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Cultural Resources Field Lead

Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Join the Canacre team in an exciting role working on leading edge infrastructure projects.

We are technical experts in land, energy, and transportation development delivering accurate, innovative, and agile solutions to our partners. We provide land acquisition, geospatial mapping, data management, web-based GIS, community relations, land feasibility studies, and permitting services. Canacre's clients include developers, large scale service providers, and government entities that are involved in the planning and development of energy projects, rights of way, resources, and infrastructure across Canada and the United States. Canacre works on large-scale wind and solar power projects, high-voltage transmission lines, pipeline projects, municipal roads projects, and groupings of cellular towers and rooftop antennas.

At Canacre, we act with honesty and integrity within a culture where trust, collaboration, and teamwork flourish. We commit to diversity, inclusivity and the celebration of successes. Our vision is to foster an environment that promotes inspired and empowered team members who make an impact.

The Cultural Resources Field Lead will primarily be responsible for oversight of a field-based cultural resources monitoring team throughout large-scale construction projects. The Cultural Resources Field Lead will primarily be responsible for coordinating daily cultural compliance activities and monitoring duties during construction activities.

In addition your role will be to:
  • Attend project coordination meetings and perform daily site inspections
  • Act as a technical lead to field monitors
  • Act as a resource to construction personnel to interpret cultural resource regulations and how they are applied in the field
  • Act as a point of contact for the Compliance Inspection Contractor, client, and Construction Contractor(s)
  • Verify that culturally sensitive areas are properly marked and flagged before work begins and inspect signage and flagging for duration of the project
  • Coordinate daily with field archaeologists to discuss activities and areas of concern
  • Lead field kickoff meetings
  • Assign responsibilities to field archaeologists
  • Direct and position cultural resources staff for monitoring or survey activities, to include creating weekly monitoring schedules and location assignments for each staff member in accordance with the schedule of construction activities
  • Coordinate with cultural resources field monitors and construction personnel to provide necessary information and facilitate regular communication among all parties
  • Inspect areas of concern identified by field monitors and make appropriate recommendations to construction personnel, as required
  • Review field reports for consistency and accuracy
  • Work alongside stakeholders and cultural engagement teams
  • Perform other duties as required

  • Master's degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field of study
  • Member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists preferred
  • Formal leadership training would be considered an asset
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in a cultural resources, archaeology, or related role
  • Cultural monitoring experience working on BLM lands in the southwestern United States
  • Experience related to transmission line construction
  • Experienced leading field work, and coordinating with various field teams
  • Professional experience working on projects regulated under NEPA or state-equivalent
  • Strong working knowledge of cultural resource legislation and regulations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - data collection and interpretation, technical report writing, regulatory permit applications, client communications, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, prioritizing and decision-making skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and highly organized with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build strong, lasting relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Valid Driver's License, with ability to maintain insurability under the company's insurance carrier

At Canacre, our benefits program is one of the ways in which we reinforce the value we place on employees and the role they play in helping us achieve our goals. Canacre offers comprehensive health and dental coverage, paid time off, and disability insurance. Other benefits include a 401(k) Savings Plan employer matching program, Employee Assistance Program, flexible work arrangement and a variety of wellness programs.

Given the volume of applications we typically receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants, however, you will be contacted if your experience is a suitable match with one of our upcoming projects.

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