Senior/Principal Archaeologist

Job Title: Senior/Principal Archaeologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - South West England, Bristol
REF: 122151
Contact Name: Josh Blanchard
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago
Principal/Senior Archaeological Consultant - Bristol or Stroud
If you're looking for a role as a Principal or Senior Archaeological Consultant and wishing to develop your career and are ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on. My Client is an internationally recognised consultancy looking for experienced archaeologists to join their Cultural Heritage team in either in their Bristol or Stroud offices. My Client is keen to review CV's from candidates at either Senior or Principal level. The successful candidate will be joining their small but busy Cultural Heritage team within their Environment Planning group.
Some examples of the types of projects the team is currently involved in include large scale infrastructure projects with complex and exciting Historic Environment requirements, renewable energy and flood alleviation schemes for both private and public clients, and major transport projects including road schemes where we provide specialist heritage advice to both Highways England and the Welsh Government.
Main Responsibilities:
The main duties of the Senior Archaeologist include:
• Production of desk based assessments, Environmental Statement Chapters, Heritage Impact Assessments and other documents
• Developing archaeological mitigation strategies
• Project Management - all aspects including technical, quality, commercial and health and safety
• Engagement with clients, consultees and stakeholders
• Provision of heritage advise to clients, project managers and colleagues
• Engage and manage archaeological sub-contractors to carry out archaeological fieldwork
• Producing tenders
• Providing support and training to junior team members
In addition, the Principal Archaeologist role will include:
• Project Management of medium to large sized projects: all aspects 
• Manage the production of tenders, including for large scale projects
• Provide advice on archaeological issues, at an in-depth level within own area of expertise, but also on a broad range of issues
• Provide training at staff meetings when required, and to smaller groups of staff
• Contribute to the development of best practice with respect to training and survey standards
• Provide support to the team leader in the promotion of the Arcadis Cultural Heritage team both within Arcadis and externally
Who you are:
• Relevant first degree    
• Experience of working in archaeological consultancy or a comparable role in the heritage sector  
• Wide-ranging knowledge of the Historic Environment      
• Knowledge and experience of GIS         
• Detailed knowledge of UK Heritage legislation and planning policy          
• Demonstrable experience of producing Desk-based Assessments, Environmental Statements and Heritage Impact Assessments (For Principal role more in depth experience/larger scale/more complex project experience is expected)     
• Commercial awareness and experience of tendering      
• Project management experience
• A second degree in relevant field          
• Associate (Senior role) or Full Membership (Principal role) of the CIfA or in the process of up-grading      
• First Aider        
• CSCS card holder        
• Experience of working on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects
What's on offer:  
We offer a fantastic working environment where will be encouraged to forge a successful career.  In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:
• Highly competitive salary
• Pension matched to 8%
• Healthcare
• Life Assurance
• Income Protection
• Annual Leave, with option to purchase additional days 
• Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid
• Tax Free Season Ticket Loan 
• Flexible Benefits Scheme, including Cycle to Work and Childcare Vouchers
• Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave  
• Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make