Project Manager

Pre Construct Archaeology
Closing date: 
Monday, August 9, 2021
Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Ranging from £33,000-41,000 (subject to experience)
Brockley, London (with travel to sites and our other offices as required)


PCA is one of UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country. We have been delivering professional heritage services for more than 27 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team, as we continue 2021 with a range of exciting projects across the UK.

We will be looking to recruit staff at project management level to work within our busy office providing professional advice and services across London and the South-East. The role would be ideally suited to someone familiar with a variety of archaeological environments and periods. The post(s) will be based at our Brockley premises. Necessary training will be provided as required.

The Role:

PCA is looking for someone to manage all types of archaeological projects.

The successful candidate will be required to develop and manage client relationships, develop Pre-Construct Archaeology within the Heritage Sector, and will be expected to actively promote the company. Other aspects of the role will require the successful candidate:

  • To effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of any type of archaeological project.
  • To negotiate and liaise on all aspects of projects with clients or their representatives, and representatives of the local planning authority or other relevant curators.
  • To manage archaeological fieldwork efficiently and effectively.
  • To manage the preparation of reports including liaison with supervisors, CAD department and others involved in the project.
  • To co-ordinate with post-excavation managers during the post-excavation phase of mitigation projects.
  • To understand and follow PCA’s health and safety policy and any specific requirements on each site, and to manage company staff in following the correct procedures.
  • To contribute effectively to company and team activities.
  • To line-manage company staff and Sub-Contractors effectively.
  • To maintain personal effectiveness for the job.

Essential requirements:

  • Proven ability in the management and delivery of a wide variety of archaeological/heritage projects within the UK commercial sector
  • Field & office-based experience
  • Tendering & management of projects from inception to delivery
  • Experience of interaction with statutory bodies, clients, agents & curatorial staff
  • CSCS card
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Flexible approach to projects and work
  • Proven capability to work in a team and individually
  • Experience of managing projects in an urban and rural environment


  • Experience of managing infrastructure projects
  • Experience of Environmental Statements
  • Proficiency in the use of common software packages
  • Knowledge of GIS
  • CIFA membership
  • SMSTS, NEBOSH or similar relevant professional qualification
  • UK Driving Licence
  • Mentoring experience

Employee benefits:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays and 2 days for Christmas, if employed over the Christmas period), rising on service length
  • Subsistence and high-quality accommodation provided when working away from home is required
  • High quality PPE provision– the safety of our staff always comes first
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working, TOIL, possibility of work from home if eligible
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • H&S training as relevant for the role
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

All successful candidates will undergo a probationary 3-month period, after which, given satisfactory performance, they will be offered a permanent contract.

PCA follow all current guidelines regarding SOP and COVID19 and take the safety of our staff as paramount – advice is up to date with government guidance.

PCA is committed to a comprehensive equal opportunities policy in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. All applicants with the relevant qualifications and experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job.

Please be advised we cannot commit to responding to all emails. In accordance with our GDPR policy, we will not keep unsuccessful applicants’ details or CVs on our system, unless you expressly request that we do.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Closing date for applications: Monday 9 August 2021

If successful you will be asked to attend an interview at our office in Brockley.

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