Coastal and Offshore Archaeological Research Services (COARS) is a professional consultancy service for the marine archaeology sector that has been working out of Southampton University for the last two years. This University Consultancy group was built on a string of successful research consultancy projects undertaken by staff from both Ocean and Earth Science and Archaeology over the preceding decade http://www.southampton.ac.uk/coars/). We have experience of delivering on a wide range of projects for sectors including renewable, nuclear and non-renewable energy, the Government sector, marine aggregates, port developments and channel dredging, oil and gas installations, pipelines and cable routes.
COARS has just been awarded a twenty-one month project by Heritage England to undertake a Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey (RCZAS) of the North Devon and Cornwall Coastline, which will form part of a national programme designed, initially, to inform Shoreline Management planning and latterly the developing Defra ‘Adaptation Strategy’. In order to deliver on this project we require an Archaeological GIS technician to support the current COARS group. This post will be responsible for the provision of specialist GIS and in particular Historic Environment Record (HER) technical support for this project. Thus, we seek candidates with experience in GIS, HER analysis, databases and wide period UK Archaeology. It is desirable that you have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification/experience. In addition to working on the RCZAS this position will also be involved in the delivery of other COARS project during the period of employment.