Heritage specialist

The Heritage Specialist assesses the heritage impacts of proposed development applications and provides expert advice to Council .The officer constructively negotiates with applicants and other stakeholders to ensure that quality heritage outcomes are delivered in private and public sector projects.

Heritage Specialist

Key accountabilities
  • Advise on the heritage implications of development proposals and prepare written assessments in response to requests from Council staff.
  • Appear for the Council as a heritage expert in Land and Environment Court matters as required.
  • Liaise within the Planning Assessments Unit and with other Council divisions and staff to ensure that projects comply with Council policies and practices regarding design excellence, sustainability, heritage, accessibility, detail and materials and maintenance.
  • Determine that development consent conditions have been satisfied prior to Construction Certificate issues.
  • Provide direction and feedback to other staff to develop their skills in identifying and referring heritage issues.
  • Commit to and operate in accordance with the Unit’s operational systems including project management and document management systems and procedures and contribute to the ongoing evolution and improvement of the Unit’s systems and processes.
Key challenges

Given that the volume of incoming development assessment tasks cannot be readily controlled, the key challenges for the Heritage Specialist include:
  • Delivering accurate and consistent work while dealing with multiple tasks and time constraints;
  • Stablishing and maintaining effective partnerships with multiple stakeholders and consulting effectively to solve problems and help applicants deliver optimal heritage outcomes; and
  • Raising the awareness and knowledge of good heritage practice among internal and external stakeholders;

Apply now please snd through your word format CV to nevien.yanes@igniteco.com or Call Nevien Yanes on 0402421851
Sydney (Sydney)
Construction & Architecture
Nevien Yanes