REF: 29681/001

Historic Environment Research & Delivery Strategy Manager

Note: Hourly rates will vary for payments under PAYE status or via an umbrella company


I have a great opportunity for a HERDS Manager in Birmingham to work for a major Joint Venture on HS2.

  1. Purpose of the Job

To act as main point of contact for a Sector of the central section route overseeing technical delivery of HERDS subcontractors works. Support the HERDS Technical Package Manager in delivery of HERDS package schedule and deliverables. To liaise directly with Fusion sub-contractors.


  1. Principal Accountabilities


  • Prepare project plans, scoping documents and desk studies as required and liaise with HS2 and stakeholders
  • Quality assure subcontractor deliverables and submit for acceptance to HS2
  • Overseeing HERDS activities within the area of responsibility at each geographic location or system based area and ensure deliverables are submitted by subcontractors in accordance with agree programme.
  • Supporting the Technical Package Manager in preparing communications and instructions (change control) to subcontractors in accordance with the Works Contracts Administration Procedures.
  • Providing schedule data to land access and logistics teams
  • Maintain issue register
  • Maintain stakeholder engagement register
  • Liaising with the site supervisor and site engineer to support the subcontractors progress and manage site works
  • Liaising with the Site Supervisor for monitoring contractor's mobilisation and logistics.
  • Deliver presentations and works updates to local community groups in liaison with community engagement teams
  • Provide content and contribution to Fusion and HS2 media programme
  • Review method statements in liaison with site engineer.
  • Co-operate with Fusion in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.
  • Act as a role model for Fusion's vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Fusion's Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too.
  • Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.
  • Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put Fusion's information or information systems at risk.


  1. Main challenges of the job


Working in a dynamic project environment where change is a constant characteristic:

  • Managing multiple packages and deliverables to meet deadlines
  • Delivering on the environmental requirements for the project and route wide written scheme of investigation objectives whilst maintaining the project programme
  • Communicating archaeological requirements and creating good working relationships with Industry Partners, stakeholders the delivery team and main works contractors


  1. Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external)

Key working relationships

  • Reports to AWH Archaeology Technical Delivery Manager
  • Supervises the archaeology field assistant
  • Works closely with the Site Supervisor, Land Access Coordinator, H&S and Environmental Advisors, Community Relations Officers and other members of the AWH Package team
  • Collaborates closely with subcontractor's and supplier's representatives.
  • Develops effective working relationships with key stakeholders and community representatives.


  1. Person specification


  • Qualified field archaeologist or related profession
  • Experience of managing historic environment sub contracts
  • Experienced in historic environment survey and mitigation design for fieldwork and post excavation processes
  • Knowledge and experience of site-based H&S and Environmental processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the use of subcontracts; knowledge of the contractor/ subcontractor's responsibilities contained in subcontract documents.


Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this position and will be required to provide the appropriate original evidence. Throughout the business, CarmichaelUK promotes a culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. We place paramount importance on our inclusive recruitment philosophy and will do our very best to support those applicants who may need adjustments in order to take part in the recruitment process. Please do let us know if you require any additional assistance by calling us on 020 8522 8888 and we will be pleased to help where possible. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business. To view similar positions at various locations throughout the UK visit our website.

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