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11 months ago
Location: Solihull
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Environmental
Category: Environmental Jobs
Heritage Consultant (SOL00003G)

Primary Location
: United Kingdom-West Midlands-Solihull

: Environmental Services

Job Posting
: 19-Feb-18

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

Talented and innovative people join Arup for the opportunity it provides to work on some of the world’s most exciting projects. We are designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists driven to make a positive difference in the world. As a wholly independent organisation owned in trust for the benefit of its employees, the firm determines its own direction. The result is clear-sighted, thoughtful decisions about our priorities as a business and as a member of a sustainable society.

We deliver archaeological and cultural heritage advice, assessment and mitigation design and management across a broad range of sectors, including some of the biggest infrastructure schemes and most complex projects in the country. These sectors include road, rail, municipal infrastructure, housing and energy.

We require a Heritage Consultant to become a part of the Historic Environment team, based in the Arup Campus in the West Midlands; this is a full-time permanent role. The team forms part of the successful multidisciplinary Environmental & Sustainability Team that currently comprises over 30 enthusiastic professional staff working on a wide variety of exacting, high-profile and challenging projects. Our projects are located throughout the UK, and the role will require occasional travel to other Arup offices and for project related activities.

As a Heritage Consultant, you will work as part of existing projects, undertaking Historic Environment Desk-Based Assessments (DBA) and contributing to the delivery of Historic Environment Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). You will also and give clear, consistent and considered advice to achieve project objectives, as well as providing cross-discipline support to other members of the environment team when required.


• Report directly to the Midlands Historic Environment Skills Leader and ultimately the Associate Director responsible for the Environment and Sustainability team;

• Based in Arup Campus in Solihull, with regular travel to locations beyond the Midlands Region;

• Responsible for contributing to and undertaking project elements from Historic Environment DBA, Historic Environment chapters of Environmental Statements, through to design and monitoring of archaeological surveys;

• Managing budgets and meeting deadlines for specific tasks;

• Provide support to colleagues at internal and external meetings;

• Work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to deliver successful outcomes;

• Produce high quality reports under supervision, in liaison with other colleagues; and

• Proactive and effective team worker with the ability to operate in a diverse range of environments.

Requirements and skills

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

• Knowledge of the UK legislative framework and policy and its practical application to projects affecting the historic environment;

• Experience of undertaking Historic Environment DBA;

• Experience of contributing to/authoring Environmental Statement chapters;

• Research skills, including use of HERs, Records offices and archives;

• Technical experience in a range of data acquisition techniques, interpretation and reporting;

• Confident user of GIS (ArcGIS preferred) and dataset manipulation;

• Ability to identify objectives clearly, planning actions, allocating tasks and monitoring progress;

• Ability to evaluate options, consider consequences and implications, reach conclusions, and make recommendations and decisions;

• Experience of monitoring budgets for own area of work/projects, and understanding of the importance of the financial success of projects;

• Experience of working directly with external and /or internal clients;

• Experience of delivering successful outcomes as part of a cohesive team;

• Ability to work calmly under pressure to meet deadlines and to work on multiple projects; and

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences.


• Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in Archaeology or related subject; and

• Membership (PCIfA minimum) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

Desirable skills and knowledge:

• Demonstrated experience of archaeological fieldwork;

• Experience of working on large scale multi-disciplinary projects;

• Experience of contributing to/designing archaeological mitigation;

• Experience in the formulation of tenders, selecting and managing sub-consultants in their delivery of work packages on behalf of clients;

• Experience of working with historic buildings;

• Experience of working with historic landscapes;

• Familiar with the constraints presented by other disciplines, such as ecology;

• Experience of undertaking consultation with Local Planning Authority Archaeologists and Conservation Officers;

• Full UK Driving License; and

• CSCS Card.

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

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