Coordinator Heritage

Date: 8 Nov 2023

Location: Sanjiv Ridge, AU

Company: atlasironp

About Us

Atlas Iron is an Australian owned Iron Ore company, mining and exporting direct shipping ore from its operations in WA’s Pilbara Region. Between our Mt Webber, Sanjiv Ridge and Miralga Creek Operations, as well as our active exploration projects, we are expanding into exciting new areas for the future. To support our expanding Operations, we are seeking applications for an outstanding professional to make a difference in our growing team.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Heritage the Coordinator Heritage role is site based and responsible for the on-ground coordination and facilitation of a range of heritage related activities across Atlas’ operations.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Support the implementation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPS) including the implementation of conditions and other initiatives as agreed.
  • Provide support and advice to site-based staff on day-to-day cultural heritage management compliance requirements e.g., Due Diligence Assessment (DDAs) and completing demarcation audits and inspections. 
  • Generate spatial reports that provide accurate and timely heritage information as required.
  • Work with GIS team to ensure heritage spatial data is accurate and up to date.
  • Work with the Environment Team to coordinate Traditional Owner participation in environmental surveys, assist in the assessment of GDPs (Ground Disturbance Permits), closure plans. rehabilitation works, site compliance and monitoring activities.
  • Administration of the Heritage Management Database (HMDB) and associated registers. This includes interpretation and management of historic heritage survey reports for inclusion in the HMDB.
  • Assist to develop and regularly maintain heritage documentation including standards and procedures.
  • Assist with development of heritage and environmental approvals/consents as required by legislation.
  • Coordination, and as required, attendance at heritage and environmental surveys with Traditional Owner groups and their nominated representatives.  This includes assisting to organise logistics.
  • Participate in engagement and relationship consultations with Traditional Owners.
  • Support to advise Traditional Owners of contracting and tendering opportunities.
  • Facilitate on site cultural awareness training.
  • Assist with tracking expenditure against heritage budget.
  • Administration of Monitoring and Liaison Committee (MALC) meetings with Traditional Owner groups.
  • Assist with organising and coordinating initiatives with Traditional Owner ranger programs.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of Traditional Owner community events and initiatives.


About you

You will be a dynamic, self-starter with plenty of enthusiasm and align with our Values of Excellence, Indomitable Spirit, Agility, Trust and Win-Win. You will be an individual who can think outside the box, have an eye for detail with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.


To be successful in this role, you will have:


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a Heritage Coordinator/Advisor role or similar.
  • Bachelor’s degree qualifications or higher in Environmental, Archaeological, Ethnographic or another related field
  • 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 Traditional Owner groups, relevant internal stakeholders, 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to be respectful of other cultures, beliefs and traditions.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Traditional Owners preferably in the Pilbara region of WA, in cultural heritage, social surroundings, archaeological/ethnographic or similar consultations and projects.
  • Sound understanding of Commonwealth and State Indigenous cultural heritage legislation, regulation, policy, and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of the Native Title Act 1993, Environmental Protection Act 1993 and the Land Administration Act 1997 is desirable.
  • High level of communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and understand stakeholder issues and concerns as they impact a mining company.
  • Outstanding organisational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks while effectively and efficiently managing their output.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact professionally with colleagues, clients and associates at all times.
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to work without supervision and make independent decisions.
  • Flexible in approach with an adaptive style to suit changing workplace requirements.

About Joining

Atlas Iron provides a competitive remuneration package including attractive incentive programme, flexible work arrangements, industry leading COVID response, genuine fun friendly team culture, and career development opportunities. The average tenure of its staff pays testament to the excellent team culture. Join a growing company, where you can make a difference!


Atlas Iron offers an array of opportunities to great employees – there has never been a better time to join.


Atlas is an equal opportunity employer and we endeavour to attract and retain a diverse workforce.

We thus encourage females, Aboriginal Australians, those identifying as LGBTIQ+, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.


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