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Archaeologists-Project Officers, Cambridge and Norwich

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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 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we continue through 2021 with a range of exciting projects across East Anglia, undertaken from our offices in Pampisford (Cambridge) or Honningham (Norwich). Our recent sites in the region included large scale Iron Age, Roman and medieval settlements, as well as various rural and urban projects of all periods.

We will be looking to recruit staff at all levels from Archaeologists up to Project Officers.

PCA offers a competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits, including a pay banding structure that allows for career progression.

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 and site-specific RAMS are available.

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
  • £15 per night subsistence when working away from home (and high-quality accommodation provided)
  • High quality PPE and site welfare 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 relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

About the job:

Location: East Anglia and surrounding areas (transport provided from Pampisford or Norwich/ Honningham)

Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, usually 8am – 4 pm

Salary range:

Archaeologists – starting at £21,092

Assistant Supervisors – starting at £23,253

Supervisors – starting at £24,797

Project Officers – starting at £28,930


Field Archaeologists

Responsibilities:

  • Excavation of archaeological features and deposits
  • Collection and labeling of artefacts
  • Writing context sheets for archaeological features and deposits, drawing plans and sections to scale, on site photography
  • Collection and processing of environmental samples
  • Post-ex office work (occasionally required) including washing, marking and labeling finds, archiving site records

Minimum requirements:

  • 3 months of fieldwork experience
  • CSCS card
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times

Assistant Supervisors and Supervisors

Responsibilities:

  • Excavation and recording of archaeological features and deposits to a high quality
  • Supervision of small teams
  • Machine watching
  • Site survey
  • On site liaison with clients and contractors
  • Preparing written account of undertaken field work (grey literature reports)

Minimum requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Ability and willingness to work on site in all kinds of weather
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to strict deadlines while maintaining excellent quality of work, mindfulness of project budget
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Degree in Archaeology or related subject
  • Computer literacy (MS Office package, databases, knowledge of graphic programs such as Auto Cad, QGIS, Illustrator etc. will be advantageous) 
  • Minimum two years of fieldwork experience in the UK
  • Experience in report writing is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in GPS surveying is desirable but not essential
  • Full clean UK driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles (if applying for a Supervisor)
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times

Project Officers

Responsibilities (all of above plus the following):

  • Assisting in the management of projects
  • Supervision of a variety of sites, including large scale and infrastructure projects
  • Preparing written account of undertaken field work, including publications, journal articles etc.
  • Report checking, preparing WSIs, DBAs and RAMS
  • Regular liaison with clients and contractors
  • Health and safety responsibilities

Minimum requirements: (all of the above plus the following)

  • Degree in Archaeology or related subject
  • Full clean UK driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • Experience in GPS survey
  • At least five years of field work experience in the UK, including minimum two years of working in a supervisory role
  • Proven written account of undertaken projects (grey literature reports, desk-based assessments, publications etc.)
  • The successful candidates need to present a high level of self-motivation and discipline
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times

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 are expecting a high volume of applications, and therefore 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 Caroline Edwards, HR Officer: CEdwards@pre-construct.com  Please state on your application which role you are applying for and at which office would you want to be based. If successful you will be asked to attend an interview at our office in Pampisford. For more information please visit http://www.pre-construct.com

Regional Manager, Durham

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Job Title: Regional Manager

Location: Durham Office (some travel will be required on occasion)

Salary: to be discussed

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

About Us

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA) has been delivering high quality and client focused professional heritage services for more than 25 years and is one of the UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country.

PCA are a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). The company is an accredited contractor, compliant with CHAS and SMAS, and has been assessed and approved to the quality management system ISO 9001:2015.

We provide a full range of fieldwork, surveying, built heritage and post-excavation services and employ a team of nationally or internationally renowned in-house specialists. Our award-winning peer-reviewed monograph series was first established in 2002 and we also produce Occasional Papers to make available the results of smaller excavations or draw together sites with common thematic or regional connections. Booklets present the results of large excavations in an easily accessible format.

The company is delighted to announce that we are seeking an experienced Regional Manager to run our Durham Office. This position has become available due to resignation for personal reasons. The PCA Durham Office, established over 20 years ago, undertakes a wide range of archaeological projects across the whole of the north of England but may not be restricted to operations in this region only. The Durham Office has a strong track record in producing publications, including a series of significant monographs and journal articles, and has long-standing relationships with the wider archaeological community across the region, including university departments and local societies and community groups.  

