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Historic Environment Specialist - Assistant Consultant/ Consultant

Historic Environment Specialist - Assistant Consultant/ Consultant

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Due to our continuing success working on major development projects across the country we are looking to recruit an Assistant Consultant/ Consultant to join our Historic Environment team. We are particularly seeking a new recruit to be based in our Reading or London office, but would consider suitable candidates for Shrewsbury, Newcastle or Leamington.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, diverse and successful team, making a significant contribution to our continued success and to contribute to a wide range of high-profile projects across Wood’s business. Building on a strong academic background, you will be responsible for providing support to the Historic Environment team in terms of delivering environmental consultancy services to a full range of UK-based and International clients.


You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging and fulfilling working environment. There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development within Wood’s wider Environment & Infrastructure Solutions consultancy business.


The post holder will be required to undertake site visits and walkover surveys, as well as visiting client premises and Wood’s other offices. The role will involve away working and a full driving licence will be required.

Skills / Qualifications

Educated to degree level in Archaeology or a related discipline, you will have a sound background in British archaeology and a thorough knowledge of heritage conservation policy, preferably with two years’ commercial experience. Experience of working with historic buildings is desirable, as is membership of a relevant professional organisation.


The role will include production of desk based assessments, monitoring site investigation works, preparation of specifications for archaeological fieldwork, monitoring subcontractors and supporting the delivery of Historic Environment EIA chapters.


An ability to communicate clearly both verbally and through written work is essential. IT skills and knowledge of GIS systems will be advantageous. At Assistant Consultant level you should expect to undertake desk-based research and monitor fieldwork projects as well as a desire to develop your skills in environmental consultancy. As a Consultant you should have the desire to progress to eventually fulfil a project management role.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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