Stantec UK is looking for a Principal Archaeologist to join our growing team of archaeological consultants within the Archaeology and Environmental team. The role will involve secondment to our client Southern Water, to sit alongside Stantec colleagues in their Falmer (Brighton) office. Southern Water have an exciting portfolio of infrastructure projects, to include major projects, as they look to tackle future challenges including sustainable abstraction, growth and climate change.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Skills and Requirements:
- Lead on the production of archaeology and heritage screening and desk-based assessments and be able to undertake regulator and stakeholder consultation
- Provide sound archaeological consultancy advice to the client, and formulate strong archaeological and heritage site mitigation strategies and solutions
- Take an active role in the design stage, to include archaeology and heritage input to the route selection of cross-country pipeline schemes.
- Familiar with working on projects subject to Environmental Impact Assessment, and experience of archaeological assessment on large linear projects would be advantageous.
- Play a key role in the procurement and management of archaeological sub-contractors and will help to deliver archaeological monitoring of fieldwork on construction sites and for the subsequent post-excavation programmes.
- Work closely with our client and key stakeholders and curators, negotiating robust archaeological and heritage solutions
- Manage the full life cycle of archaeological work packages from inception and strategy through assessment, prospection and field mitigation to post-excavation, analysis, dating and publication
- Degree or post-graduate degree-qualified in archaeology or a heritage related subject
- Expert, multi-period understanding of the British archaeological resource and the UK's legislative, consultancy and national planning policy framework
- Demonstrable track record of archaeological project management
- The ability to forge strong new working relationships with the client team, stakeholders, statutory consultees, contractors and colleagues is required
- Ability to contribute to a multi-disciplinary team and fully understand the role of archaeology and heritage disciplines within large multi-faceted design and construction projects
- It is expected that the candidate will be chartered in their discipline or be a Full Member of the CIFA,
- Experience in writing several or all of the following types of reports: Heritage Impact Assessment; Archaeological Desk-based Assessments; Scheduled Monument Consent applications; Listed Building Consent applications; fieldwork design briefs; mitigation strategies; tender specifications; Written Schemes of Investigation and fieldwork contracts