The Fieldwork Manager will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of pre-survey and fieldwork services, ensuring they are undertaken to a consistent and high-quality standard. The role will primarily entail managing a group of Project Officers, who are responsible for the day-to-day project elements from commission to completion. Therefore, a background in commercial archaeology project management and/or leading small teams (with client or stakeholder engagement) is essential, while a background in geophysical and/or remote sensing methodologies is desirable.
- Manage a team of Projects Officers working on pre-survey and fieldwork elements of heritage and non-heritage geophysical surveys, as well as UAV surveys.
- Responsible for ensuring the Projects Team meets fieldwork budget targets.
- Contribute to the development of workplace systems and procedures.
- Staff development, including identifying training needs and coordinating its delivery to colleagues.
- Ensure uniformity in quality excellence for pre-survey and fieldwork services by the Projects Team (e.g. for WSI and RAMS production, client engagement, fieldwork elements).
- Provide advice on fieldwork planning to the Programme Manager and the sales team.
- Keep abreast of industry and regional standards and guidelines and ensuring that work is undertaking to these requirements.
- Undertake quality assessments of pre-survey and survey elements, which may include occasional site visits.
- Sign off on geophysical survey and remote sensing technical reports.
Person Specification and Skill Requirements
- A geophysical and/or remote sensing background or experience is desired, but not essential. Greater weight will be given to individuals who have experience in project management and/or personnel management.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills and previous experiences of managing or mentoring individuals, preferably small teams.
- Previous experience of managing archaeology projects or elements of complex projects, preferably with client facing or stakeholder engagement.
- Understanding of project budgets and associated costs.
- Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at ACIfA or MCIfA grade is desirable.
- Full clean UK driving licence.