Jacobs: Built Heritage Consultants

Competitive Salary & Flexible Benefits Package
Based in London, Reading, Croydon, or Leeds

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors worldwide.

Our ‘Innovative Sustainable Solutions’ unit comprising 700 environmental staff provides advice for our clients on sustainability and environmental issues. This includes our Landscape team, numbering over 50, working alongside other disciplines such as arboriculturalists, ecologists, planners, environmental scientists and archaeologists.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking to expand our current team. We are therefore seeking experienced Built Heritage Consultants be based from either London, Reading, Croydon, or Leeds.

The successful candidates will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Key responsibilities

  • Provision of built heritage advice to internal and external clients.
  • Built heritage input to all stages of EIA.
  • Preparation of Heritage Statements and Statements of Significance.

We are seeking strong technical skills along with excellent report writing ability and an in-depth understanding of UK architectural history. You will also be a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation or Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at an appropriate level.

In return, we can offer involvement in a wide range of exciting and often high profile projects, with significant opportunities to develop technical and management skills.


  • A good degree qualification in archaeology or related discipline with a further qualification in buildings archaeology or related discipline.
  • Experience of working for a multidisciplinary consultancy.
  • Good understanding of relevant heritage legislation, policy and guidance.
  • Experience in providing cultural heritage inputs to EIA, including the assessment of the significance of historic buildings and structures, including the contribution made by setting to that significance, and of magnitude and significance of effect.
  • Ability to identify effective mitigation.
  • Preparation of Heritage Statements and Statements of Significance.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Relevant fieldwork experience.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • A full, clean driving licence.
  • Ability to manage own time and work to tight deadlines
  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional working away from home.


  • Experience in the procurement and management of contractors.
  • Experience of the conservation of historic buildings.
  • GIS (ESRI/MapInfo) skills.
  • The candidate should be willing to work out of other JACOBS offices in the UK as required.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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