Principal Archaeology Consultant

Principal Archaeology Consultant

London or York

Up to £48,000 

The Role: 

The Principal Historic Environment Consultant will contribute to the provision of historic environment (archaeological and heritage) planning services to our clients on their development projects across the UK. This will include a range of responsibilities, including the management of projects and clients, production of Heritage Statements, Environmental Statement chapters, and supporting documentation for DCO applications, as well as producing or supporting with the production of archaeological desk-based assessments and Written Schemes of Investigation. You will provide advice to clients on the potential heritage and archaeological requirements of their projects at every stage, as well as producing detailed fee quotes and tender responses as required, to be agreed with the Directors of the Archaeology and Heritage Team. You will also liaise with LPAs and other stakeholders to agree suitable schemes of archaeological work. This position may include the line management of prospective new team members as they are appointed. Therefore, excellent written and oral communication skills are key.

You will provide support for our projects and other disciplines within the company nationally, and this will require travel and overnight stays on occasion.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Management and production of Heritage Statements/Heritage Impact Assessments
  • Management and production of Cultural Heritage Chapters for Environmental Statements
  • Production of supporting information for DCO projects
  • Production/support for archaeological Desk-based Assessments, and all associated research
  • Management and production of archaeological Written Schemes of Investigation
  • Editing sub-contractor and third-party reports
  • Production of GIS and CAD figures
  • Providing advice to clients on the archaeological/heritage implications of proposed developments, including design and layout input
  • Quoting for work and providing input into multi-disciplinary tenders
  • Production of evidence for hearing/inquiries is desirable
The role will include:
  • Providing positive support to members of the Archaeology and Heritage team and the company as a whole on projects
  • Implement brand, marketing and communication strategies in line with the Company business
  • Project Management of archaeology, heritage and other specific projects
  • Provide technical oversight
  • Ensure Company policies, systems and procedures are implemented and followed
  • Holding self and others to account
Qualifications & Training

IHBC Full membership of the CIFA (MCIfA)

Experience Experience of the production of Cultural Heritage Environmental Statement Chapters and the EIA process Production of heritage statements, and all associated research and site visits Quoting for work and providing input into multi-disciplinary tenders Experience of liaising with clients, LPAs and stakeholders Excellent report writing skills Excellent CAD and GIS skills Working as part of wider multi-disciplinary teams Clean driving licence Travel across UK with overnight stays as required Experience of contributing to archaeological and heritage desk-based assessments Experience of managing archaeological fieldwork Archaeological fieldwork and survey experience Experience of working on large-scale renewable energy and/or infrastructure projects Experience of mentoring and training staff Management of project finances – budget, sub-contractors quotes, invoicing Desire to train and mentor new and existing members of the archaeology and heritage team Experience of managing project teams Desire to undertake, or have experience of, historic building recording

Key Skills 
  • Software Knowledge Microsoft Office Experience with AutoCAD and industry standard GIS software (QGIS or ArcGIS)
  • Experience with Adobe suite of software
  • Competencies (see Interview Guidance Notes)
  • Numeracy and literacy skills Drive and ambition
  • Competence in using Microsoft Office especially Excel Proactive and Willing to learn
  • Attention to detail Positive Attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Team Working
  • Report Writing Enthusiastic
  • Financial project management Ability to work autonomously

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