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Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator

SNC Lavalin
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Sep 25, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Why join us?

We are hiring! Atkins is seeking a Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator to join our growing Cultural Resources team. This position is open to any one of our offices in: Denver, CO Henderson, NV, Beaverton, OR and Kirkland, WA. The selected candidate for this position will apply their archaeological knowledge and experience toward the assessment of planning and infrastructure projects, along with preparation and review of environmental documents in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other relevant environmental laws.

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 Principal Investigator on large-scale federal projects, including planning and leading fieldwork (survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring), conducting research, overseeing data collection, and writing technical reports.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and technical guidance to ensure delivery of high-quality Cultural Resources services to clients, while maintaining project schedules, budgets, and quality.
  • Lead development of proposals, including preparation of scope and fee documents, to ensure client satisfaction and profitability of projects.
  • Evaluate sites for eligibility in the National Register of Historic Places, in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other relevant environmental laws.
  • Assess effects to sites, including working with engineering professionals and overall project team to avoid or minimize impacts in accordance with Section 106.
  • Adhere to Atkins safety standards and maintain a culture of safety throughout field teams.
  • Assist the larger Cultural Resources group with various desktop-based project tasks, as needed.
  • Mentor junior staff and potentially develop into a managerial role.
  • Must be prepared to spend time in the field and travel to project sites, with overnight stays required. Projects will generally be in the western United States but could be elsewhere, as needed.

What will you contribute?
  • Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field. Must meet Secretary of the Interior's (SOI) Standards.
  • 10-15 years of full-time professional archaeology experience, including conducting field surveys and experience with identification and evaluation of historic and/or precontact period sites; minimum 5 years experience as Principal Investigator.
  • Candidate must be a qualified archaeologist in Oregon (as defined in ORS 390.235) or meet the requirements to become a qualified archaeologist in Oregon; and must be listed as Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA). Additional Great Basin archeological experience is highly desired.
  • Previous project experience working on federal lands. Prior U.S. Forest Service experience is highly desired.
  • Excellent written, technical, and interpersonal skills, with ability to work and communicate with multidisciplinary teams of project managers, engineers, planners, ecologists, etc. A writing sample will be required as part of the application process.
  • Intermediate-level ArcGIS experience is highly desired.
  • Position may require use of company vehicle. Incumbent must have valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.

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
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

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

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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Expected compensation range is between $65,647-$109,411USD annually depending on skills, experience, and geographical location.

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. Atkins is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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