Career opportunity

Archaeology: Project Archaeologists – Barnard Castle / Sheffield / Basingstoke / Fareham

Yorkshire East Midlands and North-East


Over the past nine years Ecus has developed a reputation for pragmatic and proportionate advice while working with clients to find solutions to their heritage requirements


About this opportunity

Ecus Archaeology (incorporating Northern Archaeological Associates, NAA) is seeking Project Archaeologists to join our go-getting teams carrying out an exciting fieldwork programme that includes large-scale excavations and evaluations across the North-East and Yorkshire.

Based in Barnard Castle / Sheffield / Basingstoke / Fareham, we are looking for Project Archaeologists who are keen to progress their archaeological careers within a company that values high professional standards and a commitment to health and safety. You would work under the supervision of our experienced Project Supervisors and Project Officers who provide continual support and guidance in the field.

Candidates should be amenable to working in a range of different outdoor environments and away from the office, and will be expected to have demonstrable skills and experience in the excavation and recording of archaeological features and the recovery of artefacts and soil samples.

Under supervision, your responsibilities will include completing context sheets, stratigraphic matrices, photographing archaeological features, and composing accurate measured drawings. Previous training in health and safety in the workplace would be advantageous, as would experience of digital site recording systems.

  • What we can offer our employees

    Our Offering

    • A competitive salary
    • 25 days holidays (plus bank holidays)
    • Personal protective equipment provided
    • Accommodation on ‘away’ fieldwork projects
    • Overnight subsistence allowance
    • Regional and companywide events


    Along with environmental management and training, Ecus offer an unrivalled range of technical expertise and accredited services.

    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 people throughout a network of 10 regional offices.

  • Working for Us

    Investing in our People

    Whether you are an individual just starting your career or join us bringing years of experience with you, we support all employees in achieving their next career steps. By investing in our employees and the most up-to-date technology, we ensure that we remain at the forefront with our competitors.

    Become part of our team and you’ll be working alongside technical experts who take pride in the quality of service we offer at every stage of the project lifecycle.

  • Who are Ecus?

    Our Business

    Over the past 30 years, Ecus has developed a reputation for providing pragmatic and proportionate advice while working with clients. We are proud of our innovative approach, customer focus and drive to continually improve. We put people at the heart of what we do and employ more than 150 people across a network of 10 regional offices.

    Ecus areas of expertise include: environmental impact assessment, ecology, landscape, heritage, archaeology, carbon management, arboriculture, water, and air quality. We work with major players in the road and rail infrastructure sector, as well as residential and commercial land developers, utilities, regulators and Government.

  • Essential Skills / Experience

    Requirements for our role

    • Degree(s) in archaeology or related discipline
    • Good understanding of British archaeology
    • Self-motivated, flexible team player
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Organised, with a good attention to detail
    • CSCS card or willingness to acquire one
    • Full driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • How to Apply

    Everything you need to know to get your application started

    There are two ways to apply for this role, through the application form below, or by sending your information to us via email.

    Applications can 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.

    Supporting file requirements

    For CVs, covering letters and portfolios, keep the files to less than 10MB each or include a sharing download link if they exceed this size.

Application form

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