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Archaeological Consultant

R-052044
  1. York

Archaeological Consultant

Please note : The position could be either Full time or Part time .

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At Atkins, we offer more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the environment. We have a strong Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ethos.

With offices in York, Glasgow, London, Bristol and Birmingham, our Heritage team includes archaeologists, historic built environment and landscape specialists and heritage managers who provide expert advice and planning services on projects throughout the world.  We work on behalf of a wide range of clients, ranging from national governments, statutory agencies and local authorities, to charitable trusts, private developers and individuals, often drawing on our design, engineering, sustainability, ecology and other colleagues to provide a comprehensive range of services.  We have led the heritage work for projects of all sizes, and have worked on some of the highest profile projects, such as the London 2012 Olympics, HS2, the Transpennine Route Upgrade,  A9 Dualling Programme and Thames Tideway, as well as major development schemes and complex flood defence projects, as well as smaller schemes of all types. We have a growing reputation for innovation and imaginative engagement, particularly on large infrastructure programmes.

We are looking for a Senior Archaeological Consultant to join our team based in Glasgow or York, to help deliver our projects throughout the UK and beyond. The role is ideal for someone who has strong technical archaeological capabilities including the management of archaeological fieldwork and the provision of expert advice on archaeology in the planning process; as well as strong EIA skills.  The right candidate will be innovative and imaginative in their approach  - we are not just looking for someone to join our team, but an individual to help drive its growth, with an innovative approach and the technical expertise we are known for.

If you enjoy working on a diverse range of projects, being part of a multi-disciplinary, and delivering cutting edge work on exciting projects across the UK and internationally, then we would be interested to hear from you.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing expert advice to a range of clients and internal teams on a diverse range of projects
  • Overseeing, preparing and contributing to environmental statements, heritage statements, desk-based assessments, written schemes of investigation, fieldwork strategies and consent applications
  • Management of medium to large scale projects to ensure they are delivered on time and budget
  • Design, negotiation, management and delivery of archaeological fieldwork strategies
  • Contribution of key technical expertise and knowledge to the team in order to maintain and improve the quality of our work and the expertise of our people
  • Management of sub-consultants and archaeological contractors
  • Liaison with client teams
  • Stakeholder negotiation and liaison
  • Sourcing new opportunities and providing technical contribution to tenders.

Experience and skills requirements

Qualifications

  • A good first degree in archaeology or closely related discipline, e.g. history, anthropology
  • Relevant Masters level or higher qualification in archaeology or heritage management, or considerable experience akin to this level of qualification

Essential

  • Full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • Strong background in archaeological fieldwork, reporting, management and monitoring
  • Full knowledge of the planning process (including EIA) and be fully conversant with the relevant environmental / heritage legislation and guidance
  • Experience of delivering environmental impact assessments and supporting programmes for complex large infrastructure and / or major development schemes
  • Robust knowledge of UK archaeology and history
  • Willingness to work across the UK in client and Atkins’ offices as fits project requirements
  • Experience in a commercial consultancy environment
  • Full, clean, UK driving licence

Desired

  • Commercial skills and experience
  • Technical or specialist subject expert with a focus in archaeology
  • Good working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages and GIS
  • CSCS accreditation

The Individual

  • The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the following:
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Capable of working under pressure with the ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Innovation in approach to archaeological and heritage matters
  • Willingness to learn and develop and to mentor others

What we offer

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to conventional full-time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, where project commitments allow, Atkins offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office. 

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you perform to the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving Chartership via relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package . https://www.yourrewardatkins.com/#benefits

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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