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Mid- to - Senior Archaeologist

Fairgrounds, Vermont
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Company Description

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.

AECOM is seeking a Mid-to - Senior Archaeologist for immediate full-time employment in our Cultural Resources group in Franklin, Tennessee. For the first six to twelve months, this position would be partially embedded position in the Cultural Resources Section of the Environmental Technical Studies Office at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

In the long term, the Mid-Senior Archaeologist will become a core member of the AECOM Cultural Resources Program in the Southeast, with responsibility for successfully executing projects and leading all aspects of project implementation. The Mid-Senior Archaeologist may serve as a Principal Investigator, based on work experience and education. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of the team through the execution of quality deliverables for clients, as well as supporting business development, including participation/presentation at professional seminars and contributing to proposal preparation and/or interviews.

  • Managing projects or tasks with small- to large-scale field efforts (survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring) and intensive schedules
  • Managing and executing archival research, technical report writing, state and federal archaeological permitting, data collection and compilation, and/or GIS mapping
  • Operating as a primary author or senior reviewer, as appropriate.
  • Managing large-scale compliance monitoring projects requiring adherence to permit conditions
  • Supervising personnel in the field, office, and laboratory, as needed.
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework, including the National Environmental Policy Act, and National Historic Preservation Act, among others
  • Handling multiple tasks and communicating priorities to the manager.
  • Operating as the primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects, as needed
  • Performing client management duties such as recurring status meetings, milestone check-ins, and day-to-day interfacing.
  • Working independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to support multiple projects, including occasional travel
  • Innovation and problem-solving
  • Contributing to technical approaches and cost estimates for competitive proposals
  • Performing project management duties such as forecasting, tracking, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and scheduling
  • Reviewing contracts for the understanding of scope, fee, schedule, deliverables, and all other contractual obligation


  • B.S. Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related field + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Experience implementing Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Meets the Secretary of Interior's professional qualification standards in Archaeology
  • Must be willing to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout the Southeast, and work within TDOT's headquarters office located in downtown Nashville for the first six to twelve months
  • A current valid driver's license with a safe driver's record

  • Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related field preferred
  • Twelve (12) years of experience in historical and/or prehistoric archaeology and cultural resources management
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the field or in the office
  • Relevant field experience in the Southeast
  • Experience with the career development of junior and mid-level archaeologists
  • Advanced knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology)
  • Experience leading tribal consultation and familiarity with tribal representatives in the Southeast
  • Experience supervising large crews and/or multiple crews on various project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and planners
  • Proven ability to lead proposals and win work
  • Demonstration of excellent technical writing skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of regional and local cultural resources regulations

Additional Information
  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
  • An ideal candidate would have an understanding of Tennessee's cultural resources and experience working with TDOT, though experience with cultural resources in surrounding states will be considered
  • Relocation is not an option
  • Visa sponsorship is not an option

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there's never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Join us and let's get started.

ReqID: J10086842

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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