Senior Terrestrial Geophysicist
Based in Salisbury, United Kingdom
REF: SALGEO 04.19
Senior Officer (£27,131 - £31,073) pa, position and salary commensurate with skills and experience
Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to foster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people.
We are currently seeking to appoint an experienced geophysicist specialist for the role of Senior Terrestrial Geophysicist to enhance our established and dedicated team. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol and Edinburgh. This position will be based in our Salisbury office, but other offices may be considered.
As a Senior Terrestrial Geophysicist, your role will involve directing, and occasionally undertaking, all types of geophysical fieldwork (gradiometer, resistivity, EM, GPR, ERT), particularly on large and/or complex projects. Wessex Archaeology’s ability to provide a high-quality service for our clientele rests on the quality of the work undertaken by you and those under your direction. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across the country. As a company we are involved in some of the most high-profile development projects in the UK in both the terrestrial, marine and built environment.
In this role you will manage the logistical elements of projects, maintain, collate and process primary geophysical data and records, delegate tasks, and monitor the work of geophysicists under your direction. You will encourage and mentor team members by helping them develop their skills and experience and so achieve their full potential. With a demonstrable understanding of British archaeology and geophysics, you will undertake project-specific research and preparation of reports in accordance with relevant legislation, planning policy, and current national guidance and ensure the report is completed to a high professional standard. You may also be given responsibility for managing small-scale projects, including tendering, survey design and ensuring quality is maintained throughout the project.
The successful candidate for this role will:
- have demonstrable experience in the delivery of a comprehensive range of geophysical surveys (gradiometer, resistivity, EM, GPR, ERT). Considerable experience in acquiring, processing and interpreting GPR is desirable;
- have extensive experience undertaking and directing all types of geophysical fieldwork particularly for large and/or complex projects;
- have experience in undertaking project-specific research and preparation of reports;
- have excellent communication skills which enable you to provide supervision and support to colleagues, and be confident in providing advice to colleagues and clients concerning technical aspects of projects;
- have the ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions;
- have a flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including working away from home;
- be educated to at least degree level in an appropriate subject or to hold demonstrable experience to an equivalent level;
- have membership of an appropriate accredited professional body, commensurate with the level of responsibility;
- have a full, clean driving licence.
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to email@example.com by the 3rd May 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Further details, including Job Descriptions can be downloaded from our website. For all queries, please contact Louise Tizzard (Geoservices Director) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa or a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.