RSK: Built Heritage Advisor (Senior Consultant)

logoCompetitive salary based on experience
(i.e. c.£33,000+ pa)
Based in Birmingham

RSK Environment Ltd, a member of RSK Group Ltd, is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and an accredited Historic Environment Service Provider with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. RSK’s Archaeology and Built Heritage Team provides a comprehensive range of historic environment services throughout the UK and abroad. We undertake archaeological research and investigations, providing advice to our clients across a range of energy, residential, commercial and public sectors, and make judgements which shape the future of the past.

We are seeking an experienced built heritage specialist to start work in April 2019 on Phase 2b of High Speed 2. The work will be based full time in Birmingham, with occasional meetings and site visits away from the office.

The role requires the candidate to provide technical support to colleagues, review technical documentation including Environmental Statement chapters and respond to stakeholders as required. The candidate will have experience in supporting and/or authorship of historic environment chapters for environmental impact assessment and heritage statements, and an understanding of British planning legislation and policy. Experience in the application of DMRB or ICOMOS guidance on impact assessment on linear infrastructure would be desirable.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in heritage-related subject
  • Demonstrable experience in British heritage sector
  • Support and/or authorship of EIA chapters, Heritage Statements or Conservation Area appraisals
  • Membership of IHBC at Associate grade or above, or Associate and above CIfA membership (or a substantial record of activity at equivalent levels of professional responsibility).

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience of work on major and/or linear infrastructure projects
  • Supervision of historic environment work
  • Driving licence

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience (i.e. c.£33,000+ per annum)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular training and career development
  • IHBC or CIfA subscriptions paid by RSK

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that’s consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Having been recently placed within the top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

For more information please call Harriet Baker, HR Advisor on 07725 790908 or email

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

If you would like an informal discussion of the role, feel free to contact the RSK archaeology and built heritage team Leader, Andy Towle ( 07753 895 123)

The deadline for applications is 28th February 2019.
Interviews may be conducted and an appointment made before this deadline if a suitable candidate is identified.


RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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