SENIOR PROJECT MANAGERS Required for Cambridge
Salary range £29,189 to £38,298 (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.
OA East is based in Cambridge and continues to expand and develop its portfolio of important ar- chaeological work. We deliver major fieldwork projects in the East of England from the Thames to the Humber and we also work in partnership with the company’s other regional offices on major programmes elsewhere in the UK. We take pride in Oxford Archaeology’s ethos of professionalism in commercial delivery and academic rigour in our published output and at OA East we wish to employ and develop managers in a team where a variety of experience and skills across both of these areas are encouraged and developed. We hope to appoint individuals who can manage both fieldwork and post-excavation programmes with equal capacity and who can bring archaeological expertise that strengthens both the projects in their portfolio and the management team ’s breath of expertise as a whole.
We are seeking to appoint Senior Project Managers to join our highly successful and respected office at OA East in Cambridge. 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 and in overseeing or delivering post- excavation programmes to completion would also be advantageous. The successful candidates will report to the OA East Regional Manager.
Whether you are just starting out in project management or have many years of experience we would like to hear from you. OA East’s existing Senior 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 Cambridge office.
• 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.
Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the MCIfA level. In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.
• Competitive salary £29,189 to £38,298 (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 discuss the role and opportunities on offer please contact in complete confidence
Paul Spoerry (Regional Manager, OA East), via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on 01223 850550.
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: Human Resources
Janus House Osney Mead Oxford
Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd September 2018
Interviews on: 13th and 14th September 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 V isas and Immigration.
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