Technical Director (Archaeology)
Bury St Edmunds
Wardell Armstrong is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 13 offices throughout the UK and 2 overseas, employing approximately 500 staff. At the heart of our business lies a group of outstanding people. Working together with clients. We deliver solutions to challenging problems across Property & Development, Infrastructure & Utilities and Mining & Minerals.
We believe in excellence in all that we do. Whether it is our design, our report, our strategy or the level of service that we provide -excellence is at the core. We believe that we couple excellence with a pragmatic and, where appropriate, innovative approach to solutions which adds value to the result whatever it may be.
The Bury St Edmunds office comprises c. 35 technical staff (Archaeologists) involved in the delivery of archaeological service including some large, nationally significant infrastructure projects. From Bury we deliver field archaeology, post excavation services, historic building recording, geophysical survey and report writing. The wider business employs approx. 80 archaeologists, which makes us one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK.
We are looking for a capable Technical Director to take on the overall responsibility for the archaeological business in Bury St Edmunds. The successful candidate would be supported by the Regional Director, Service Directors and the wider business/Head Office support teams. This is a high level role which would suit a senior archaeologist with a keen eye for financial/commercial detail, a project manager with a strong track record of commercial archaeological fieldwork projects or an existing Commercial Manager working in an archaeology setting.
The successful candidate will be responsible for numerous aspects of the office including, but not limited to the following:
- Ability to steer marketing, business development, client management and business growth;
- Managing and ensuring all projects progress effectively and efficiently;
- Exercising financial control at an office level and individual project level;
- Assessing and mitigating contractual risks both pre and post contract award;
- Providing commercial guidance/support to the office staff contingent;
- Preparation of commercial proposals and project submissions for both large scale national, multidisciplinary projects and smaller local projects;
- Promoting and developing multi-disciplinary working across the office and wider Firm;
- Working effectively and collaboratively with other archaeology teams within the Firm.
- A recognised/relevant degree;
- Experience of managing people and teams;
- Business development ability;
- Robust commercial management skills;
- Ideally an accredited Member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (MCIFA).
- Membership of the Firm's Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.
- Payment of a relevant professional subscription.
- 24 days annual leave per year.
- Membership to the Firm's Private Health Care Scheme.
- Inclusion in the Firm's Critical Illness Cover Policy.
- Inclusion in the Firm's Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary.
- Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
- Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
- Long service awards.
- Cycle to Work Scheme.
- Travel Loans
- Recruitment Bounty Scheme.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.