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Principal Consultant, Archaeology and Heritage Team

  WSP in the UK in Birmingham or London
   Competitive salary (BAJR Approved)
  Apply before: 31/07/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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As Principal Consultant you will be responsible for the management and delivery of complex infrastructure and development projects. Initially you will be working on the HS2 Phase 1 North Section Enabling Works Programme. This is the largest infrastructure project in the country.

The appointment of a Principal Heritage Consultant is key to our heritage team’s development and will require the combination of high level technical expertise and knowledge of archaeology and heritage with commercial and business acumen. As a principal you will be expected to lead our most complex and challenging projects from planning and other consent applications, deliver for EIAs and bespoke archaeological strategies and works for developments and infrastructure. Much of your work will need to be able to withstand the test of public inquiry. Preferably, you will have a specialism, skill or area of knowledge that contributes to the development of the team and our wider business. Working together with our new Technical Director and the heritage team you will contribute to the strategic development of our heritage services.

Initially you will be working on the HS2 Phase 1 North Section Enabling Works Programme. This is the largest infrastructure project in the country and presents significant challenges. We are looking for someone who will rise to the challenge in order to deliver an outstanding project. You will be responsible for various grades of consultant working within the project team. 

Not only will you have a track record of successful project delivery, strong communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with a range of clients and peers, you will have the drive and imagination to identify and pursue business development and marketing opportunities.


¦    BA Degree in Archaeology 

¦    Relevant postgraduate qualification 
¦    Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology (MCIfA)


¦    Professional archaeological report writing 
¦    Significant project management experience (project, financial and staff management)
¦    Competitive tendering 
¦    Technical report quality assurance
¦    Stakeholder and client liaison 
¦    Archaeological fieldwork

¦    Experience of public enquiry / expert witness 
¦    Demonstrable experience of playing a key role in the development of heritage services

Knowledge and Skills

¦    Robust knowledge of UK archaeology and history
¦    Full knowledge of the planning process (including EIA) and fully conversant with the relevant environmental / heritage legislation and guidance
¦    Proven ability to undertake archaeological assessments using bespoke and industry standard methodologies
¦    Excellent writing skills
¦    Full Drivers’ Licence

¦    Strong technical knowledge and skills within a particular area of expertise


¦    Good communicator and team player
¦    Highly motivated 
¦    Conscientious and efficient approach to work

To apply for this role please email your CV and cover letter to 




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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