EMM Consulting Pty Limited (EMM) is a leading employee-owned planning and environment consultancy, which includes a large team of embedded heritage specialists working throughout Australia and internationally, from offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra.

EMM is led by highly experienced professionals who are leaders in their fields, with a number having held senior national or international positions. They are supported by a talented team from a range of disciplines. Our skills are combined to help clients achieve their objectives in ways that contribute to sustainable outcomes. Currently, we are involved in the investigation and assessment of some of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia, including Snowy 2.0 and the proposed Dungowan and Mole River dams

Our goal is to “create opportunities” for you, the business and our clients. We want to help you achieve your career goals and aspirations by supporting you with ongoing learning and development and industry memberships. You will also be part of company who are committed and focussed on innovation and smart solutions.

With our rapidly growing team, we currently have an opportunity for an experienced and passionate heritage/archaeological professional, with 10+ years relevant experience, to join our team. This role has the potential to be based in either our Brisbane or Melbourne offices, and will provide you with the opportunity to provide assistance nationwide as part of our national team, as well as growing business in your local market.

In this role you will work primarily on Aboriginal heritage projects, however with our team structure, you will also participate (and ideally have experience) in historical and/or built heritage projects, both field and office based.

This position will suit a highly motivated and experienced individual with well-developed research, writing, analytical, project management and technical skills, who enjoys working in a close-knit, supportive team environment. You will be involved in managing and implementing projects, preparing proposals, liaising with clients and the community as well as your colleagues at EMM. An understanding of relevant State heritage legislation is desirable.

Key functions of the position will include:

  • Acting as Project Director and/or Project Manager with responsibility for project delivery including monitoring project budgets, tracking schedules and outputs and outcome evaluation;
  • Leading the preparation of winning bids/tenders;
  • Leading the preparation of high quality, accurate and consistent reports and deliverables;
  • Supervising and mentoring our developing talent;
  • Client liaison and business development; and
  • Actively contributing to a positive and inclusive team and business culture.

We welcome applications from individuals with relevant experience who can demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Appropriate Tertiary degree (anthropology, archaeology, history, heritage studies, as appropriate) with Honours or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ archaeological/heritage experience ideally gained from within a consulting environment, or related industry;
  • Demonstrated experience in client liaison, project management, directing project teams, working to deadlines within budget constraints, engaging and managing subcontractors, reviewing technical reports;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage management in Australia;
  • Demonstrated experience in Aboriginal community consultation;
  • Demonstrated experience in field investigations and recording, research, impact assessment and statutory approvals (eg cultural heritage management plans, Aboriginal heritage impact permits, etc);
  • Ability to manage own time and priorities and assist the rest of the team to meet project objectives in a deadline driven work environment;
  • Ability to work within a high functioning virtual national team and in alignment with EMM’s culture, values and vision; and
  • Have a current valid unrestricted driver’s licence and Construction Industry Safety Induction (White Card).

The following criteria will also be considered favourably:

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

EMM is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in its workplace. We understand that everyone’s personal circumstances vary and recognise the importance of offering flexibility in working arrangements for our people. We offer the ability to purchase additional annual leave, promote flexible work hours and foster working from home arrangements to ensure that we attract and retain a diverse and dynamic workforce.

We welcome your application if you desire to work with passionate professionals in an environment with a highly positive and inclusive culture and meet the above requirements.

If you meet the stated competencies, please submit your application via email to careers@emmconsulting.com.au. Please quote reference “Heritage 0620“. To have your application considered it must include a tailored covering letter addressing the required key competencies and a full professional CV. Applications close on Monday 30 November, 2020.

EMM is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

  • Only those with a legal right to work in Australia will be considered for this opportunity.
  • Unsolicited resumes from recruitment consultants will not be accepted.

For more information about EMM please visit our website www.emmconsulting.com.au