The Position

The successful candidate will have a track record that includes: managing an archaeological company or regional office; several years’ experience in managing archaeological projects within the commercial archaeological sector; managing a team of archaeological staff; and a demonstrable track record of project delivery. The role will be based in our new and bespoke premises in Chester-le-Street town centre.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Tendering for a variety of project types
  • Preparation of Project Designs/Written Schemes of Investigation
  • Project budgeting
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • Preparation of Health and Safety documentation relevant to archaeological projects
  • Familiar with current planning regulations as they apply to archaeology
  • Degree in archaeology or an allied subject
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Membership of CIfA at MIfA level
  • Current CSCS card

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Archaeological background within the region covered, i.e. northern England
  • A recognised Health and Safety qualification (managerial level)
  • Knowledge of the Scottish heritage sector

PCA offers a friendly working environment, competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits, including:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Generous annual leave (28 days including bank holidays and 2 extra days over the Christmas period) that rises with length of service
  • Flexible working, including home working where/if appropriate
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) subscriptions paid in full
  • Company pension scheme
  • Additional benefits which are regularly reviewed and updated
  • Mental Health First Aiders

For this particular position, PCA is willing to consider financial assistance with relocation, for the right candidate. This offer can be discussed further at interview.

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.

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.

A full job specification can be requested by contacting Caroline Edwards: CEdwards@pre-construct.com  

Telephone queries should also be directed to Caroline Edwards, HR Officer, 07718492321.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: CEdwards@pre-construct.com

Please be advised that CVs submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

All applications must be received by email by close of business on Friday 24th September 2021.

The first round of interviews will be held at the Durham office or via Teams in the week commencing 4th October 2021.

Field Archaeologists and trainee positions, Greater London and North Kent

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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 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we continue through 2021 with a range of exciting projects across Greater London and North Kent.

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We will be looking to recruit Field Archaeologists and we also have a limited amount of spaces for trainees.

PCA offers a competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits. The successful candidates would benefit from having an interest in history and/or archaeology, enjoy working outdoors and be able to undertake physical work (eg. digging and being outside in any weather), often in challenging weather conditions.

About The Job

Location: Various projects in and around the London/Greater London area and north Kent

Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, usually 8am – 4.30 pm, with breaks for lunch and tea

Salary range: Trainees –£21,871 per annum; Field Archaeologists – ranging from £24,247 to £25,367 per annum.

Requirements:

  • Interest in archaeology
  • Good oral and written English, basic math skills are essential
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Attention for detail
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times
  • 3 months of commercial fieldwork experience (if applying for Field Archaeologist)

Desirable:

  • Membership with CIfA
  • Clean driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • First-aid training
  • Valid CSCS cards
  • Experience of Watching Brief work

Candidates applying for traineeship roles could be offered an initial 3-month trainee contract, if they are able to show an interest and passion for archaeology. All successful candidates will undergo a probationary 3-month period, with the potential of long-term employment.

PCA follow all current guidelines regarding SOP and COVID19 and take the safety of our staff as paramount – advice is continuously updated in line with government guidance and site-specific RAMS are provided for each project.

Employee benefits:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays, with 2 extra days for If you are employed with us over the Christmas period), rising on service length
  • £15 per night subsistence when working away from home (and high-quality accommodation provided)
  • High quality PPE and site welfare 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 relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

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.

We are expecting a high volume of applications and therefore cannot commit to confirming receipt of applications. 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. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job. To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Caroline Edwards (CEdwards@pre-construct.com) Please specify on your application which role you are applying for. If successful you may be asked to attend an interview at our office in London. For more information, please visit http://www.pre-construct.com

 

Project Manager, London

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Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Brockley, London (with travel to sites and our other offices as required)

Salary: Ranging from £33,000-41,000 (subject to experience)

Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, 8.30am – 5.00pm

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

Desirable:

  • 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 cedwards@pre-construct.com

Closing date for applications: Monday 9 August 2021

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

For more information please visit http://www.pre-construct.com

CAD Technician, London Office

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Job Title: CAD TECHNICIAN

Salary Range:  £26,462.75 – £29,736.02 (depending on experience)

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Location: London Offices

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About Us

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA) has been delivering professional heritage services for more than 25 years is one of UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country.

