Heritage & Design Advisor
Permanent and full-time role
About High Speed 1 Limited
HS1 Ltd has the 30-year concession to own, operate and maintain High Speed 1 (HS1), the UK’s only high-speed railway, as well as the stations along the route: St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.
HS1 has the vison to become an ‘Employer of Choice’ and is proud to have recently been awarded gold accreditation for We invest in people by Investors in People. We are fully committed to driving high levels of employee engagement and you will be joining a high performing team operating in a supportive team environment.
We are looking for a Heritage & Design Advisor to provide built heritage and design expertise to the team. HS1 maintains the iconic Grade I St Pancras International station which is not just home to the UK’s high-speed rail connections but is a visitor destination offering dining and retail experiences, as well as a unique cultural experience. It is our vision to develop and maintain a world class station environment that integrates and enhances the unique architectural character of the building, and you will be responsible for making sure that HS1 is fully compliant in its statutory obligations.
You will work closely with the HS1 Commercial team in the review and acceptance of retail tenant fit out and temporary installation design proposals to ensure compliance with HS1 consents and appropriate to a Grade I listed building. In addition, you will work with the station team and train operators to review and accept proposed changes to ensure compliance.
This is an exciting role for someone looking to expand their experience in building conservation. You will work as part of the Engineering team and will assume the following responsibilities:
- Facilitate collaborative and partnership working with Network Rail High Speed, the station operator.
- Prepare listed building and Heritage Deed consent applications and liaise with Historic England and the London Borough of Camden.
- Review and respond to proposals for change within the station and be responsible for the management of the administration of these and the collation of data for consent purposes.
- Help ensure consistency of approach between designers/ contractors through the implementation of appropriate standards.
- Review designer/contractor deliverables to ensure adherence to the Heritage Deed Consent.
- Assist with the preparation and presentation of historic material for public and internal use – on the web site, for marketing purposes, training materials etc.
You will be passionate about building conservation with full membership of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation or you will be actively working towards this. You will have second to none communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
- You will have a relevant degree or post-graduate or equivalent qualification in building conservation, architecture or surveying or relevant experience commensurate with the role and will have gained post qualification experience in a relevant environment. It is essential that you have an understanding of UK heritage legislation and policy with sound knowledge of UK architectural history across a range of building types but with specific interest in 19th century architecture and history.
- You will have design skills and experience of reviewing design proposals and it is essential that you have gained previous experience undertaking historic buildings assessment work as well as managing the implementation, compliance and sign off of works on site.
- Some experience and understanding of working in an engineering and commercial/retail environment would be an advantage.
- Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK and where you meet the requisite experience and skills as applications failing to highlight the desired experience will not be shortlisted.
Candidates invited to interview will undertake an assessment.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 20 November 2020