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Marine Project Archaeologist

Glen Allen, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 10, 2021

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United States of America - Maryland, Germantown
Job Summary
AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Marine Project Archaeologist / Field Director. The Marine Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, greater US, and potentially international work, as available. The Archaeologist will have knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze prehistoric and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports.
This position is expected to begin in November, 2021.
At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the scoping of marine archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where maritime sites can occur.
- Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
- Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
- Serves as a Field Director and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team work assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods.
- Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and assists the Principal Investigator with making decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties.
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
- Performs manual labor and has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology.
- Master's degree in Anthropology or related field.
- Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
- Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience (e.g., Crew Chief).
- Knowledgeable of geophysical survey methodologies such as sub-bottom-profiler (SBP) systems, ultra-high resolution seismic (UHRS) systems, Side scan sonar data collection, and Marine magnetometer data collection.
- Demonstrated use of Hypack software and associated data analysis modules.
- Demonstrated use of Sonar Wiz software and associated data analysis modules.
- Demonstrated use of QINSy software and associated data analysis modules.
- AAUS Scientific Diver or similar.
- Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).
- Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for History.
- Experience with Statistical Analysis (ex., SAS or SPSS).
- Competent with the interpretation of sub-bottom and shallow seismic data interpretation for identification of potential inundated prehistoric geomorphic features
- Demonstrated use of with SeiSee Seismic analysis software.
- Familiarity with BOEM report requirements
- Experience conducting terrestrial archaeological investigations as a Crew Chief.
Additional Information:
- Visa sponsorship is not available for this role.
- Relocation assistance is not available for this role.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 256588BR
Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - Hunt Valley, MD - 4 North Park Drive
Virtual: No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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