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Project Archaeologist

Austin County, Texas
Closing date
Nov 7, 2021

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Cultural Resource Management
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Project Archeologist

Why join us?

We are hiring! Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, TX Cultural Resources Group as a Project Archaeologist (Part-time temporary that may transition to permanent). Under direction, applies full competency in conventional scientific solutions related to functional area of assignment and broad knowledge of precedents in specialty area. Plans and coordinates scientific work related to detailed phases of a major project.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Serve as the Project Archeologist on a five or more months long NRHP Data Recovery of a Prehistoric Archeological site in Williamson County, Texas under the Principal Investigator. Projected to start date Fall of 2021.
  • Serve as an author on technical reports, research designs, and other technical documents.
  • Collaborate effectively with other cultural resource professionals, environmental professionals, engineers, and project managers.
  • Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production and ensuring it is conducted in accordance with the Atkins QA/QC protocol.
  • Supervise, mentor, and support field staff in all aspects of their responsibilities.

What will you contribute?

  • Master's degree in Archeology or Anthropology with at least two years' experience preferred or Bachelor's degree with minimum five years' experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in Texas Archeology
  • Experience as a Project Archeologist on prehistoric NRHP Testing or Data Recovery preferably
  • Experience with operating Total Data Station and GPS
  • Experience training archeological staff in appropriate field techniques, archeological best practices, and other duties
  • Experience directing and supervising field crews
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with National Historic Preservation Act regulations (including Section 106), the Antiquities Code of Texas, and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements pertinent to cultural resources
  • Experience with NEPA studies including cultural resource components of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments (EIS/EAs) is desirable.
  • Experience working in an archeological laboratory including analysis of artifacts and/or curation of records and artifacts is desirable
  • Opportunity for task management duties such as managing scopes and budgets, preparing proposals, interacting with clients, and managing field staff.
  • RPA certification is desirable
  • TxDOT precertification in 2.10.1 Archeological Surveys, Documentation, Excavations, Testing Reports, and Data Recovery Plans is preferable
  • Experience with a sufficient subset or combination of the following activities: Archeological investigations, surveys, testing, monitoring, and mitigation associated with cultural resource management projects and familiarity with collaborating with historians
  • Experience coordinating with SHPOs, THPOs, federal and state agency representatives, and landowners/managers regarding cultural resources is desirable
  • Experience developing project scopes and budgets for cultural resource task is desirable
  • Travel may be required per project requirements
  • Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license and ability to drive a work truck

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

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