Senior Archaeologists

Leeds, Peterborough, Solihull, Exeter, Worthing
28 Feb 2019
17 Mar 2019
Public Sector
Full Time
Contract Type

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Archaeologist to join our National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) to provide technical advice and guidance on heritage issues to the Environment Agency.  NEAS oversee the effective management of environmental risk on our Flood Risk Management projects and identify and help deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place. You will play an important role in helping the Environment Agency reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK by 2021. Your contribution will be key to ensuring that the flood projects are delivered with attention to heritage impacts and relevant consents to help deliver positive outcomes for people and wildlife.

The role will provide advice to project teams developing capital schemes and strategies, primarily to manage flood risk.  This will include defining the scope and input to procurement and bid evaluation and quality assuring heritage and environmental design consultancy work.

Your advice and guidance will help manage cultural heritage risks to projects, to identify opportunities to deliver innovative cost-effective environmental outcomes to major civil engineering/infrastructure projects.  You’ll be qualified to at least graduate standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and be a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (or equivalent) and have a number of years of relevant experience.

Contact and additional information  

The posts are all permanent contracts with the Environment Agency. Whilst the positions are advertised as full time, please note that the opportunity available in Peterborough is for 3 days a week. Whilst advertised as full time positions, please note that we encourage applications from those who may only wish to work part-time. The posts will involve working across a geographical Unit. The post will also require work with technical colleagues in other Units, so will require regular travel and some overnight stays.  As a result the post requires a full UK driving licence.

More information about the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack.

The closing date for applications is 17th March 2019. Interviews to be held in the fortnight commencing 8th April 2019. For more information about the role, please e-mail or to be put in touch with the local team leader, please contact in the first instance.