We have an opportunity for a Heritage Consultant to join our expanding UK Environmental team. This position could be considered on a part time basis, minimum of 22.5 hours per week.
You will be an enthusiastic, optimistic, conscientious with excellent communication skills and a minimum of 2 years experience specifically in work place heritage and archaeological practice or consultancy. Direct experience of marine and coastal heritage consultancy is preferable, although individuals with experience of working as a marine archaeologist with an interest in pursuing a career in consultancy will also be considered.
You will need to efficient and enjoy the challenge of a growth-orientated environment. Able to work in a team and, at times, independently. The role will require close working with members of the heritage team, various environmental teams across the UK and in Europe, as well as with staff across other Business Lines. Willingness to contribute to multi-disciplinary teams will be key to the successful execution of the role. You will also contribute proactively to ensure consulting services are consistently delivered to the highest standards, meeting and exceeding clients’ needs.
The position will be within a small but growing historic environment (heritage) team, as part of the wider multi-disciplinary environment team.
As a marine heritage consultant you will be expected to undertake, archaeological desk-based assessments, conduct site visits and walkovers and monitor site works (coastal and intertidal), deliver tool box talks and presentations to on-site construction teams, prepare method statements and WSIs, and produce and compile marine historic environment (marine archaeology and cultural heritage) ES chapters associated with the coastal, intertidal and offshore elements of both large and small scale development planning projects.
Additionally, the role will support promoting the heritage service offering, as and when required, via assistance with marketing materials and presentations to help ensure and maintain a continual turnover of heritage related work.
Project involvement typically includes offshore renewables, coastal defence and flood alleviation schemes, port and harbour developments (including capital dredging) and other industrial developments.
Main work areas will be:-
Required Skills and Experience
- Marine and coastal heritage and archaeological consultancy
- Marine and coastal heritage and archaeological elements of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental appraisal
- Supporting the delivery of developments and projects within the UK Consent and Planning systemSupporting coastal and intertidal heritage and archaeological investigations, monitoring, data analysis and assessment
General support to the heritage lead, other heritage team members, the wider environment team and company as a whole
- Bachelors and/or Masters degree in marine archaeology and/or marine archaeology combined with another related discipline
- A minimum of 2 to 5 years’ experience in marine heritage consultancy or working as a marine/underwater archaeologist
- Good understanding of heritage legislation, the EIA process, UK planning and consenting regimes and relevant government policy (and specifically of marine heritage legislation and the marine planning system)
- Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills
- Excellent computer and numeracy skills
- Good understanding of the principles of robust project and task management (including financial), ensuring effective execution, where applicable under a Project Manager, in line with Project Management guidelines and Management
- System procedures
- A proactive outlook, and the ability to work constructively on own initiative and within a team
- Focused, articulate and professional in appearance and standard of work
- Commercial understanding and an interest in securing new business
- Confidence at the client-interface
- Willingness to travel, including possibly to international destinations
We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension scheme, discretionary company bonus, Medical and Dental care, Life Insurance, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy. Our contributory pension scheme has been awarded the Pension Quality Mark, the highest standard of excellence available for UK company pension schemes.
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