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Senior Archaeological Consultant

AECOM

Wimbledon, 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. 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 seeking a Senior Archaeological Consultant with experience in historic environment assessment, EIA and mitigation design to take forward a broad range of projects through from initial planning to final completion. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established heritage team and to take responsibility for a variety of schemes from mixed-use development to large-scale infrastructure.

The successful candidate will be based in Wimbledon, London, as part of a wider national team of experienced archaeological and built heritage consultants delivering quality projects to time and budget. You will be offered support to expand your experience and develop within a structured, friendly team environment.

AECOM’s heritage team comprises about 25 staff across the UK with specialisms in archaeology, built heritage, historic landscapes and conservation. We work closely with our multi-disciplinary environment teams as well as with architects, conservation engineers and other specialists involved in conservation projects.

Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local and national infrastructure improvements for major clients. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Cultural heritage lead;
HS2 Phase 1 enabling works central section – archaeology and built heritage design and management;
Olympic Legacy Cultural and Education District – heritage consultancy;
HS2 Phase 2b – Heritage lead for Lot 2 (Leeds South);
Highways England Cultural Heritage Advisor;
Environment Agency secondments advising on flood alleviation projects;
Impact assessment and mitigation management for several large-scale highways schemes in England and Northern Ireland;
Impact assessments of numerous development types – from minerals to residential.

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order to:
Research, write and assemble heritage impact assessments;
Develop mitigation strategies and design solutions to reduce historic environment effects from new developments;
Design, procure and manage site works;
Demonstrate experience or understanding of Health and Safety compliance and prepare and review risk assessments;
You will have a flexible approach to supporting the existing team in other locations;
Provide robust and informed advice to clients on heritage matters;
Provide a point of contact internally and externally for existing and new clients and to represent AECOM at multi-disciplinary meetings.

Minimum Requirements
You will have good technical and communication skills and a sound knowledge of UK heritage legislation and policy;
Evidence of ability to work collaboratively within a large team and plan and manage the workload of others;
Ability to manage project inputs, budget and programme;
Driving licence essential;
You will be able to demonstrate experience or understanding of Health and Safety compliance and review and approve risk assessments;
Ability to make judgments based on site survey, analysis of development proposals and to justify conclusions on likely effects and appropriate mitigation.

Preferred Qualifications
You will have a relevant degree. You will be a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) or eligible to attain 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.

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