Project Controller

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Use your experience to make a positive impact

Niche is a leading consultancy specialising in natural capital and offsetting, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, heritage management, environmental planning, management and approvals, and spatial services.

Our purpose is to empower people to create a sustainable future.

We’re looking for a Project Controller to join our Operations team and support the delivery of projects by a diverse community of talented, innovative technical experts and strategic advisors. Our people are proud to do work that matters, to make an impact working on some of the most consequential, challenging, and inspiring projects in their industry.

Find your Niche – a place you can thrive

From the start of our business in 2009, we have trusted our people with the flexibility they need to structure work around their lives and the autonomy to deliver their projects from end to end. On any given day our people will be working from home, in the field, or from one of our offices located across the east coast of Australia.  

We value your expertise and ensure you have the systems, support, and tools to do what you do best. Whatever your role with Niche, you can take advantage of:

Time for your wellbeing, personal development, and family

  • Additional paid leave to support your health, wellbeing, development, and personal fulfilment
  • Spend time with family or friends, volunteer in your community, or work on a personal project  
  • Competitive parental leave policy to support parents and carers

Recognition for your time and effort

  • Competitive in-field TIL policy, and incentives/allowances to recognise your time in the field  
  • Competitive total rewards package and allowances

Support to master your craft

  • A network of peers, mentors, leaders, senior specialists, and experts accessible through our buddy and mentoring programs
  • Flexible career pathways to progress in both technical and people leadership streams
  • Financial assistance and leave to support your continuing professional development.

Check out our Careers page for more information.

About the role

Niche is a company that has experienced continuous growth year on year. We have a dynamic and resourceful team located on the east coast of Australia.  

The Project Controller role sits within the newly established Project Management Office (PMO) and is part of the Niche Operations team.  

The Project Controller role is a key member of the project team and works directly with Niche’s project managers to provide project assistance with project financials and administration, plus and support of the delivery of projects across the business. Project Controllers assist with setting up projects, defining project goals and objectives; creating and maintain a project's budget and schedule, analyse progress reported against the work schedules; identifying project risks and recommend actions to improve progress. The Project Controller will also assist the PMO to develop new ways of working and improvements to how we can manage and deliver projects.  

What will make us a great match

This role will best suit someone who will take pride in supporting a diverse range of projects (with prior experience ideally within a consulting or professional services environment) and have a great understanding of project financials and requirements throughout the project lifecycle. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and be able to analyse project financials and metrics to identify project issues before they arise and be proactive in jumping in to assist our Project Managers to ensure projects are delivered successfully.

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Project Controls role, ideally within a consulting or professional services firm  
  • A thorough understanding of project management processes  
  • A can-do attitude to providing solutions on projects and assisting Project Managers
  • You must possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and develop excellent working relationships with clients, and other internal and external stakeholders. 

About Niche and the team

At Niche, we look to the future and ask how we can empower people to make a positive difference and to solve clients’ problems in a way that balances a need for development with respect for heritage and reliance upon our environment.

Niches operations team includes a team of finance and project controls, who are committed to ensuring heritage and ecology projects run smoothly and effectively and supporting project excellence.  

The role will report to Peter Taylor – Project Manager Lead and PMO Manager.

Peter has decades of experience working in consulting and on hundreds of projects. The role will also work alongside our existing Project Controls team and Business Analyst. The team are passionate about project management excellence and supporting Niches PMs in mastering their PM craft.

How to apply

If this sounds like a great fit, click the apply button and submit your CV and cover letter addressing the key requirements.  

Niche is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified candidates of all differences to apply. Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing. We also recognise the same recruitment process doesn’t fit all, so if you require any accommodations or adjustments, simply let us know at the time you apply.

Applicants are required to have the right to work in Australia to be considered for this opportunity.