Heritage Consultant (Terrestrial)

Royal Haskoning DHV
Closing date: 
Friday, January 20, 2023


About Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.


About Our Environment Advisory Group

Our Environment Group has been providing environmental solutions for our clients for over 30 years in the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of environmental services to support all sizes and types of development. From high profile infrastructure projects such as offshore wind farms, for example the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Vanguard and Boreas Offshore Wind Farms and new Round Four projects, the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station and marine developments such as at Harwich and Newhaven, to local coastal management work. We combine market-leading technical excellence, across the range of environmental disciplines, with a clear understanding of clients’ ambitions, needs and pressures.

We specialise in consenting, permitting and licencing support for complex infrastructure developments and operations. We have successfully supported our clients in delivering sustainable projects in sectors including offshore wind, marine and port developments and coastal management.

Job Role:

The position will be within a small but growing historic environment (heritage) team, as part of the wider multi-disciplinary environment team.

As a heritage consultant, you will be expected to undertake heritage statements, archaeological desk-based assessments, heritage settings assessment, conduct site visits and walkovers, monitor site works, prepare specifications, scopes of work, Method Statements and WSIs, and assist and where appropriate lead the production and compilation of historic environment (archaeology and cultural heritage) ES chapters associated with terrestrial elements of both large and smaller-scale development planning projects.

Additionally, the role will support promoting the heritage practice service offering, as and when required, via assistance with marketing materials and presentations to help ensure and maintain a continual turnover of heritage-related work.

Project involvement typically includes renewables (onshore elements of offshore wind developments), as well as coastal projects, flood alleviation and catchment management schemes, mixed use development schemes, as well as industrial sites.

This role might be right for you if you have:

  • Delivered, including task/work-order/project management and coordination of archaeological and cultural heritage elements of desktop and site-based work through EIA, consenting or other assessment processes.
  • Been involved in post-consent processes and overseeing of condition/requirement discharging.
  • Supported high quality environmental consultancy projects including EIA, surveys, research and concept/feasibility studies (in the UK and occasionally overseas).
  • Produced desk-based assessments and studies concerning archaeological and general historic environment issues, including site assessment and site visits. Report writing will include the production of high quality (‘client-ready’) heritage statements, desk-based assessments, heritage settings assessments, WSIs/Method Statements and importantly historic environment (archaeology and cultural heritage) Environmental Statement chapters.
  • Supported (and where appropriate led) consultation with stakeholders and regulators, and remain up to date with policy, legislative development and good practice in the heritage and archaeology sector.
  • Supported/contributed to co-ordinated development of new business through e.g. marketing initiatives and fee proposal input.
  • Concurrently worked on a number of commissions at different stages of the project lifecycle, organising work in a manner which ensures delivery of the required outputs on time, to budget and to quality.
  • Engaged with sub-consultants and supervised/overseen site-based contractors.

And if you are:

  • Dependable, pro-active and self-motivated
  • Flexible and adaptive / innovative


What we can offer you:

Ambitious. Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to Enhancing Society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life.

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