Senior Heritage Consultant Bristol Or Cambridge

Cambridge, Gloucestershire - Bristol Area, United Kingdom

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The Cultural Heritage and Archaeology team is one of the largest heritage consultancies in the country. It works across the UK and occasionally overseas and covers all aspects of the historic environment (archaeology, built heritage, setting and design) throughout the full lifecycle of projects. We provide our clients with expert advice on an ever-increasing portfolio of heritage related enquiries that address the management of change in our historic environment. We work on high profile and large-scale infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad as part of a multi-disciplinary team and aim to deliver high quality work while contributing to innovative approaches and challenges within the heritage sector. Your new role, what\'s involved?

You will be responsible for the management and delivery of archaeology projects in the southern half of the country, principally fieldwork projects. The role is key to our heritage team\xe2\x80\x99s development and will require the combination of high level technical expertise and knowledge of archaeology and heritage with commercial and business acumen.

You will be expected to lead fieldwork projects from planning and other consent applications and deliver bespoke archaeological strategies and works for developments and infrastructure. Much of your work will need to be able to withstand the test of public inquiry. Preferably, you will have a specialism, skill or area of knowledge that contributes to the development of the team and our wider business. You will have a strong awareness of Health and Safety and risk management, in particular on fieldwork projects.

Not only will you have a track record of successful project delivery, strong communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with a range of clients and peers, you will have the drive and imagination to identify and pursue business development and marketing opportunities. You will be based in either the Cambridge or Bristol offices and will be active in promoting and diversifying the team service offering, and winning work from internal and external clients.

  • Monitoring and assuring the work of one of our WSP-approved fieldwork subcontractors, both on-site and in the technical review of deliverables, including RAMS.
  • Preparing competitive tenders and designing the scope and methodology for archaeological fieldwork in accordance with WSP Health and Safety protocols and requirements.
  • Producing or contributing to archaeological desk-based assessment.
  • Undertaking stakeholder, curator and client liaison.
We\'d love to hear from you if you have:
  • Experience of archaeological fieldwork project management (project, financial and staff management).
  • Robust knowledge of UK archaeology and history and also full knowledge of the planning process and relevant environmental / heritage legislation and guidance in England.
  • Experience in most or all of the following areas: heritage and planning, masterplanning, heritage conservation, heritage led-regeneration, recreation and tourism, heritage sustainability masterplanning, placemaking, multi-disciplinary collaboration and business development.
  • Excellent writing skills, and are a good communicator and team player.
  • A highly motivated, conscientious and efficient approach to work, and are able to meet deadlines and budget within a busy consultancy environment
  • Full Drivers\' Licence for site inspections.
What\'s in it for you?
  • Work-life balance?
WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important \xe2\x80\x93 whether that\xe2\x80\x99s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.
  • Inclusivity & Diversity?
We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP\xe2\x80\x99s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.
  • Health & Wellbeing?
We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.
  • Flex your time?
For improved work life balance, WSP offers the \xe2\x80\x9cWSP Hour\xe2\x80\x9d which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.
  • Your development?
We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that\xe2\x80\x99s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that\xe2\x80\x99s chartership, training or mentoring. Apply now and be the future of WSP!


Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.



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