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AECOM Project Archaeologist / Field Director in Birmingham, Alabama

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Project Archaeologist / Field Director. The Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, greater US, and potentially international work, as available. The Archaeologist will have knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze prehistoric and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as a Field Director and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team work assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods.

  • Assists in the scoping of archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur.

  • Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.

  • Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.

  • Supports all phases of archaeological investigation.

  • Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.

  • Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and assists the Principal Investigator with making decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties.

  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards

  • Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.

  • Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.

  • MA, MS, or PhD in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field +2 years of supervisory experience (e.g., Crew Chief).

  • Valid Driver’s License and as a condition of employment, pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.

  • Due to the nature of work, US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Total Station, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Statistical Analysis (ex., SAS or SPSS).

  • Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.

  • 4+ years of experience.

  • Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

  • Travel is required for this position.

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $57,000 - $70,000.

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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

About AECOM

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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com 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: J10099270

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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