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Senior/ Principal Archaeologist( Flexible across UK)

  1. West Midlands, York, Epsom, Bristol
R-111002

Senior/Principal Archaeological Consultant based in York, Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Heritage Practice within the Environment Business of AtkinsRéalis.  We are seeking an experienced Senior or Principal Consultant to join our nation-wide team of historic environment specialists, based out of our York, Birmingham, Bristol or Epsom office. The role will primarily be responsible for the project management and sub-project management of archaeological deliverables for clients in the energy, defence, transport, water, buildings & places markets.  These projects are usually associated with large development frameworks and mega masterplanning schemes. This will include working on some of the largest and most exciting archaeological projects currently in the pipeline, including Lower Thames Crossing, A303 Stonehenge as well as a number of major water, energy and utilities projects.

The role will require managing and working with multi-disciplinary teams, including designers, engineers, sustainability and environmental specialists. The role will also include management of wider heritage outputs, including advising on heritage constraints and mitigation, particularly in respect of highly sensitive built heritage and historic landscapes.

AtkinsRéalis Heritage

AtkinsRéalis Heritage is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Our team offers a wide range of heritage services nationally and internationally and has specialists based throughout the UK who manage a portfolio of heritage and archaeological projects. Our team of experts include archaeologists, heritage managers & built heritage experts who deliver historic environment advice, work with heritage stakeholders and solve client problems to achieve consent for their schemes. The work is varied, fast-paced and for high profile schemes and clients; including national governments, statutory agencies and private developers. We have an excellent reputation for innovation and imaginative engagement. 

The Role

We welcome applications from people with an experienced career background in archaeological delivery as well as the wider historic environment.  The role requires providing advice to designers / masterplanners / architects on large development schemes that affect our most sensitive historic environment and particularly archaeological assets..  Applicants will ideally have worked in consultancy andarchaeological environments at a senior level or show the potential to take on a new senior role.  They should have good commercial awareness, business skills and knowledge of archaeological best practice in the UK. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong communication and collaboration skills as well as enjoying working in large multi-disciplinary teams.

In this role, you will be a archaeological technical advisor and will be expected to manage archaeological and heritage teams delivering projects of varying scales, for a diverse range of clients. The candidate will have the opportunity to shape and direct historic environment and archaeological strategies and research approaches on some of the most sensitive and important heritage sites across the UK and internationally.  .

The role also requires a strong contribution to our archaeology net zero, digital and heritage social value technical working groups.

Job responsibilities would include:

  • Managing heritage specialists and being archaeological and heritage technical advisor for projects;
  • Providing technical advice to a range of clients and internal teams on a diverse range of projects and within a range of consenting regimes (Town and Country Planning Act, Development Consent Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders, Hybrid Bills etc.);
  • Writing and editing policy documents; heritage and particularly archaeological strategies, heritage baseline reports;
  • Providing heritage management advice; contributing to design optioneering and preferred options / feasibility;
  • Supporting growth of Heritage team and taking on responsibilities for working in specific markets / with particular clients
  • Contributing to the quality assurance process as a checker or reviewer to sign off heritage reports and project deliverables;
  • Problem solving and assessing heritage constraints and opportunities to inform and influence archaeological mitigation and scheme design;
  • Consulting and liaising with heritage stakeholders, client project teams and project environmental experts and other project specialists;
  • Supporting decision making on bids, producing fee proposals and providing technical inputs on tenders.

Experience and skills requirements

Qualifications

  • Relevant Masters level, or higher qualification in a recognised historic environment discipline or considerable experience in the heritage (and particularly archaeological) sector akin to this level of qualification.

Essential

  • Ability to work and travel on AtkinsRéalis’ business;
  • Previous experience of working on large-scale projects / or in sensitive heritage locations;
  • Solid background in all aspect of archaeological and heritage management;
  • Good working knowledge of UK heritage and history;
  • Experience in a commercial archaeological environment;
  • Experience of working in the UK and UK planning system and historic environment legislation;
  • Experience of the consenting process for  scheduled monuments and listed buildings;
  • Experience of negotiating, scoping, designing and costing archaeological programmes;
  • Specialist subject / area of expertise in archaeology and/or heritage;
  • Full, clean, UK driving licence; and
  • Health and Safety experience.

Desired

  • Member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA);
  • Commercial skills;
  • Good working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages and QGIS.
  • Project management experience; and

The Individual

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong technical knowledge and skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Accomplished communication skills;
  • Capable of working under pressure with the ability to meet critical deadlines;
  • Innovation in approach to heritage matters; and
  • Willingness to learn and to mentor others.

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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