Moore Group requires a Senior Archaeological Consultant/Licence Eligible Archaeologist for a full-time permanent position.

Contract Type: Full time, permanent.

Job Description: The successful candidate will work on a wide range of projects throughout Ireland. The role will involve providing advice to clients and preparing cultural heritage reports ranging from pre-planning assessments, constraints studies, route selection studies and impact assessments through to EIAR chapters. Project types include housing, commercial, power infrastructure and renewables as well as other large scale infrastructure projects.

The role will also include licenced field work and report production – testing, monitoring and excavations nationwide ranging from single dwelling house projects to larger scale developments.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Compilation of Constraints Studies, Route Selection Reports, Cultural Heritage Impact Assessments and EIAR Chapters.
  • Liaison with relevant authorities.
  • Providing advice, and communicating with, clients and design teams with respect to heritage issues, mitigation measures, policies, and programmes of measures.
  • Provision of expert witness services at Oral Hearings.
  • Field inspections.
  • Managing archaeological fieldwork programmes including testing, monitoring and excavations.
  • Attendance at meetings when required.
  • Supporting the management team through budget monitoring, implementation of Moore Groups H&S policies and other policies and functions as required.
  • Other relevant tasks as required.

Educational and Professional Requirements


  • A BA/BSc or equivalent qualification.
  • Extensive fieldwork experience – At minimum 2 years’ experience at Site Director level in the commercial sector.
  • Demonstrable people management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of technical reports and in assessing/interpreting cultural heritage data.
  • An in-depth understanding of the heritage planning sector, relevant processes, and legislation.
  • The ability to be well organised and work to deadlines, identifying priorities and managing time effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills.
  • The ability to work unsupervised and to work well with others.
  • A high level of computer literacy.
  • A full driving license and access to own transport.


  • Experience in the use of GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • A post graduate qualification in archaeology or an equivalent qualification relating to planning, environmental impact assessment and/or built heritage.
  • Safe Pass and Manual Handling.


Remuneration of €49,000 per annum (accommodation and travel expenses provided when working away from the office). You will become a member of the company pension scheme after a 6-month probationary period.

Hours, location, and other information:

The standard hours will be 37.5 hours per week, based on a 7.5 hour working day, Monday to Friday. Some overtime, evening and weekend work will be required. All Moore Group’s staff currently work from home. Attendance at company meetings and events is generally Galway focused. References/Referees required. Reporting directly to the managing director.


A full time, permanent contract will be issued for this role at the discretion of management at Moore Group and subject to effective performance and satisfactory completion of a 6-month probation period.

How to Apply:

C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position, should be emailed to or sent by post to Moore Group, 3 Gort na Rí, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Closing Date for Application:

23rd December 2021 

Closing date extended to 10th January 2022

Use of Data:

All personal data and the information submitted for this application will be used solely for the purpose of this recruitment. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence and accessed only by those involved directly in the recruitment.

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