project manager


Arch. Research Services




United Kingdom:GB




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Permanent position following 6 month probation
Salary £30,000 – £40,000+ (dependent on experience)

Are you a highly motivated, go-getter with an ability to oversee multiple projects, people and plan ahead? Do you have a passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you an exceptional communicator, highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position is for a key member of our Field Archaeology division to help take the Company forward and requires you to be excellent at your job and an effective leader and motivator. You need to be highly disciplined, a good ‘people person’ as well as a competent archaeologist/allied professional. Although we are recruiting for those with an experienced archaeological background that will include a strong track record in report writing, we also warmly invite applications from those with a broader construction background experienced with NEC3 contracts/QS work to help deliver our projects, and especially applicants who can start relatively quickly. The post is nominally based at Bakewell but could be home-working based elsewhere in England with occasional office and site visits required.

You will ideally have experience of running a wide range of projects, motivating and leading teams, planning staff allocations to jobs, co-ordinating post-excavation work, negotiating with local authority archaeologists, producing risk assessments, quality assurance and report checking. You will have responsibility for delivering a wide range of projects and will be accountable to the Head of Field Archaeology. You will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects on time and to budget and for getting invoices issued promptly. A good knowledge of British Archaeology is important and ideally a track record in reports, editing and perhaps publication. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Excel and CAD and GIS are an advantage.

We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be. We have positions available for an immediate start.
In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

Competitive salary
Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
Attractive Company pension contribution
Life assurance cover
Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees

To apply:

Download, complete and submit all the required documentation set out below and send to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.
Applicants must complete and send in:

Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate.
Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
Equal Opportunities Form
Full CV

Closing Date:

Friday 29th January 2021, however earlier applications are very much welcomed.

Person Specification

Project Manager



Educated to 2:1 degree level or above

A relevant professional qualification (e.g. Member of CIfA) or post-graduate qualification (e.g. PhD, Masters)

Experience of working in an office environment and conducting oneself in professional manner.

Experienced within archaeology and/or the construction industry.

Experience of running archaeological projects, running sites, supervising and motivating staff and dealing with clients, curators and the public.

Documented experience of organising and delivering post-excavation work and producing high quality written work and reports.

Experience of health and safety responsibilities and ability to ensure all staff conform to requirements and adopt organisation’s health and safety culture.

Experienced in exercising sound judgement and delivering successful outcomes that take account of the subtleties and complexities of archaeological data.

Experience of report checking, including evaluation, excavation and other types of reports

Experience of successfully working to deadlines, working under own initiative as well as in part of a team.

Proven ability to run projects to time and cost and complete them to client satisfaction with rapid invoicing.

Experience of working with NEC contractual agreements and building costings, running projects to time and budget, making applications for payment and so forth.

High level understanding of archaeological fieldwork, including ability to judge most appropriate methods, quantums of work required, ability to cost jobs and to persuade and negotiate with local authority archaeologists.

Authentic high quality communication skills (listening, oral and written) and ability to quickly build rapport with teams and line manager.

Ability to organise staff and allocate jobs, hold staff to account and ensure tasks get completed.

Ability and interest in staff development – bringing on junior staff and helping to grow people as well as develop their skill sets.

Excellent written English and ability to express oneself accurately and take account of the nuances required in the production of first rate reports.

Self-discipline, attention to detail, excellent numeracy, forensic accuracy.

Excellent organisational skills.

Excellent team management and leadership skills.

Ability to prioritise many concurrent tasks based on daily, weekly, monthly and annual goals.

Computer literate including use of Office and other programmes including ideally Microsoft ‘Project’, CAD and GIS.

Full driving license.

Speaking in meetings, and giving talks and presentations etc.

Writing full and persuasive WSIs, RAMS, project designs.

Trustworthy and have integrity.

Exceptionally organised and self-disciplined.

Humble but confident.

Willing to function and contribute as part of a motivated and thriving team and willing to take instructions.

Very resourceful and natural problem solver.

Outstanding interpersonal skills.

A real team player.

Motivated to help others.


Able to remain calm, confident and competent under pressure.

Desire to be the best you can be.

Good sense of humour.

Archaeology of Britain. Period or thematic specialisms.

Willing to work a range of hours in order to attend meetings, take advantage of training courses, and ensure quotations and tenders are completed before deadline.

Able and willing to travel throughout the UK for site visits, meetings, conferences, training etc. including outside of work hours

Ambitious to assist in growing the company, assisting with staff development and taking it forward.

Keen to align oneself with, and promote, the vision, mission and values of the company.
Anforderungen für BewerberInnen
organised, self-disciplined, humble but confident, loyal, good sense of humour and cheerful amongst a long list of other soft-skills.