Senior Cultural Heritage Advisor

About ARTC

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) plays a critical role in the national transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia. Managing and operating more than 8,500 km of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, makes ARTC one of Australia's largest rail network owners.

The Inland Rail Program is a 1700km rail infrastructure project stretching from Brisbane to Melbourne incorporating new and existing rail track. The program includes the upgrading of existing standard gauge track, the enhancement of existing standard gauge track to cater for double stacking and the construction of new standard gauge links comprising of viaducts, tunnels, rail track, crossings and bridges. More information relating to the project can be found here: Inland Rail

About the opportunity

The Senior Cultural Heritage Advisor is responsible for supporting the successful delivery of complex Inland Rail transport infrastructure projects in New South Wales, by being part of the team managing Indigenous and Non-indigenous Cultural Heritage.  The role will support the assessment and management of cultural heritage across the Inland Rail program’s projects in New South Wales for the approvals process and during construction and operation.

Other responsibilities within the role:

  • Ensure surveys and field work are undertaken in accordance with relevant Heritage Management Plans and monitor and track compliance of HMPs.
  • Assist in supporting successful engagement of and negotiations with relevant indigenous parties.
  • Provide guidance to Project Managers on day-to-day cultural heritage management requirements regarding relevant legislation and ARTC internal processes.
  • Register and update information in GIS databases relating to the location, significance and condition of sites, to ensure that internal and external stakeholders can access accurate and timely information.

This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to a diverse and unique range of responsibilities on Australia's largest infrastructure project. This role will be ideal for someone who relishes building rapport and developing strong and effective relationships to get the best outcomes.

About you

To ensure success in this position, applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and State Indigenous cultural heritage legislation, regulation, policy, and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated consultation and stakeholder management skills, including a demonstrated ability to liaise with and foster effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders such as indigenous parties, heritage conservation groups, government officials and other parties while exercising sound judgement and appropriate discretion.
  • Demonstrated facilitation, negotiation and conflict management skills for the management of cross-cultural issues.
  • High level of personal organisation, written communication skills and project management skills with the ability to work independently without supervision, and in a team environment.
  • Candidates should excel in project management and budget development/control and should have commercial and risk management awareness.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and proven ability to implement Workplace, Health and Safety practices throughout all aspects of daily work activities.
  • Current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel and be on site for short periods of time.

What you’ll be joining

  • You will join one of the largest infrastructure programs in Australia.
  • This project will generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in local investment, boosting regional economies and communities right along the alignment.
  • Inland Rail is proud to have over 40% female representation and we would like to see these numbers grow.
  • Inland Rail is an Agile working environment in our State-of-the Art office embracing flexible working conditions.
  • Inland Rail adopted a collaborative approach to the delivery of the project, leading all parties involved to work toward the same goal. This fosters the displayed behaviours of Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Reliability.

Our Organisation and Culture

Inland Rail is an equal opportunity employer. Inland Rail will transform how we move goods around Australia – better connecting producers to markets and creating new opportunities for businesses, industries and regional community. The values that drive us and the work we deliver in the program incorporate Future Thinking, Active Engagement, No Harm and Results. We welcome like-minded individuals who value our culture.

At Inland Rail, we celebrate, support, and thrive on attracting people from all horizons and walks of life for the benefit of our employees, our program, and our community. ARTC is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to submit their details to us.

All employment is decided based on suitability to the role, cultural fit, merit, and business needs.

Apply Now

If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you have been looking for please apply online today.

As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment criminal history, reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.

Please note that applications are reviewed from point of advertising so don’t delay your application.

Date posted: August 23, 2023
Closing date: December 31, 2023

Brisbane Permanent - Full-time
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