CFA Archaeology Ltd (CFA) is a registered organisation (RO) with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Established in 2000, CFA has established itself as an industry leading, cultural heritage organisation specialising in providing consultancy, contracting and post-excavation services across the UK. We cover a wide range of projects from small, domestic developments to major infrastructure projects. We have offices in Musselburgh (Head Office) and in Leeds and Milton Keynes.
Our consultancy team has established a strong reputation as a leading supplier of cultural heritage consultancy services. We have developed a particular expertise in renewable energy development and associated transmission infrastructure in Scotland as well as covering residential, commercial, industrial, transport, and mineral extraction industry projects. We are proud of the reputation we have built up over the last 20 years.
CFA is currently looking to appoint a Senior Heritage Consultant to join our consultancy team at our office in Musselburgh, Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Consultant (or a Consultant with established relevant experience) to join our organisation and become an integral part of a committed team. You will be contributing to the design and delivery of both new and existing consultancy sector projects and will help to develop and expand the business portfolio. The work involves desk-based assessment, field surveys and drafting of cultural heritage assessment reports (including EIA Report chapters). Other aspects of the job, to which you will be expected to contribute, including day-to-day management of multiple projects, provision of effective advice to developers and other project design team members, day-to-day liaison and communication with the development design team and the provision of post-submission support services (including Appeal and Public Inquiry work).
A large part of our current portfolio of work is in the renewable energy sector: wind farms and solar projects and associated electricity transmission networks. Experience in one, or both, of these sectors would be advantageous.
Ideally, you should have demonstrable experience of producing Desk-based Assessments, Heritage Impact Assessments and EIA Reports. You should be self-motivated, with a good positive attitude and work ethic, and be an effective team-worker and communicator. Experience of the procurement of consultancy work, preparing fee quotations and Project Designs would be advantageous. You must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for producing clear, commercially focused reports often to tight client expectations on deadlines.
Experience in field survey in remote, rural upland environments and excellent monument identification skills are highly desirable. The ability to use industry standard GNSS data capture equipment would be an advantage, although training will be provided where necessary. Familiarity with CAD and GIS software would also be advantageous.
The successful candidate will ideally have the following qualifications, experience and competences :
Benefits of working at CFA include:
- Educated to degree-level in relevant discipline (e.g. Archaeology / Heritage Management).
- Proven consultancy experience, especially in respect for renewable energy developments and on electricity transmission networks.
- Detailed understanding of the guidance, planning and legislative frameworks in the United Kingdom that apply to management of the cultural heritage resource.
- Thorough knowledge of British archaeology and of monument types (especially as might be encountered in a Scottish and/or upland rural environment).
- Self-motivated, with a good positive attitude and an effective team-worker / communicator.
- Able to provide effective and reliable, up to date heritage advice to clients and colleagues with excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Able to produce written reports of a consistently high quality.
- Able to multitask and prioritise workloads: working effectively as part of a team and managing changes to work scope.
- Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA level) or have an equivalent level of experience.
- Commitment to ongoing professional development (CPD).
- Full, valid, UK driving licence.
- Financial assistance with relocation (if required).
- Profit distribution scheme
- Contribution to pension scheme
- Paid overnight subsistence and travel time on fieldwork (compliant with all current Govt and industry guidance)
- Subscription to CIfA paid in full
- TOIL and Sickness Benefits
- Cycle scheme
- Childcare vouchers
Please apply by email to email@example.com quoting the role code and position above (Consultant C0720) as the subject line, enclosing a CV and covering letter. Applications will be reviewed on receipt and candidates invited to interview thereafter.
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CFA Archaeology follows a policy of equal opportunities for employment, training and other conditions of service. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility will be required prior to employment.