Title Fieldwork Manager
Salary 28,000 – 35,000
Job Information

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.   

Main Activities 

  • 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. 
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