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Associate Director (Historic Environment)

  Waterman Group in Ideally Bristol, but would consider other national offices
   Highly Competitive (BAJR Approved)
  Apply before: 22/01/2021
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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Associate Director (Historic Environment)

Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
Location: Ideally Bristol, but would consider other national offices
Salary: Competitive, according to skills and experience

Waterman Group Plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and environmental markets. Waterman Infrastructure & Environment are currently recruiting for an Associate Director to head our Historic Environment team based in Bristol.


This is an exciting opportunity for the chosen candidate to work within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of high-profile UK projects that include strategic residential and mixed-use development sites through to smaller bespoke projects. Our work involves early engagement at the due diligence or feasibility stage, with a focus on pre-planning assessments and post planning management of archaeological fieldwork. With a requirement to meet the needs of our local Clients and to support colleagues in other regional offices, a key aspect to the role will include regular co-operation and inter-office working in line with Waterman’s ‘One Team’ culture.

Requirements and skills

The successful candidate will:

• Be degree qualified in a heritage related subject;
• Have at least eight* years’ commercial consultancy experience;
• A good knowledge of British heritage, and within the context of the development planning have experience of completing desk based archaeological assessments, writing and reviewing ES Chapters, liaison with Statutory Regulators and Clients, production of Written Schemes of Investigation and management of archaeological fieldwork investigations;
• Be a Member of the CIfA and be able to hold the Responsible Post Holder position for Waterman.

As a team leader the candidate must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team, to deadlines and within budgets. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.  We are looking for people who are excellent team players and have a proactive, commercial and positive attitude.

A full UK driving licence is required and you must be willing to travel throughout the UK.

Waterman provide a competitive salary (exceeds CIfA and BAJR salary criteria), a comprehensive range of both ‘voluntary’ and ‘anytime’ benefits’ to match your lifestyle choice and a friendly working environment with a strong team spirit and a good variety of project work.

All interviews are currently being carried out online to ensure the continued safety and welfare of our staff. During the current and ongoing pandemic our employees continue to work from home, where they are able to do so; and our offices remain open and covid secure for circumstances where remote working is not feasible and this is reviewed on a case to case basis.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to or complete and submit the form below.

All applications will be treated in confidence.

Waterman is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

*where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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