Northern Archaeological Associates is the leading independent heritage and archaeology consultancy in the north of England and has a broad range of current excavation, survey, geomatic, historic environment, and community projects.
NAA is currently seeking suitably qualified enthusiastic Project Managers to help grow the company’s client and project base, and to manage a range of consultancy and fieldwork projects in the north of England. We welcome applications from experienced and motivated Project Managers whose interest and expertise lies in delivering the highest standards of archaeological work to meet the needs of clients and archaeological curators. The successful applicants will be flexible, capable of maintaining a busy and varied workload, and able to work within our multi-disciplinary teams.
Reporting to the NAA Business Manager, the post holders will work closely with and alongside the company’s existing departmental project management teams in the design, running, and delivery of all types of archaeological consultancy and fieldwork schemes. They will take responsibility for the achievement of a range of concurrent projects led by Fieldwork Managers and Project Officers.
The post holders’ primary task will be to actively seek, tender for, and secure new project work. In pursuing this, the Project Managers will promote NAA’s services, build strong relationships with new and existing clients, and liaise effectively with local authority archaeologists. The role will entail: preparation of fee proposals and project documentation; mobilisation of field teams and direction of fieldwork; oversight of post-excavation assessment, analysis, and reporting; managing others acting under their direction; and accountability for delivering projects to time and within budget.
The post holders will have proven experience of securing new project work and demonstrable skills in managing archaeological field projects of different types and complexity. Knowledge of project management procedures, of health and safety in the workplace, and of relevant archaeological and historic environment legislation, policy, and best practice will be required.
The post holders will need to be effective communicators in managing, monitoring, and mentoring junior colleagues and in liaising with clients and other stakeholders. The Project Managers will be able to motivate and develop their teams and bring positive improvements to the overall effectiveness and commercial success of NAA fieldwork and reporting.
A current driver’s licence and CSCS card are essential requirements for all candidates.
The advertised posts will be based at the NAA offices in Barnard Castle and are for permanent appointments based on a 37.5-hour working week. Starting salary will be commensurate with the expertise and experience of the successful candidates and payment will be made monthly in arrears.
A job description for the Project Manager role, and information on NAA and the range of projects the Company undertakes, can be downloaded here.
NAA offers a range of benefits to recompense and reward our staff:
- Proficiency-based pay and career progression
- Paid overtime
- Annual pay review
- Group pension scheme
- Health cash plan
- Personal accident and death-in-service insurance
- 25 days minimum holiday, plus statutory or public holidays
- Buy and sell holiday scheme
- External and internal training and CPD opportunities
- CIfA membership fees paid in full
- Annual appraisal and review scheme
- Personal protective equipment provided
- Accommodation on ‘away’ fieldwork projects
- Overnight subsistence allowance
- Paid travel time
NAA is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applications will be considered positively, judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality, ethnicity, or sub-culture. All applicants must meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration to live and work in the UK without restriction.
Applications only by CV with covering letter emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is 12pm, Friday 21st September, 2018. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and successful candidates will be contacted promptly for interview. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for NAA to reply to all applications. If you have not been contacted within four weeks following the closing date of this advert, please consider this notice that you will not be invited to interview on this occasion.
NAA is always interested in attracting talented people and welcomes CVs from individuals with lots to offer. If you would like to learn more about careers at NAA, please write to us at email@example.com. You can find out first about new opportunities at NAA by following us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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