Career opportunity

Archaeological Project Manager / Associate Director – Basingstoke

South-East (Basingstoke)

As an SME Environmental Consultancy firm, and part of the Cura Terrae group of environmental companies, we have a national presence across Scotland, England, and Wales, with plans to extend our network further and grow the company substantially over the coming years.

Ecus Ltd offers an environmental and sustainability consulting service where we aim to integrate what we do around the core principles of achieving a zero carbon and circular economy, the ecological imperative of biodiversity enhancement, healthy environments for people and places, and consideration of the future needs and resilience of society and infrastructure.

We have a strong focus around the natural and earth sciences and can provide a service which blends key skills in ecology, landscape, heritage, archaeology and arboricultural disciplines with environmental planning and management to reimagine projects and benefit sites.

With over 30 years of experience, our areas of expertise include:

  • Ecology
  • Environmental planning and consenting
  • Landscape
  • Heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Carbon management
  • Arboriculture
  • Water consultancy
  • Air quality
  • Habitats creation

We are framework suppliers too and have long term contracts with many of the major players in the transport infrastructure sector, residential and commercial land developers, energy providers and utilities, regulators, and Government as well as the national conservation bodies, charities, and utilities.  We are also an IEMA QMark registered company and work hard to encourage the professional progression of our team to contribute to their own professional development and to developing high quality and innovative practice in environmental planning and related disciplines.

We always seek to recruit dedicated professionals who are committed to achieving positive environmental and sustainability outcomes, with a track record of delivering for clients and for their colleagues.

  • What we can offer our employees

    Our Offering

    • A competitive salary
    • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
    • Additional days holiday per year worked (up to 5 additional days) after 2 years’ service
    • Company matched pension scheme
    • Employee perks scheme
    • ‘Health Cash Plan’ including access to face to face counselling
    • Hybrid / Flexible Working, including “flex-from-first
    • Regional and Companywide events
    • Career development and progression (Professional Membership(s) paid)
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Inter-regional technical working groups
    • Volunteer days and matched charity fundraising

    We are proud of our innovative nature, customer focus and drive to continually improve.  We put people at the heart of what we do and employ more than 150 professional staff throughout a network of 10 regional offices across Scotland, England and Wales.

  • Working for Us

    Investing in our People

    Our culture is driven by our strength in teamwork and professionalism. We promote integrity and treat people with respect. We support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where people from every background can come together and do great things. We invest in our people and support professional development and are committed to supporting our people and giving them tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing.

    Become part of our team!

  • About this Opportunity

    What we are looking for

    Following the continued growth of our Archaeology team, Ecus is looking to appoint a Project Manager or Associate Director. Based in our Basingstoke office the successful candidate will coordinate a range of fieldwork projects throughout the south-east of England, overseeing the archaeological and commercial success of their projects.

    We are looking to grow our team and would welcome applications from individuals with outstanding communication skills and experience in developing new business. We welcome applications from current archaeological project managers looking for a new challenge within a growing multi-disciplinary team and experienced project officers wishing to progress their careers.

    The role will have line management duties for both the archaeology and heritage teams and experience delivering and managing desk-based assessment reports would be advantageous. The role will report to, and work closely with, Ecus’s heads of archaeology and heritage as well as our archaeology teams in Sheffield and Barnard Castle.

  • Skills / Experience

    Requirements for our role

    Essential Skills / Experience

    • Thorough knowledge of British archaeology and practices;
    • Experience of running or managing large scale excavations;
    • An accomplished report writer;
    • Ability to handle confidential information;
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
    • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package;
    • Ability to multi-task and work proactively and flexibly in support of changing workloads; and
    • A current driving licence.


    Desirable Skills / Experience

    • Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists;
    • IOSH Managing safely or SMSTS qualified;
    • Current CsCS card;
    • Experience of working within the heritage sector; and
    • Experience of managing project budgets.
  • How to Apply

    Everything you need to know to get your application started

    Ecus is an equal opportunities employer, we provide a supportive friendly working environment, offer competitive salaries, flexible working and we are proud to have gained Investors in People ‘Silver’ status.

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact: Andrew Norton on 07969 317471

    Applications should be made via email to and should include a CV and covering letter outlining the position applied for along with a portfolio (if applicable) to demonstrate your range of technical skills and experience (less than 10MB file or include a sharing download link).



    We do not accept CVs from third parties / agencies, and any applications received will be treated as the property of Ecus Ltd. We will not be liable for any fees related to unsolicited CVs received.

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