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Heritage Consultant


Birmingham, United Kingdom

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Environment
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
AECOM is one of the largest integrated heritage teams within the UK within one of the largest and most respected engineering and environmental consultancies in the world. We work locally, nationally and internationally on some of the highest profile projects; offering an unparalleled and unique range of opportunities within planning, environment and engineering sectors.

AECOM heritage team offers a comprehensive heritage services to a wide and varied range of clients across the UK and further afield. We have an excellent reputation for providing heritage advice that is second to none. Our experience in many sectors enables us to offer clients expert advice combining strong academic strength, extensive professional experience and intelligent commercial awareness with an intuitive appreciation of the positive role that heritage can have in creating successful projects and places.

The posts will entail:
Working as part of the heritage team on multi-disciplinary projects;
Independent archival research;
Organising and undertaking unaccompanied site visits;
Preparation of, or contribution to, assessment and other technical reports such as desk-based assessments, environmental statements, heritage statements, statements of significance and heritage and characterisations assessments;
Analysing and assessing the contribution that setting makes to the significance of a heritage asset and how setting may be impacted;
Management of budgets and workloads to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget;
Maintaining professionalism and excellence through strong writing skills and behaviours;
Effective and engaging consultation with statutory and non-statutory consultees;
Working with engineers and designers to inform mitigation strategies
Working independently and taking responsibility for programmes of work, conducted safely, and producing high quality reports
Liaising effectively with managers, consultants from other disciplines and other stakeholders as required.

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in these roles we are looking for the following:
Client focused team player with a positive attitude;
Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail to get things right first time;
Ability to manage own time and comfortable working both within a team or alone to tight deadlines;
Detailed knowledge of UK heritage legislation and policy;
Experience of undertaking heritage assessment and EIA / EIS work;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Full UK driving licence;
Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional working away from home.

Preferred Qualifications Candidates will have:
A relevant degree and/or post-graduate qualification in archaeology or a related subject;
Appropriate level of membership of a relevant professional body or qualified to work towards membership with AECOM’s support.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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