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.
We are seeking a Heritage Consultant to join our team in Bristol to help deliver our increasing portfolio of projects across the southwest region, and beyond. You will be joining a close knit team of specialists with expertise in archaeology, historic buildings historic landscapes and heritage management, based across the UK, who provide expert advice and planning services on projects around 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, collaborating with our colleagues in a wide range of design and environmental disciplines, to provide a comprehensive range of services. We have an excellent reputation for innovation and imaginative engagement, particularly on large infrastructure programmes.
Applicants with a background in archaeology and the historic environment that have a good understanding of their place within the UK planning system would be welcomed. If you enjoy working on a diverse range of projects and being part of a multi-disciplinary team within a large organisation, then we would be interested to hear from you.
- Preparation of and contribution to environmental statements, heritage statements, desk-based assessments, written schemes of investigation and consent applications;
- Monitoring of archaeological contractors to ensure that works are being undertaken in-line with agreed scopes and to the highest quality;
- Management of small- to medium-scale projects to ensure they are delivered on time and budget;
- 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; and
- Management of sub-consultants and archaeological contractors.
Experience and skills requirements
Relevant Masters level, or higher qualification in archaeology or heritage conservation or heritage management or considerable experience akin to this level of qualification.
- Strong background in archaeology and the historic environment, reporting, and project management;
- Good working knowledge of the planning process and be fully conversant with the relevant heritage legislation and guidance;
- Robust knowledge of UK archaeology and history;
- Willingness to work across the UK in client and Atkins’ offices as fits project requirements; and
- Full, clean, UK driving licence.
- Membership of the Institute for Archaeologists;
- Experience in a commercial consultancy environment;
- Experience of delivering environmental impact assessments;
- Technical or specialist subject expert;
- Commercial skills and experience;
- Good working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages and GIS.
- 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; and
- Willingness to learn and to mentor others.
- If you enjoy working on a diverse range of projects and being part of a multi-disciplinary team within a large organisation, then we would be interested to hear from you.
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, by default 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.
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 .
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 recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.
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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