Archaeological Consultant/Senior Archaeological Consultant

Closing date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
£26,000 - £35,000 circa
East/South Midlands (Newark based office)


RPS is looking for an Archaeological Consultant/Senior Archaeological Consultant to join the Heritage Team, part of our UK Planning Division. The Heritage Team is renowned for its deep expertise in archaeology, built heritage, historic landscapes and industrial archaeology.  Our projects are mainly across the East and South Midlands and ideally we would like you to attend the Newark office on a weekly basis (we are able offer a hybrid home/office working arrangement). 

The role

The position will involve preparation of DBAs/ES chapters and WSIs. You will be supported and mentored with a view to progression to manage fieldwork projects – predominantly in East and South Midlands but also further afield. You’ll be using CAD and ArcGIS and other standard graphics packages

RPS is always interested in hearing from archaeologists looking to make a career in consultancy. If you think that you have a skill-set/client base and/or the experience to apply for a more senior position we would also be delighted to hear from you.

Your skills/experience

We are looking for are bright, ambitious archaeologists with commercial experience. Ideally you should have first or second degree in Archaeology or a related subject and be an Associate for above with CIfA. You need never have written a DBA previously, but you must have an aptitude to prepare clear, commercially focused reports to a deadline.

What we offer you

We are proud to say we are committed to mentoring and training, ensuring you progress at RPS.  We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself.  We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK. 

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:  25 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year,  Company pension scheme, Private Healthcare, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance, Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About RPS

RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy with over 5,000 people.  We specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes.   Our company is flexible, friendly, and creative.  We strive to be different from our competitors by being passionate about delivering results.  We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

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