Friday, July 15, 2022 - 00:00

PGS is an independent specialised heritage consultancy providing advice and solutions to public and private clients on the African continent. We have a presence in South Africa, Mozambique and Lesotho, which enables us to serve the need of our clients in Africa. Our unique understanding of the African business and social environment enables us to provide a tailored product that relates to all project stakeholders.

Our focus is on heritage management which includes grave relocations, archaeology, historical studies, sacred site management and cultural heritage management plans.

Our teams of archaeologists and heritage practitioners work on various projects all over the SADC region and have years of practical experience to handle situations as they arise. We are looking to expand our team with this appointment.

Role and Responsibilities

  • To act as project manager for such projects listed above and interact with the relevant client as a contact for PGS;
  • Conduct archival research related to projects including but not limited to HIA’s, AIA’s and grave relocation projects
  • Conducting field assessments and site visits to determine the extent of the heritage resources present on project sites and to determine their size and significance.
  • Provide grading of heritage resources in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA) and published guidelines as provided by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) as well as in-house developed guidelines and impact tables;
  • Evaluate the possible impacts on heritage resources and make recommendations on management measures in line with the significance rating of the heritage resource.
  • To write and compile HIAs for use by clients in the compilation of their Environmental Impact Assessments or development frameworks.
  • To assist with and compile permit applications as required for mitigation work on heritage resources as recommended. This included permits to SAHRA and other state departments for the heritage resource in question.
  • Provide feedback to the company Directors on the relevant projects as handled by the heritage specialist, keep them abreast of the project progress, and inform them of any issues that may affect the company.
  • Work with other staff members on extended projects where various members are involved in producing a final product.
  • Abide by the policies and ethics of ASAPA and the APHP

Closing date: 15 July 2022. Email jobs@pgsheritage.co.za to apply.


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