AECOM Archaeological Consultant in Belfast, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143591BR

Position Title Archaeological Consultant

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Belfast

City Belfast

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About the Business Line


Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced archaeological consultant to join our established multi-disciplinary office of environmental and engineering consultants in Belfast.

AECOM’s heritage team is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and comprises about 20 staff based across the UK. We provide our clients with a full range of heritage services including feasibility studies, desk-based assessment, assessments of significance and setting, environmental impact assessment, heritage consents, fieldwork design and site management and monitoring.

Our projects include high profile major transport and infrastructure schemes, heritage-led regeneration and other private and public sector developments.

As well as the opportunity to be involved in some of the highest profile development projects in the UK and Ireland, you would be regularly working on a range of archaeological projects including the potential for occasional international work.

The post will entail:

Working as part of the heritage team on multi-disciplinary projects

Preparing desk-based assessments, deposit models, statements of significance and analysis of setting

Preparing archaeological impact assessments, contributing to master planning and scheme design

Undertaking heritage appraisals, contributing to environmental impact assessments, designing schemes of evaluation and mitigation works and carrying out statutory consultations

Undertaking detailed site walk-over surveys

Working with engineers and designers to inform mitigation strategies

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:

Essential Criteria

Detailed working knowledge of UK and Republic of Ireland heritage legislation and policy;

Detailed working knowledge of UK and Republic of Ireland archaeology across a range of periods and site types;

Experience in managing large-scale fieldwork projects;

Experience of undertaking archaeological assessment and EIA / EIS work;

Experience of holding archaeological licences and successfully delivering their requirements in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland;

Experience in costing and project management;

As well as the above we are also looking for individuals who are:

Client focused team player with a positive attitude;

Professional, organised and possess a 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;

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;

Full driving licence;

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

Expert witness experience would be desirable but not essential

Preferred Qualifications

Along with the relevant experience candidates will have:

A relevant first degree and/or post-graduate qualification in archaeology or a related subject;

Appropriate level of membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists or the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.