Cultural Heritage Manager
Consultant Oliver Molinari
Date posted 21 February 20181 Farrer place Sydney 2000 Robert Walters Australia
ARTC plays a critical role in the transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia. With over 8500 kms of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, ARTC is one of Australia's largest rail network owners. The Inland Rail Programme is a 1710km rail infrastructure project stretching from Brisbane to Melbourne incorporating new and existing rail track. The programme 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: http://inlandrail.artc.com.au.
Working with the Environmental Manager, Environmental Advisors and Project Managers, the Cultural Heritage Manager will coordinate the successful delivery of complex Inland Rail transport infrastructure projects by assisting in the management of the environmental impact assessment process and construction As part of the relevant Commonwealth and State Environmental Assessment processes, the Cultural Heritage Manager will be responsible for the stakeholder relationships, coordination of the assessment and management of indigenous, non-indigenous and shared cultural heritage across the Inland Rail programme’s projects.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Facilitate the necessary indigenous and non-indigenous heritage input into the relevant project primary approval (e.g. EIS) processes;
- Coordinate the engagement of and facilitate negotiations with relevant indigenous parties and their legal representatives;
- Manage and facilitate the engagement and workshops with relevant indigenous parties and non-indigenous heritage groups in collaboration with consultant study teams to gain comprehensive insights into the presence and distribution of places and items of indigenous and non-indigenous cultural heritage significance;
- Manage the assessment and any required mitigation strategies and conservation techniques for a broad range of identified heritage sites associated with Inland Rail projects;
- Provide information to communities and stakeholders on indigenous, non-indigenous and shared heritage issues as required/directed to facilitate the requirements of the environmental assessment processes for Inland Rail’s projects;
- Provide advice to internal stakeholders on appropriate protocols and contacts for Indigenous community consultation and access; within existing governance frameworks, policies and guidelines;
- Monitor and report on construction performance to ensure that the relevant Cultural Heritage Management Plans are implemented effectively.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Commonwealth and State indigenous and non-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 experience in the identification and recording of Indigenous objects and places of cultural significance including a capacity for data entry, mapping and maintenance of information systems;
- Demonstrated experience in the identification, assessment and management of non-indigenous heritage items;
- Previous experience in managing heritage issues and assessments as part of formal environmental planning approval processes and construction;
- Exceptional negotiation and conflict management skills for the management of cross-cultural issues;
- Current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel and be on site for extended periods of time (1 week+).
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check.
Appointment is subject to ARTC's medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol free working environment.
**Please note that any direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Oliver Molinari at Robert Walters for consideration.**
To apply please click apply or call Oliver Molinari on +61 (7) 3032 2291 for a confidential discussion.