Zara Burn has more than 14 years experience in consultancy and archaeological fieldwork. She has a proven track record of working collaboratively with other environmental consultants, designers and stakeholders, adopting multi-disciplinary approaches to solving client’s needs. She has considerable experience in managing, producing and technically assuring a wide range of heritage documents to support design development, planning applications and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). Zara is an accredited Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and is on the panel of professional interviewers for MCIfA applications.
Before joining the Rocket Group Zara was a Principal Archaeologist for an engineering consultancy serving as the heritage lead on regional and national scale infrastructure projects. Highlights in the role included Archaeological Survey Manager for non-intrusive surveys on High Speed Two Phase 2B, developing a bespoke concept heritage layer for a Scheme wide GIS tool to allow rapid identification of preliminary heritage risk on sites selected for Natural Flood Management within the River Aire Catchment and being seconded to the Environment Agency providing expert heritage advice within the National Environment Assessment and Sustainability Team. Prior to this Zara worked for a commercial field unit for nine years, moving from Trainee Site Assistant to Senior Project Officer. She gained extensive experience managing and undertaking archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation analysis and is the author of published archaeological monographs primarily on Roman sites within Yorkshire.