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Principal Historic Environment Consultant

  Ecus Environmental Consultants in Sheffield (Other locations considered - see below)
   £36,000 - £40,000
  Apply before: 30/04/2021
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  0114 266 9292
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Principal Historic Environment Consultant

Location:       Sheffield (Other locations (Manchester / West Midlands) would be considered for the successful candidate)
Salary:            £36,000 - £40,000
Type:              Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)
About Us
Ecus is a leader in the environmental sector and provides services in ecology, habitat management carbon and sustainability, arboriculture, water environment, heritage, landscape design, and ISO business management services.
With multiple regional business units and plans to extend our network even further, we have an overall aim of growing the company substantially over the coming years.
The sectors within which Ecus operates include; road and rail infrastructure, residential and commercial land development, the utilities, regulators and government. We have a number of framework agreements and long term contracts with clients across all of these sectors. 
The Ecus team has a wide range of technical expertise in environmental consulting.  We seek to add to that team by recruiting professionals with relevant environmental skills who are committed to doing their best and with a track record of delivering for clients and for their colleagues.
Working at Ecus
Whether you are an individual just starting your career or join us bringing years of experience with you, we support all employees in achieving their next career steps.  By investing heavily in our employees and the most up to date technology, we ensure that we remain at the forefront with our competitors.
Become part of our team and you’ll be working alongside technical experts who take pride in the quality of service we offer at every stage of the project lifecycle. 
We are always looking for people who share our key values:
  1. Commitment and Excellence
  2. Accountability and partnership
  3. Challenge and Innovation
 These are the values that support us in making Ecus a successful and rapidly growing business and one that is client focused and able to provide the benefits of innovation through close, productive partnerships.  This all adds up to a highly professional, forward thinking culture where people feel valued and inspired to look for ways to continuously raise standards, to innovate  and to work collaboratively with stakeholders  across a range of exciting projects.
About the role
We are recruiting for a Principal Historic Environment Consultant to manage our Heritage Team. This offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to develop and grow our Ecus Heritage team across the UK. The role is anticipated to be based in Sheffield, however other locations will be considered for the right candidate.
You will be a full member of a relevant heritage, or equivalent professional body, with a minimum of 8 years’ professional experience, ideally in a commercial consultancy environment. With an established track record and exceptional subject knowledge you will be looking for a new challenge in a growing company that will not only enable you to lead and develop your career, but also the team.
The successful candidate will be a key member of the Company’s Senior team, reporting directly to the regional manager and working with the Head of Profession.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 
  • Preparation and review of fee quotes and tenders in a timely manner.
  • Leading on a wide variety of heritage projects.
  • Line managing a small team of junior staff; providing a strong technical and mentoring lead.
  • To compose and contribute to various heritage reports (Heritage Statements, Setting Assessments, Desk based Assessments, EIA, Management Plans) and take responsibility for the successful management and high-quality delivery of your teams’ project work.
  • Maintaining and developing client relationships.
  • Working with the Head of Profession and Regional Managers to grow the business.
Essential Skills / Experience
  • Relevant degree – or have an interest/specialism (i.e. archaeology, historic environment, historic buildings, landscape archaeology)
  • Have an established heritage generalist or specialist skill area (built heritage, archaeology, landscapes) to support the business’ aims
  • Experience of managing staff and securing work in a consultancy environment
  • Experience of managing a wide variety of clients and historic environment projects
  • Membership of CIfA or IHBC, or equivalent professional body, at Member level.
  • Experience in assessing heritage significance and setting.
  • Authoritative knowledge of national legislation and planning policy in respect to heritage management
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • CSCS is desirable but training can be provided.
  • Full driving licence
On a personal level, we are looking for an enthusiastic and confident professional with good communication skills and the ability to fit into our friendly, lively and ambitious team. Training will be providing in respect of protected species licencing systems.
In return, we offer a competitive salary, and all the benefits of working for a dynamic and growing organisation including generous holidays, company pension and employee benefits.
To apply:
Applications should be made via email including CV and covering letter.
If you would like further information regarding this opportunity or have any question feel free to contact us on:


We do not accept CVs from third parties / agencies, and any applications received will be treated as the property of Ecus Ltd. We will not be liable for any fees related to unsolicited CVs received.




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