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Senior Archaeologist

Sacramento, California
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Company Description
Work with Us. Change the World.
At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.
There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.
We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.
Job Description
AECOM is actively seeking a Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator for immediate full-time employment in our Cultural Resources practice. The Senior Archaeologist is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program in the region, with responsibility for successfully executing projects and leading all aspects of project implementation. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will integrate with AECOM's cultural resources teams operating out of the Sacramento, California and Oakland, California offices. The Archaeologist may serve as a Field Director or Principal Investigator, based on work experience and education. Candidate will contribute to growth of department through marketing pursuits including proposal preparation, interviews, and business development. The Candidate will also be responsible for setting up client focused cultural resources programs (with guidance from our Cultural Resources leads) and executing on large scale, cultural resources contracts.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Managing projects with 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.
- Working thoughtfully and efficiently both independently and as part of a larger cultural resources team.
- Operating as primary author or reviewer, as appropriate.
- Supervising personnel in the field, office, and laboratory, as needed.
- Performing project management duties such as forecasting, tracking, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and scheduling.
- Reviewing contracts for understanding of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and all other contractual obligations
- Liaising and developing positive relationships with clients and other stakeholders
- Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
- Organizing data in an efficient and clear manner.
- Handling multiple tasks and communicating priorities to the Cultural Resources Lead.
- Operating as 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
- Flexibility and willingness to support multiple projects, including occasional travel.
- Innovation and a problem solving.
- Supporting career development of individuals in the practice
- Successfully preparing competitive proposals
- Participating in interviews with large or small teams for a variety of clients
- Contributing to growth of practice through business development
About AECOM's Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM's Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Minimum Requirements:
- BA/BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related field plus 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
- Must be willing to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout Northern California.
- Current valid driver's license is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
- MA/MS Degree.
- Ten (10) years of experience in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology and cultural resources management.
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the field or in the office.
- Meets the Secretary of Interior's professional qualification standards in Archaeology.
- Relevant field experience in California.
- Experience with implementing Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
- Experience with implementing the California Environmental Quality Act for cultural resources.
- Advanced knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology)
- Demonstration of excellent technical writing skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience supervising crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
- Experience working with interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and planners.
- Proven ability to lead proposals and win work.
- Knowledge of regional and local regulations
Additional Information
- Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.
- Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $120,000.00.
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.?
AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
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.
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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
ReqID: J10101849
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Remote

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