AECOM Heritage Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Business Line Environment

Position Title Heritage Consultant

United Kingdom - West Midlands


Job Summary

AECOM is one of the largest integrated heritage teams within the UK within one of the largest and most respected engineering and environmental consultancies in the world. We work locally, nationally and internationally on some of the highest profile projects; offering an unparalleled and unique range of opportunities within planning, environment and engineering sectors.

AECOM heritage team offers a comprehensive heritage services to a wide and varied range of clients across the UK and further afield. We have an excellent reputation for providing heritage advice that is second to none. Our experience in many sectors enables us to offer clients expert advice combining strong academic strength, extensive professional experience and intelligent commercial awareness with an intuitive appreciation of the positive role that heritage can have in creating successful projects and places.

We provide expert advice to clients throughout the world working on highly sensitive and high profile projects. Our projects include major transport and infrastructure schemes such as HS2 and Crossrail; as well as Neighbourhood Planning, Masterplanning, Public Inquiries, heritage-led regeneration and other private and public sector developments.

We are seeking an experienced Consultant who will uphold our commitment to excellence consulting on a wide range of heritage issues within a planning, environmental and engineering context. You will be joining our established and reputable heritage team in our multi-disciplinary office of environmental and engineering consultants in central Birmingham.

As a Heritage Consultant you will be required to provide independent historical research, assessment and analysis on a broad range of heritage assets including scheduled monuments, listed buildings, conservation areas, registered parks and gardens and non-designated heritage assets. You will prepare desk-based assessments, heritage statements, statements of significance, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and heritage and characterisation assessments.

As part of a large multidisciplinary team you will be expected to be able to work independently and collaboratively within the heritage team and with other colleagues from other disciplines such as landscape and environment; you will also need to be confident engaging with consultees, members of the public and other stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for a consultant in our growing and expanding heritage team to join us at a time when we are dealing with some of the UK’s largest, most interesting, challenging and complex projects. It is an excellent opportunity within an established engineering and environmental consultancy offering you scope to continue and grow your career and professional development. AECOM develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual performance and rewards process.

AECOM’s heritage team is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

The posts will entail:

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

  • Independent archival research;

  • Organising and undertaking unaccompanied site visits;

  • Preparation of, or contribution to, assessment and other technical reports such as desk-based assessments, environmental statements, heritage statements, statements of significance and heritage and characterisations assessments;

  • Analysing and assessing the contribution that setting makes to the significance of a heritage asset and how setting may be impacted;

  • Management of budgets and workloads to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget;

  • Maintaining professionalism and excellence through strong writing skills and behaviours;

  • Effective and engaging consultation with statutory and non-statutory consultees;

  • 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 these roles we are looking for the following:

  • Client focused team player with a positive attitude;

  • 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;

  • Detailed knowledge of UK heritage legislation and policy;

  • Experience of undertaking heritage assessment and EIA / EIS 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 occasional working away from home.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates will have:

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

  • Appropriate level of membership of a relevant professional body or qualified to work towards membership with AECOM’s support.

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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156256BR