• Associate Director - Historic Environment Specialist

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    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
    Additional Work Locations
    GB-Berkshire-Reading | GB-Warwickshire-Leamington Spa | GB-Shropshire-Shrewsbury
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Due to a continuing strong workload across a range of sectors throughout the UK we are looking to recruit an Associate Director to join our Historic Environment team.  We are looking for a historic landscape or townscape specialist to contribute to our existing workload and to support our continued growth.


    Whilst the role will be within the Historic Environment team, the post-holder will be expected to further develop inter-disciplinary practice across architecture, master planning and landscape design disciplines.     


    The role will include leading on the delivery of heritage statements, historic area appraisals, historic environment EIA chapters as well as the provision of advice to clients.  You will be expected to produce technical work, as well as reviewing the work of other members of the team and will also support and lead on the preparation of proposals. You will also be prepared to take a role in the leadership and development of the Historic Environment team, and as part of this will be likely to take on staff management and mentoring roles.


    This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the continued success and growth of a reputable and successful team, who contribute to a wide range of high-profile projects across Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solution’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 also be working closely with other members of Wood’s Environmental Appraisal Team and with the Built Environment Team.  Whilst the role will be UK-focussed, there may be opportunities for international work.


    Subject to the preferences of a successful candidate it is likely that this role could be based in one of our offices in Shrewsbury, Leamington or Reading.

    Skills / Qualifications

    A degree in a conservation related discipline (Archaeology or Heritage/Architectural/Building conservation).


    You will be educated to degree level and have a sound background in British history or archaeology and an in depth knowledge of heritage conservation policy and practice, likely to have been gained from commercial experience. Membership of a relevant professional organisation is desirable.


    An ability to communicate clearly both verbally and through written work is essential. IT skills and knowledge of GIS systems will be advantageous, as will some familiarity with BIM. Previous experience of HLF-funded projects is also desirable.  As an Associate Director you will be expected to manage projects, so some previous project management experience is desirable.  You will also be expected to support junior members of the team, so some previous staff management experience is also desirable.


    You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging and fulfilling working environment.  This role brings the opportunity to play a role in leading and developing and growing the team and the post holder will be expected to act as a mentor to more junior staff to help lead their development.  There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development within Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solution’s 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 occasional away working and a full driving licence will be required.

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  www.woodplc.com  


    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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