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Experienced Archaeological Geophysicists and Trainees (2 posts)

  SUMO Geophysics Ltd in Thornton, Bradford BD13 3HW
   £18,300 - £26,000
  Apply before: 27/09/2019
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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SUMO Geophysics Ltd (Archaeology and Engineering) is the largest and most experienced group of archaeological geophysicists in the UK, with over 50 years of combined experience. We are looking to further expand our teams in the North (at Bradford) and invite candidates with varying levels of experience to join this multi-disciplined Group. In addition to Archaeological and Engineering Geophysics, SUMO also specialises in Utility Detection, Topographic Surveys, Measured Building Surveys, Laser Scanning and Aerial Surveys (in conjunction with Aerial Cam).

We are looking for experienced operators and trainees 
Start date: ASAP (hence early applications welcomed)

Qualifications Preferred: Degree in Archaeology, Archaeological Sciences or related subject. An MSc in Archaeological Prospection, or similar, would be advantageous for the Experienced positions. Full training given. CIfA membership welcomed, as are holders of CSCS cards.

Role: Carrying our geophysical surveys primarily using Bartington and Geoscan instruments, plus Trimble GPS survey equipment. Occasional utility detection work / building and topographic surveys etc.

These are field positions, though for the experienced post suitable candidates will become involved in data processing, interpretation and report writing.
All posts require a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers, in small teams staying away from home throughout the UK.
Applicants need to be able to undertake these outdorr duties in a variety of conditions and enviroments.

Accommodation (hotel/B&B/pub) and subsistence provided when working away from base. 33 days paid holiday (inclusive of Public Holidays).
Full PPE provided
After the appropriate qualifying period you will be eligible for Pension Enrolment; .

  • Full driving licence required for ALL posts.

Letter, CV and names of two referees (who can be contacted by email) to Dr John Gater, Director of Archaeology –




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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