EIA Consultant (Marine Archaeology)


Looking for a career in maritime archaeology in a growing company with lots of opportunities? Then we would like to hear from you.

MSDS Marine are a Marine and Coastal Contractor specialising in the management, execution and support of archaeological projects in the marine environment.

MSDS Marine have grown steadily since they were first established in 2011 and are now a market leader in maritime archaeology in the UK. MSDS currently have a large volume of work and are involved in many high-profile offshore development projects. As a result, we are looking to expand our team by recruiting an enthusiastic and self-motivated marine EIA Consultant. Whilst the role is marine focused, we would also like to hear from individuals that fit the criteria within a terrestrial environment, but with a desire to work in the marine environment. We understand that core skills are transferable, and we would be able to support a transition and your development.

You will be an experienced heritage professional, educated to at least degree level, with a proven track record in commercial archaeology work. You will also be conversant in the interpretation and application of UK planning and legislation as relevant to the marine Historic Environment. You will work closely with other team members on existing work as well as identifying and following opportunities for future work. You will be expected to manage small to medium-sized projects as well as take part in business development. Whilst some management level experience would be advantageous, the role may also suit a talented heritage consultant wishing to take the next step in their career. We are looking for someone who wants to help shape our future growth and has ideas to the future direction they believe we should take.

The role will require you to undertake a range of activities, primarily relating to the planning process (including EIA work), from research and GIS analysis, to report writing and provision of advice to clients. You will require a clear and robust understanding of marine heritage in UK waters and the legislation, policy and curatorial advice which govern this. MSDS Marine prides itself on good client relationships borne from a strong understanding of our client’s requirements and wishes, and as such the role requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Creative thinking and the ability to apply this in different areas, from the development of complex mitigation strategies to the inception of new projects, would also be highly desirable. We will be looking for an individual who can manage their own workload, develop new client relationships and tender for work.

SkillEssential (E) or Desirable (D)
Proven track record in heritage consultancy, preferably marine heritage consultancyE
At least three years’ experience researching and writing DBAs, EIAs, WSIs and method statementsE
Excellent understanding of legislation, policy and guidance relevant to marine archaeology in the UKE
Ability to provide clients with bespoke and proportionate advice on marine archaeological requirements, with reference to legislation, policy, guidance and any relevant marine license/ DCO conditionsE
Excellent communication and problem-solving skillsE
Ability to take initiative, and manage own time effectivelyE
Excellent GIS skills, preferably including use of ArcGIS ProE
Able to foster and maintain good client relationshipsE
Good knowledge of tender process and experience producing successful tendersD
Ability to manage teams of specialistsD
An Associate member (or above) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists – or be eligible to apply within 6 months.D
Relevant qualifications to allow working offshore as required e.g. SCW95 etcD
A First Aid at Work qualificationD
Driving licenseD

Employee Benefits: Competitive package of employee benefits including flexible working options. Details of all benefits available here:

Applications: To apply please submit a cover letter and CV to info@MSDSMarine.co.uk
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sally Evans – sally@MSDSMarine.co.uk

View more details here:  Vacancies | MSDS Marine and MSDS Heritage

Please quote BAJR in your application.

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