AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Project Archaeologist / Field Director. The Senior Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the greater US, as available. The Senior Project Archaeologist will have extensive knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze prehistoric and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the scoping of archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where 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 Senior Field Director and has extensive 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. May have the ability to serve as a Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.
- 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 makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
- Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.
- 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.
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- Bachelor's degree and 4 years of related experience
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.
- MA or MS in Anthropology or related field
- Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
- Minimum four years of supervisory experience (e.g., Field Director).
- 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.
Preferred Additional Qualifications
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for History.
- Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Total Station, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Statistical Analysis (ex., SAS or SPSS).
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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.
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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.
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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. 257319BR
Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - Hunt Valley, MD - 4 North Park Drive
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.