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Historic Environment Specialist - Director

  Wood in London
   Competitive salary. (BAJR Approved)
  Apply before: 04/02/2020
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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Overview / Responsibilities

We are looking to recruit an Associate or Technical Director to join our Historic Environment team as operational lead for the team in Canary Wharf, London.  In addition to business development and project management you will be expected to take on staff management, co-ordination and mentoring roles within the London office.  You will also be prepared to take a role in the leadership and development of the wider Historic Environment team. 

The role will include leading on the delivery of heritage statements, historic area appraisals, historic environment EIA chapters as well as the provision of advice to clients.  You will be expected to produce technical work, as well as reviewing the work of other members of the team and will also contribute to and lead on the development of opportunities for new business and the preparation of proposals.Whilst the role will be within the Historic Environment team, the post-holder will be expected to further develop inter-disciplinary practice across architecture, master planning and landscape design disciplines.     

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the continued success and growth of a reputable and successful team, who contribute to a wide range of high-profile projects across Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solution’s business. Building on a strong academic background, you will be responsible for providing support to the Historic Environment team in terms of delivering environmental consultancy services to a full range of UK-based and International clients. You will also be working closely with other members of Wood’s Environmental Appraisal Team and with the Built Environment Team.  Whilst the role will be UK-focussed, there may be opportunities for international work.

Skills / Qualifications

A degree in a conservation related discipline (Archaeology or Heritage/Architectural/Building conservation).

You will be educated to degree level and have a sound background in British history or archaeology and an in depth knowledge of heritage conservation policy and practice, likely to have been gained from commercial experience. Membership of a relevant professional organisation is desirable.

An ability to communicate clearly both verbally and through written work is essential. IT skills and knowledge of GIS systems will be advantageous, as will some familiarity with BIM. Previous experience of HLF-funded projects is also desirable.  As an Associate Director you will be expected to manage projects, so some previous project management experience is desirable.  You will also be expected to support junior members of the team, so some previous staff management experience is also desirable.

You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging and fulfilling working environment.  This role brings the opportunity to play a role in leading and developing and growing the team and the post holder will be expected to act as a mentor to more junior staff to help lead their development.  There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development within Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solution’s consultancy business.

The post holder will be required to visit, sites, client premises and Wood’s other offices. The role will involve occasional away working and a full driving licence will be required.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.





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