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Job Title Project and Graduate Archaeology and Heritage Consultants
Vacancy No VN481
Employment Type Permanent
Contract Type Full-Time
Graduate Post from £20,000 Project Consultant starts at £22,500 with additional ecellent benefits in a full time post
Country United Kingdom
We are currently seeking a high-calibre candidate to join our expanding Archaeology and Heritage team, to provide support to the team within Scotland. The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team of Archaeology & Heritage consultants across the UK, and a large multi-disciplinary team based within SLR's Edinburgh office. As well as supporting on delivery of a portfolio of existing projects, they will have the opportunity to get involved in bid preparation alongside training and development opportunities as part of a wider career development framework.
SLR’s Archaeology & Heritage team operates across European from our UK offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, London, Nottingham and Shrewsbury. We advise our clients on a wide range of projects, across multiple sectors and throughout the planning process. Key services include: feasibility and design input, baseline analyses, formulation and undertaking of desk-based and field-based investigation and mitigation strategies, and discharge of planning conditions. From small-scale proposals for home-owners to large-scale multi-disciplinary EIA projects on behalf of both private- and public-sector clients, we pride ourselves on delivering successful projects and adding value for our clients.
SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 1650 staff across 5 regions – including over 430 staff across Europe. Listed on The Times’ Top 100 One To Watch list, SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life.
To apply for this position at either grade please submit your application at: www.slrconsulting.com/careers. SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap.
Main duties and responsibilities would be as follows: (Graduate Level post will contain full training and support with placement experience, through to candidates established in their first role)
- Supporting a wide range of historic environment projects
- Supporting fee proposal preparation
- Providing informed, expert advice to clients and colleagues, with support from Senior members of the team, in relation to potential heritage constraints and opportunities, as well as feeding into concept/design proposals
- Negotiating effective methodologies and proportionate scopes of desk-based and field-based work with clients and regulatory authorities
- Preparing authoritative and robust heritage documents in support of planning applications, including DBAs and ES chapters, to a high standard
- Designing and managing programmes of archaeological field investigation / mitigation
Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
- A relevant degree-level (or higher) heritage-based qualification, or a demonstrably equivalent level of experience and/or accreditation
- A basic knowledge of the UK planning system in respect of heritage, including current and emerging heritage legislation, planning policy and guidance
- The ability to communicate well with colleagues, client s and consultees, to relay complex information in an authoritative, intelligible and effective way
- Full driving licence valid in the UK