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Geophysical Specialist/Archaeologist

Burlington City, New Jersey
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Jul 12, 2024

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Geophysical Specialist/Archaeologist for our Burlington, NJ office. The Archaeologist III will need to have various skill sets including a knowledge of terrestrial geophysical survey and analysis methods, digital data collection, and archaeological survey and technical writing. Tasks will include working with Senior Geoarchaeologist and team on geophysical terrestrial surveys, archaeological monitoring, and/or overseeing Phase I and II archaeological surveys. Must be willing and have the ability to travel as well as good reporting skills.

The applicant must have experience with geophysical methods including GPR and gradiometry. Preference will be made to those with experience with other geophysical methods. You must have an understanding of how to conduct geophysical field survey, collect accurate data, and post-process in RADAN or other applicable software. As an archaeologist, you must have knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, the ability to identify Precontact and Historical artifacts, understand site and feature formation processes, be able to properly fill out and quality check field and laboratory forms, and be able to draw accurate profiles and plan views, and be able to direct others in these efforts.

The position is a combination of office and field work including extended period of times working outdoors, moving across the excavation site on foot on uneven ground, and performing manual excavation tasks such as shoveling and moving dirt filled wheelbarrows.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA/BS + 4 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • BA or BS in Anthropology or a related field or a minimum of 1 year of experience in geophysical and archaeological fieldwork and analysis or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience; must have successfully completed an accredited archaeological field school.
  • Experience including the excavation of shovel test pits and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations.
  • Due to the nature of work, US citizenship is required.
  • Valid Driver's License and must be able to pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA in Anthropology or a related field and ideally 2+ years of experience in geophysical and archaeological fieldwork, supervision, and analysis or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience; must have successfully completed an accredited archaeological field school.
  • The candidate must be prepared for field and office tasks.
  • Technical skills including geophysical data collection, post-processing, and technical writing.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work well with others.
  • Field projects could be located anywhere in the US, and travel will be required. Valid Driver's License with a good driving record and flexibility to travel overnight and out of state for up to 3+ weeks at a time.

Additional Information
  • Relocation is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $63,000.00 - $70,000.00.


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 absence, 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: J10107528

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

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