Senior Archaeologist | Umwelt

Talent Nation have partnered with Umwelt Australia Pty Ltd , leaders in the provision of high quality environmental, and community consulting services, to deliver a number of critical environmental and sustainability roles across their Australian offices. To see the other positions currently available with their organisation, refer to our jobs page.

Senior Archaeologist

Newcastle, NSW

The company

Umwelt is committed to delivering high quality multi-disciplinary, environmental and social consulting services, boasting over 25 years’ experience in these areas. They have completed thousands of projects spanning, urban development, infrastructure, mining and quarrying and defence sectors for private, state and commonwealth clients. They are a well-respected organisation, with a reputation for producing the highest quality outcomes and offering flexible services tailored to the individual needs of each client.

In all aspects they seek to drive sustainable outcomes by balancing social, environmental and economic challenges. They believe their strengths lie within their professional consultancy and technical leadership – the skills and experience of their people being what really sets them apart.

The role

Umwelt are seeking to appoint a Senior Archaeologist to provide delivery of Aboriginal cultural heritage/archaeological projects and historical archaeological projects. This work will include scoping, planning, managing and actively completing projects to provide a fully integrated outcome. The successful applicant will be a ‘self-starter’, with strong commitment skills and the ability to seek out relevant data and other information required for effective project work and reporting.

This role presents a fabulous opportunity for a Senior Archaeologist to undertake and support a wide range of Aboriginal cultural heritage/archaeological projects and historical archaeological projects primarily located throughout NSW.

About you

You are a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Archaeologist who will bring at least 5 years previous relevant working experience, as well as sound knowledge of State and Commonwealth legislation. With tertiary qualifications in Archaeology (Honours degree or higher as a minimum) you will have demonstrated experience in:

  • Management of Aboriginal and historical archaeological projects
  • Consultation with Aboriginal parties
  • Preparation of robust and defendable reports, including Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessments, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plans, Statements of Heritage Impact, Historical Archaeological Assessments, Archival Recordings and Salvage Reports
  • Obtaining and implementing Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit, Excavation Permits and Exemption/Exceptions
  • Archaeological surveys, test excavation, monitoring, excavation, recording and analysis of artefacts
  • Working with statutory authorities, including the Office of Environment and Heritage, Heritage Division and local councils;


The rewards

This opportunity is a genuine career role for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Archaeologist looking to continue to develop their leadership skills and experience. It provides the chance to work alongside well-recognised professionals and to lead and mentor other high-quality staff members. It is also an opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects, and provides an attractive remuneration package.

Umwelt strives to provide a workplace where people enjoy working together, support those around them and have pride in what they achieve. They believe their greatest asset is respect for the integrity of their staff and business, and as such provide a safe and positive work environment that encourages both personal and professional growth. They invest a lot into the wellbeing of their employees and actively promote a flexible work environment. They have recently instigated an Employee Share Plan, as they believe the future of their organisation sits with their staff. There has never been a better time to join this 100% Australian owned success story.


For a confidential discussion contact Kate Faulkner on 03 9600 0115 or apply using the forms below quoting ‘Senior Archaeologist’. Please direct any general enquiries to