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AECOM Senior Archaeologist in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

The Transportation Group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Archaeologist for immediate employment in the Atlanta, GA office. The candidate will join an excellent team with significant career growth potential.

This Archaeologist position will support the multi-discipline environmental group in transportation. This candidate will serve as Principal Investigator and perform tasks ranging from project management, fieldwork, research, report writing, data collection and compilation, GIS mapping, and technical review among other duties.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Leads fieldwork (survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring), archival research, technical report writing, state and federal archaeological permitting, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping

  • Conducts quality technical reviews of compliance documents, prepared by internal staff and external consultants

  • Gathers data and other information to be used in the preparation of environmental reports of investigations; compiles and organizes data collected by others

  • Assesses data, summarizes, and communicate key aspects that are meaningful to the work of other team members

  • Evaluates archaeological resources for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA), and/or other relevant federal and state laws

  • Prepares Section 106 documents and reports including Phase I/II Survey Reports, testing plans, data recovery plans, assessments of effects, agency coordination, Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding (MOAs/MOUs), and archaeology portions of NEPA documents

  • Shepherds projects through the Section 106 process, tracking project schedules, deliverables, and budgets. Anticipates project needs, next steps, and identifies/communicates risks to applicable project team members

  • Works under the supervision of manager but can complete all but the most complex tasks with minimal supervision

  • Conducts interdisciplinary collaboration with engineers and environmental specialists

  • Supports business development activities and mentorship of staff



  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field, and 4 years of archaeology experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology


  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field

  • 4+ years of experience working in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and historic preservation, including the ability to work on a wide range of projects, within interdisciplinary teams, and balance a demanding workload

  • 4+ years of experience with Federal and State CRM requirements

  • Processes, and guidance, including Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA, National Park Service NRHP bulletins, Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and GEPA

  • 4+ years of experience with NRHP eligibility criteria and aspects of integrity

  • 4+ years of relevant experience including artifact identification skills and experience with the identification of both prehistoric and historic material and advanced knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; historical archaeology)

  • 4+ years of experience in performing archaeological surveys and preparing reports for transportation projects administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and/or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

  • Familiarity and working experience with Google Earth Pro, Bluebeam Revu, ArcGIS Pro, and/or ArcMap

  • Experience reading and interpreting transportation plans

  • Experience mentoring or providing a technical quality review of CRM documents

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, & Teams)

  • Experience in professional presentation and document preparation

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Relocation is not available

Sponsorship is not available

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10085288

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid