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AECOM Archaeologist III in Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

AECOM is seeking an Archaeologist to join our long-established heritage team comprising experts in both fieldwork design and management and technical delivery within the planning process. We are a friendly team that work closely together on a variety of multi-disciplinary projects, including renewable energy, large-scale infrastructure schemes and residential and commercial developments throughout the UK. You will be based in our Birmingham office but you will be expected to work on projects throughout the UK.

As an Archaeological Consultant, you will need to have experience in both archaeological fieldwork and heritage consultancy.

You will provide advice to internal and external clients and deliver technical research and reporting including appraisals, desk-based assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments to programme and budget. You will also help to design, commission and manage programmes of archaeological fieldwork.

You will need enthusiasm and an excellent attitude to client and stakeholder communication to create your own portfolio of projects. We offer a highly dynamic working environment, and we are looking for an individual who is positive and proactive.

The post will entail:

  • Preparing desk-based assessments and deposit models.

  • Preparing archaeological impact assessments.

  • Archaeological fieldwork design, management and monitoring.

  • Consultation and liaison with stakeholders via telephone, Microsoft Teams and via on site meetings.

  • Working independently and taking responsibility for programmes of work, conducted safely, and producing high quality reports.

  • Liaising effectively with managers, consultants from other disciplines and other stakeholders as required.

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we are looking for the following:

  • Client focused team player with a positive attitude and ability to work with diplomacy and collaborate effectively;

  • Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail to get things right first time;

  • Ability to manage own time and comfortable working both within a team or alone to tight deadlines;

  • Working knowledge of UK heritage legislation and policy;

  • Detailed knowledge of UK archaeology across a range of periods and site types;

  • Experience in managing fieldwork projects;

  • Experience of undertaking archaeological assessment work;

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;

  • Full UK driving licence;

  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including potential working away from home.

  • Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

  • Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

  • Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.

Preferred Qualifications

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271576BR

Additional Locations UK - Chesterfield, UK - Leeds, UK - Nottingham Regan Way

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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