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Senior Archaeologist

NV5 Global, Inc.
Parsippany Troy Hills, New Jersey
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Utility Services, Program Management, and Environmental. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

NV5 is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist to join our dynamic Cultural Resource Group at our Parsippany, NJ office. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a minimum of 5 years of experience in archaeological project supervisory experience, particularly in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In this role, you will take the lead as principal investigator for Phase I, Phase II, and/or Phase III surveys under the guidance of our Director. An option for remote work for non-field duties is available. Senior Archaeologist

Successful applicants must demonstrate their ability to author technical reports, analyze archaeological assemblages, and conduct background research and archaeological fieldwork. You will be responsible for executing tasks in accordance with client and permitting requirements, NV5 standards, and industry best practices. Proficiency in software tools such Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat is required. Proficiency using ArcMap/ArcPro, AutoCad, Adobe Illustrator, and other relevant design/GIS platforms is a plus.

Our projects encompass both public and private clients, including organizations like the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and New York City's Department of Design and Construction (DDC). This role will involve contributing to multiple projects in the Parsippany area and nearby offices, occasionally requiring travel to project sites in the region. Experience conducting archaeological fieldwork in New York City is preferred.

If you are a dedicated and experienced archaeologist looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a significant impact in the field of cultural resources, we encourage you to apply and become part of our talented team at NV5.


The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Work under the supervision of the Director and alongside other staff.
  • Supervise and conduct archaeological fieldwork.
  • Author archaeological survey reports, including pre-contact and historic contexts.
  • Prepare field mapping and graphics for report production.
  • Analyze pre-contact and historic cultural material recovered from the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Conduct research at regional, local, and digital repositories.
  • Maintain and organize digital project files.
  • Participation in professional organizations and local/regional conferences.

  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards in Archaeology by possessing an M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology. RPA registration is preferred.
  • Experience conducting fieldwork in New York City is preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with ArcMap/ArcPro, AutoCad, Adobe Illustrator or other design/GIS programs is a plus.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Experience with technical writing and Historic Preservation Office guidelines and standards.
  • A writing sample will be requested if interviewed.


The pay range for this position is $65,000.00 to 75,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided in accordance with NY Senate Bill S1326. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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