Senior Heritage Consultant

Infrastructure & Environment 
Location: Bristol, Redhill or London
Salary: Competitive, according to skills and experience

Waterman Group is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and environmental markets. Waterman Infrastructure & Environment are currently recruiting for a Senior Heritage Consultant to join our Heritage Team, based out of one of our southern regional offices.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced heritage specialist to develop their career within a registered CIfA heritage consultancy, working alongside other multi-disciplinary environmental colleagues in a dynamic business. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of high profile UK projects that cover both public and private sector schemes and developments. You will also have the opportunity to support and develop junior staff in line with Waterman’s ‘One Team’ culture.

The role requires a senior level of development specialising in built heritage or a combination of archaeology and built heritage and will include a high degree of self-management in the delivery of project work. You will be confident in the production of fee proposals, programming workload, managing scope change, dealing with clients and statutory consultee requirements and giving sound, up-to-date heritage advice to clients and colleagues alike. You will also be conversant in the design and delivery of field investigations and mitigation applicable to your area of expertise.

You will need to be degree qualified in a heritage related subject. Have at least 5* years’ contractor and/or consultancy experience, and a sound knowledge of British archaeology and the UK’s national planning policy framework. You will have excellent oral and written communications skills, able to think strategically, be a creative problem solver and manage multiple demands on your time and resources. Key to this role will be the ability to develop confidence and trust in your relationships with clients, stakeholders, statutory consultees, contractors and colleagues alike.

The successful candidate will be able to show they can work positively in a variety of demanding environments, have commercial acumen, work with multi-disciplinary teams with different goals, identify and manage Health, Safety & Environmental risks and be pro-active in helping to develop business opportunities and providing technical support for the team. You will also be at or equivalent to an Associate Member of IHBC or CIfA or working towards this accreditation. Experience in writing several or all of the following types of reports is essential: Environmental Impact Assessments, Heritage Statements, Feasibility Studies, Desk-based Assessments, Built Heritage Appraisals, Historic Landscape Assessments, Settings Assessments, Conservation Management Plans and fieldwork design briefs.

A full UK driving licence is required and you must be willing to travel throughout the UK.

Waterman provide a competitive salary (exceeds CIfA salary criteria), a comprehensive range of both ‘voluntary’ and ‘anytime’ benefits’ to match your lifestyle choice and a friendly working environment with a strong team spirit. We also pride ourselves on having great career progression opportunities.

Waterman is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

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All applications will be treated in confidence.
Closing date: 31st January 2018.

*where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

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