SENIOR PROJECT MANAGERS (FIELDWORK)
based in LancasterSalary range £28,339 to £37,183* (based on experience)
Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.
We are seeking to appoint a Project Manager to join our highly successful and respected office at OA North in Lancaster. The work is challenging and varied, with the opportunity to manage exciting projects of national and international importance, and work as part of a large team of multi-disciplinary professionals. Experience on infrastructure projects would be welcomed and heritage management skills would also be advantageous. The successful candidate will report to the OA North Head of Operations.
Whether you are just starting out in project management or have many years of experience we would like to hear from you. OA North’s existing Project Managers have a wealth of expertise and our philosophy of team working and mentoring creates an environment where staff at all stages of their careers can grow and make the most of the amazing opportunities on offer. If you are looking for career advancement and a challenging and satisfying working environment this is the role for you.
This is a full time role based in our Lancaster office.
Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the MCIfA level.
- Expert general knowledge and understanding of archaeology, particularly British archaeology, and the principles, practices, procedures and processes relevant to archaeological investigations.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of current legislation, related policies, issues of practice and strategies for reducing risks in the area of health and safety, as it relates to archaeological investigations and practice.
- Ability to manage archaeological investigations from small to large scale projects and of all levels of complexity, and undertake the full range of investigation tasks and techniques.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of project management procedures, and the ability to undertake project management competently and with confidence, and use project management tools (including the use of spreadsheets and other relevant software).
- Understanding of the various forms of contract (e.g. NEC3, JCT, ICE) under which archaeological investigations may be implemented.
- Well-developed analytical and report writing skills, with a good publication record, to ensure that the investigation primary data and subsequent interpretative data are presented accurately and appropriately.
- Ability to pass on one’s expertise to others including less experienced staff, colleagues, the general public and/or other professionals.
- Well-developed and effective communication skills, including negotiation skills, specifically with clients, stakeholders, staff, management, and colleagues.
- Ability to manage the performance and development of teams or individuals, including allocation of duties, monitor and assess performance, and provide feedback, guidance and training appropriately. This includes the ability to deal with poor performance appropriately.
- Understand and operate according to the principles and practices related to continuous improvement, equal opportunity, team building, leadership, and motivating staff and how these relate to the importance of human resource development and organisational effectiveness.
- Ability to understand and adhere to the organisational structure and lines of accountability relevant to this post and to any specific project.
- Demonstrate a flexible approach and a willingness to innovate.
- Ability to drive.
In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
If you would like to discuss the role and opportunities on offer please contact in complete confidence Alan Lupton, OA North Head of operations, email@example.com (01524 880222).
- Competitive salary £28,339 to £37,183 (*pay award pending) appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
- 36 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
- Local government pension scheme (LGPS).
- Training and opportunities for career progression.
- 100% of CIfA subscription fees, up to ACIfA level (those at MCIfA level will receive the equivalent of ACIfA level).
- Childcare vouchers.
- Cycle to work scheme.
If you would like to join the team responsible for some of the most exciting archaeological projects in the UK and be part of a respected and established organisation at the forefront of British archaeology please apply by completing an application form, available from:
Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:
Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.
Closing Date: Sunday 8 AprilInterviews on: 19 & 20 April 2018
Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.
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