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Senior Archaeologist

Employer
Terracon
Location
Saint Louis, Missouri
Closing date
Feb 9, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
General Responsibilities:

Are you looking to join an established environmental planning practice with the opportunity to build your own local cultural resources team? We are looking for a Senior Archaeologist to build and lead an Archeology Group in our Saint Louis, Missouri office to facilitate ongoing and cultivate future opportunities for archaeological services. This will also entail collaborating with our established PIs and archaeological teams across the mid-west-as well as our network of archaeologists across the western, southeast, and eastern U.S. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Design, conduct, and report on archaeological investigations of all types (pre-contact, historic, industrial, rural, urban) and phases (survey, evaluation, mitigation) to regulatory agency standards on projects located in the central region with an emphasis on MO and IL.
  • Conduct independent pre-contact and historic documentary research
  • Develop proposals, methodologies, and research designs for all types and phases of archaeological projects.
  • Supervise and coordinate field and laboratory crews.
  • Coordinate and assist internal and external clients with cultural resources regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinate with other Archaeological Principal Investigators and historians within Terracon across the region and nationally.
  • Market our archaeological services to new and existing clients.
  • Manage projects within budget and deadline constraints.
  • Grow and manage a local team of full and part time field archaeologists.

Preferred:
  • Professional experience as an Archaeological Principal Investigator in MO, IL, AR, and/or KS.
  • Professional experience working on solar farms, commercial developments, and communications tower projects.
  • Experience writing bid and proposal packages for large multi-year state and federal government contracts.
  • Experience marketing archaeological services.
  • Experience managing a team of archaeologists.
  • Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist or ability to obtain RPA status.

Required
  • Meet SOI Qualifications as Principal Investigator
  • Ability to work as an Archaeological Principal Investigator under the requirements of the State Historic Preservation Officer in MO.
  • Minimum of master's degree in Anthropology or closely related field.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience with increasing responsibility including at least one (1) year of experience serving as a Principal Investigator and/or Project Archaeologist in U.S. with a professional cultural resource, architectural, or engineering firm or a federal or state agency such as a State Historic Preservation Office.
  • Intimate knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely using both written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task within flexible/fluid schedules and project needs.
  • Ability to lead teams of archaeologists to complete fieldwork, reporting, lab work and curation in compliance with regulatory obligations.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ability to pass drug screening.
  • Possession of a U.S. driver's license, with acceptable violation history.

Terracon is a 100% employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon's growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role, and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs. This position may also qualify for relocation expense reimbursement.

EEO Statement: Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran, and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response: Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It's that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being "Best at People," here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:
  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say "no" to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you're interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon's growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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