The Company is delighted to announce that we are seeking an experienced CAD Technician to work in the CAD department, based in PCA’s London Office.

The Position

We are looking for someone who is well versed in using AutoCAD to produce archaeological maps and stratigraphic drawings for most of the PCA offices. The post will include the production of archaeological plans, to illustrate all types of  report, including WSIs, Watching Brief and Evaluation Reports, Assessments and publications of all types.

Other tasks may include:

  • the drawing up of standing building recording
  • historic map regression work
  • illustrations for Desk Based Assessments

The post also entails downloading, processing and editing of survey data from GNSS/TST, and producing and uploading set-out data. Some survey training may also be available.

Essential Skills:

  • A motivated and flexible attitude
  • Good communication
  • Excellent team-work skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Produce highly accurate work even under pressure
  • Previous experience in using AutoCAD for archaeological drafting and/or building recording
  • Ability to produce illustrations of a high standard, ideally to publication level
  • Background in archaeological fieldwork
  • Paper & digital site recording techniques
  • Experience in single-context planning
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Close attention to detail

Desirable Skills:

  • GIS experience
  • Previous experience using graphics software (e.g. Illustrator)
  • Experience using GPS/survey methods

PCA offers a friendly working environment, competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits, including:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Generous annual leave (28 days including bank holidays and 2 extra days over the Christmas period) that rises with length of service
  • Flexible working, including home working where/if appropriate
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) subscriptions paid in full
  • Company pension scheme
  • Additional benefits which are regularly reviewed and updated
  • Mental Health First Aiders

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.

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: JBrown@pre-construct.com

Please be advised that CVs submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Undergraduate roles in all regions

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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 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we start 2021 with a range of exciting projects across the country, undertaken from our various offices. Our most recent sites in the region included large scale Iron Age, Roman and medieval settlements, as well as various rural and urban projects of all periods.

We are looking to employ capable and motivated undergraduate students over the summer break. We welcome applications particularly from Archaeology students but also related subjects, such as History, Classics, Geology etc. The successful candidate will be offered a 3 month fixed term contract and provided with 7 day accommodation or free transport to site from the respective offices.

This is an exceptional opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge and gain experience in commercial archaeology. We offer a range of exciting projects across the country, including large scale Roman-British settlements, prehistoric and medieval rural sites as well as urban excavations. You will have the chance to be trained by some of our specialists and researchers in archaeological excavation, drawing sections and plans, use of GPS, post-ex work including washing/sorting finds, environmental archaeology and plenty more.

The applicants who join us and successfully complete the 12 week traineeship programme will be prioritised in future job applications with PCA.

PCA offers a range of attractive employee benefits, available to all staff as soon as they start, including:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Generous annual leave
  • £15 per night subsistence when working away from home (and high-quality accommodation provided)
  • High quality PPE and site welfare provision– the safety of our staff always comes first
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • H&S training relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Company pension scheme

About the job:

Location: Various (London, Winchester, Warwick, Durham, Newark & Cambridge) please specify what location you are applying for

Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, usually 8am – 4 pm, with breaks for lunch and tea

Salary range:

Regional: starting from a daily rate of £75.51 (£377.52 weekly) 

London: starting from a daily rate of £83.89 (£419.48 weekly) 

Responsibilities (you will receive training in the following):

  • Excavation of archaeological features and deposits
  • Collection and labelling of artefacts
  • Writing context sheets for archaeological features and deposits, drawing plans and sections to scale, on site photography
  • Collection and processing of environmental samples
  • Post-ex office work (occasionally required) including washing, marking and labelling finds and archiving site records

Requirements:

  • Current undergraduate student of Archaeology or relevant subject
  • Ability and willingness to work on site in all kinds of weather
  • Good oral and written English, basic maths skills are essential
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Excellent punctuality and timekeeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times (explained in full during induction) 

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.

We are expecting a high volume of applications and therefore cannot commit to confirming receipt of applications.

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. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to CEdwards@pre-construct.com

Please state on your application which role you are applying for and at which office would you want to be based. For more information, please visit http://www.pre-construct.com

Field Staff Durham

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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 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we start 2021 with a range of exciting projects across the north, undertaken from our office in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. Our ongoing and forthcoming sites in the region include Iron Age and Roman settlements and industrial archaeological sites.

PCA’s Durham office is looking to recruit staff at Field Archaeologist level. PCA offers a competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits.

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