AECOM: Senior Built Heritage Consultants – Birmingham/ Leeds

logoAECOM 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. 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.

In joining AECOM’s heritage team you will be working alongside heritage professionals with a wealth of experience working on schemes across the UK and further afield. Our team is drawn from people with varying backgrounds; in archaeology, conservation management, planning, and the public sector. We are looking for an individual who can join our diverse team and bring their own distinctive approach to the historic environment. The candidate will deliver expert advice on the historic built environment, providing practical advice on urban design, master planning and adaptation in line with AECOM’s vision. The candidate will also be provided with the opportunity to collaborate on high profile projects as part of multidisciplinary design and engineering teams and will be expected to contribute to small and large scale projects including listed building consent applications, writing heritage statements and producing chapters which contribute to EIA. As such we are looking for a positive and proactive individual with a sound knowledge base and understanding of the planning framework and heritage significance, and with proven experience in working within the heritage industry, bringing with them the ability to work independently and as part of our growing team.

With AECOM you will enjoy a competitive remuneration package which includes a generous employer pension contribution, car allowance, health cover and flexible working. Our flexible benefits scheme also includes additional items such as the buying and selling of leave, dental cover, shopping vouchers, and charitable donations. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Duties
As a senior member of the team you will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • You will be expected to play a key role in projects, providing expert advice on the historic built environment;
  • You will be expected to have the confidence to work independently on projects, while supporting colleagues on larger schemes
  • You will be expected to respond to urban design and planning concepts, building upon your existing knowledge
  • You will be expected to provide expert advice on change within the historic environment, including the adaptation of historic buildings
  • You will have some knowledge of project management and be able to work to budgets and timetables to achieve project goals

Specific Skills Required:

  • A full clean British driving licence;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Good working knowledge of the planning system;
  • Knowledge of practical solutions in the adaptation of historic buildings;
  • Proven experience in the identification of heritage significance;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Membership of, or working towards membership of, an appropriate professional institution including the Institute of Historic Building Conservation; RTPI and/ or Chartered Institute of Field Archaeologists.

Minimum Requirements
You will have proven experience in:

  • Providing practical advice on change within the historic environment;
  • Playing an active role in the design process;
  • Understanding of current and emerging planning policy and guidance;
  • Assessing the significance of heritage assets and in the characterisation of the historic environment
  • In working as part of large, multidisciplinary teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree level qualification in a relevant discipline;
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body, or demonstrable equivalent level of experience;
  • Relevant experience working within the historic built environment;

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.

Senior Built Heritage Consultant, Leeds – APPLY

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