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Senior Conservation Architect

London (Greater)
Competitive salary, based upon previous experience.
Closing date
25 May 2024

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In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move it’s vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong. See what WSP stands for in 2024 and beyond…


Conservation Architect with in-depth knowledge and experience of working with historic buildings across a range of sectors. Be familiar with English Heritage and ICOMOS conservation management strategies for historic environment.

Able to collaborate with the Architectural Project Management in developing and managing the design delivery strategy, deliverables and programme with appropriate resources and time in place for multi-disciplinary co-ordination and assurance in response to a clearly defined and agreed procurement strategy.

Required to drive a culture of continuous improvement based on knowledge management including

understanding current standards and codes, drawing and document templating, delivery strategy models, co-ordination and assurance processes.

An open, collaborative and accessible team member that encourages open communication with their wider team to collectively identify any elements of issue early as possible.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with Architectural Management Team, resource and manage conservation aspect of architectural proposal.
  • Responsible for developing heritage assessments and statements of significance for historic buildings.
  • Responsible for producing condition surveys of heritage assets.
  • Management and delivery of the project design strategy at concept, planning stage, technical design delivery strategy, deliverables and programme.
  • Support wider design team during development of interventions to heritage asset.
  • Support wider design team in bid preparation.


People Management

  • Leadership experience managing a small to medium sized team.
  • Able to manage junior colleges and provide guidance and support where necessary.
  • Follow company values and exhibit appropriate behaviours.
  • Manage time efficiently and lead / assist / input into team meetings to review design programme.

Business & Financial

  • Demonstrate good client-facing communication skills.
  • Support the Project Lead in developing the project execution plan, including financial planning, and forecasting resource.
  • Lead the project execution plan, including financial planning for conservation focused tasks.
  • Support wider team in fee preparation.


  • Extensive post-qualification experience.
  • ARB registered architect.
  • AABC or RIBA SCA / CA accreditation.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Good working knowledge of UK planning and building regulations.
  • Must be able to obtain UK vetting level of Security Check (SC)
  • Working capability in industry-standard design software such as Microstation, AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Excellent conceptual, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) required.

About Us

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong.


Work-life balance?

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.



Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date

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