Senior / Principal Cultural Heritage Consultant

Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Our cultural heritage team at Arcadis is growing and we are looking for a role as an experienced heritage professional with archaeological and historic buildings experience to join team.

As a Senior / Principal Heritage Consultant with Arcadis you will be working as part of multi-disciplinary teams with a range of other environmental specialists and supported by our excellent EIA co-ordination team. Much of the work that our team produces is EIA based and we also work on several Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects that follow the DCO consenting route.

The types of projects Arcadis are currently involved in include large scale infrastructure projects with complex and exciting heritage requirements, large-scale mixed-use development schemes for both private and public clients, heritage advice on public realm and masterplanning projects in areas with highly sensitive historic environment receptors including conservation areas, listed buildings and world heritage sites. We also work on major transport projects including road schemes where we provide specialist heritage advice to HS2, Highways England and the Welsh Government.

Arcadis has a strong commitment to developing our people and for the successful candidate we'll make sure you get the experience and personalised learning support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go.

Role accountabilities:

  • Production of desk-based assessments, Environmental Statement chapters, heritage impact assessments, statements of significance and other documents
  • Developing archaeological mitigation strategies
  • Lead small to medium sized project
  • 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 and historic building sub-contractors to carry out archaeological fieldwork and historic building recording
  • Producing tenders.
  • Providing support and training to junior team members

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of producing Desk-based Assessments, Environmental Statements, Heritage Impact Assessments, and historic buildings assessment
  • Experienced in the preparation of listed building consent applications
  • Experience of working in heritage 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
  • Commercial awareness and experience of tendering
  • Relevant first degree or master's degree
  • Associate Membership of the CIfA or in the process of up-grading
  • Desired: CSCS card holder
  • Desired: Experience of working on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people's lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients' most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it's not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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