Consultant/Senior Archaeologist (Western Sydney).

Biosis is seeking an experienced archaeologist to join our expanding New South Wales heritage team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic leading consultancy which provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.

From our newly established Western Sydney office, you will contribute to a number of exciting heritage projects across NSW, playing a key role in managing large and complex projects while developing, leading and maintaining major client relationships. You will also contribute to project work through participation in project teams, project management, fieldwork, and client liaison. 

Working closely with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals, you will become an integral member of the NSW heritage team, a key contributor to existing and future projects and a driver for the development of our heritage capabilities in the region.

Biosis employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team of aquatic ecologists, archaeologists, botanists, zoologists, environmental planners and GIS operators.  We also have offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

Our new open plan Western Sydney office is conveniently located in Emu Plains, minutes from a train station and bus stop. 

This position will suit a mid to senior level archaeologist with strong technical skills and the ability to give sound heritage advice and guidance to our clients, undertake heritage assessments and Aboriginal community consultation, manage and participate in projects, produce high level technical reports and proposals and maintain a profile in the professional community as an archaeologist.

To be considered for this role, you must possess the following selection criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in archaeology (Honours level or equivalent)
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in either consulting or the public sector with a focus on Aboriginal heritage
  • Comprehensive interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Experience in project management and budget control
  • Comprehensive report writing and proposal writing skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of Aboriginal heritage assessments, and Commonwealth and NSW legislation and guidelines
  • Experience working independently and as a part of a team
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages
  • A current manual driver’s licence.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience working in the Western Sydney region
  • Experience in historical heritage assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain lasting client relationships
  • Artefact analysis skills (Aboriginal and/or historical)
  • Willingness to work in remote locations
  • Self-motivation with strong time management skills
  • Experience in marketing, business development and client relationship management.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, and a supportive and vibrant work culture. We provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base salary plus super. Our heritage team works collaboratively across the company and you will have the opportunity to be mentored by a range of industry experts within Biosis.

As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Professional development program, including a PD allowance
  • Employee reward and recognition program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Mentorship and development program
  • Study assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Social activities
  • Internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

For more information, contact Louise Reardon on 0488 900 431. 

To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: Louise Reardon at

Position Description

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Applications will close at 9am on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.