage conservation or similar.
- Demonstrated experience and strong track record with a similar role at similar level.
- Experienced user of Microsoft Office applications.
- Advanced user of hand-held GPS navigation units and digital photo recording. Who we are Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance, all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

Working across the areas of urban planning, design, policy, heritage, archaeology, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

Our offer
Working for Urbis means working with individuals who are passionate about what they do. It’s a place where you are encouraged to share your ideas in a professional but friendly office environment. To find out more about our company visit our website at .

Urbis is a firm that truly values its people and as such, provides a broad range of benefits which include a competitive remuneration package, salary continuance insurance, regular social activities, health and wellbeing programs and ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

Urbis is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, supports flexibility, and welcomes diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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