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Senior Heritage Consultant - Terrestrial
Background on our Heritage Team
Our heritage team is a small, but growing, team of both terrestrial and marine heritage consultants that sits within the wider multi-disciplinary environment team at Royal HaskoningDHV. We specialise in supporting clients on major infrastructure projects, particularly within respect to offshore renewables, ports and harbours and flood and coastal risk management, although we also provide expert advice to a variety of other development sectors, including international work.
With offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Peterborough, this role can be based anywhere in the UK, although proximity to one of our regional offices would be preferred.
We are looking to welcome a senior terrestrial consultant to the team to undertake the delivery of heritage consultancy tasks with autonomy whilst also supporting and mentoring other members of the team. This would include the delivery of all stages of EIA, and non-EIA environmental assessment, desk-based and settings assessment, post-consent support and coordination of small- to large-scale mitigation strategies. We would particularly welcome a consultant with an interest and experience in historic building conservation and management.
This role will offer an excellent opportunity to deliver a wide variety of project work including researching and writing your own reports, undertaking site visits, direct communication with clients and stakeholders whilst also assisting the marine and terrestrial leads with the development and future direction of the team as a whole.
To provide heritage and archaeology consultancy support as required:
- Heritage and archaeological elements of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental appraisal (including desk-based research, site visits/walkover surveys and settings assessments);
- Supporting the delivery of developments and projects within the UK Consent and Planning system;
- Overseeing heritage and archaeological investigations, monitoring, data analysis and assessment;
- Lead small teams in the delivery of projects;
- Undertake client interfacing roles within the delivery team; and
- General support to the heritage lead, other heritage team members, the wider environment team and company as a whole.
This role is suitable for Part-time applicants, so if you'd like to know more about our working policies submit your application.
Qualifications & Experience
- BA/BSc (essential) and Masters degree (desirable) in archaeology and/or archaeology combined with another related discipline;
- Experience equivalent to full membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) (or an equivalent body) within heritage and archaeology consultancy;
- High standard heritage consultancy skills including a good understanding of heritage legislation, the EIA process, UK planning and permitting systems and relevant government policy;
- Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills;
- Excellent computer and numeracy skills, including working knowledge of GIS and its application in heritage assessment;
- Established network across relevant industry sectors, including both clients and relevant regulators;
- A proactive outlook, and the ability to work autonomously and within a team;
- Commercial understanding and an interest in securing new business;
- Confidence at the client-interface; and
- Willingness to travel, including possibly to international destinations.
As Royal HaskoningDHV operate projects with a BIM approach, you are expected to be aware of the UK BIM framework (previously known as BIM Level 2), your role within it and ideally have practical experience. If this is not the case, you will be expected to undertake the relevant training courses via our Digital Academy within your first 3 months of employment should you be successful.