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Archaeologist / Built Heritage Consultant Leeds


Jacobs Leeds United Kingdom

2 months ago

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life... balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Our Water & Environment business addresses environmental and sustainability objectives and engages with communities to understand what really matters. While we shape some of the very largest and most complex landmark projects in the UK, we also delivery local projects that protect communities. We support with the environment and make social and natural capital central to how we solve our clients’ objectives. We are helping to create the sustainable and resilient cities and communities of the future, making attractive places for all to live and work. The archaeology and heritage team provide specialist support and advice to clients and our aim is to assist them achieving their aims within a cost effective and resilient timeframe. We advise our clients on best practice approaches to the archaeological and historic environment and steer projects through the often complex planning and legislative frameworks.

Our team specialises in infrastructure in the UK and Europe, providing technical expertise in all areas of heritage and archaeology both as part of the Environmental Assessment and consenting process, and as a standalone specialist service for clients such as HS2, Highways England, Network Rail, the Environment Agency and many more. We are at the forefront of developing best practice and pragmatic approaches to the delivery of assessments of the historic environment, heritage statements and Scheduled monument/listed building consents as well as the design and procurement of archaeological field work and supervision, and provision of heritage and archaeological advice.

We currently have an opportunity for an Archaeologist or Built Heritage Consultant to join our team to contribute to the production of archaeological and heritage assessment work, heritage statements and planning/consenting deliverables, the collation and management of archaeological data, production of heritage gazetteers, and figures to support assessments. In addition the role may involve operating as an Archaeological Clerk of Works (ACoW).
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• Broad understanding of UK archaeology and heritage including knowledge of key archaeological and built heritage legislation (UK planning framework)
• Demonstrable experience of field archaeological and/or built heritage skills including an understanding of the role of an ACoW
• Demonstrable experience of report writing, with use of the Microsoft suite of programs, GIS applications and familiarity with Sharepoint, Projectwise applications;
• Track record of delivering projects on time and within agreed budgets;
• Ability and willingness to travel across the UK for the purpose of site and archive/record office visits; this may require periods away from home
• Membership of (or working towards) either the Institute for Archaeologists or Institute for Historic Building Conservation

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

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Leeds UK

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