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AECOM Junior Archaeologist in Ontario, California

Canada - Ontario, Richmond Hill

Job Summary

The AECOM Cultural Resources Team is currently seeking a candidate to conduct laboratory analysis of Euro-Canadian and Pre-Contact artifacts as well as light administrative duties in the Richmond Hill, Ontario office and one for Ontario offices in general.

Responsibilities and duties include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Process, sort and catalogue numerous archaeological artifacts. In this position, you will work closely with the Senior Laboratory Specialist and must have a willingness to learn and develop professionally where required. Assisting in the writing of archaeological reports will also be a key responsibility.

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.

  • Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


  • AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

  • Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in archaeology, anthropology (or in progress), or a related field.

  • Cover letters must demonstrate how education in a related field is an acceptable equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • To be considered for this position your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Well demonstrated research and writing skills

  • Demonstrated dedication to following and promoting a strong health and safety culture

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.

  • Dedication to learning required laboratory skills under the direction of the Senior Laboratory Specialist.

  • Must have a valid drivers licence and access to a vehicle as travel between the Richmond Hill office and other locations will be required (Mileage will be paid).

  • Must be able to write legibly on small bags and containers.

  • Meticulous attention to detail while processing hundreds of archaeological material in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Able to be organized and efficient working under demanding deadlines while ensuring the safety and care of the archaeological collections.

  • Conducting both archaeological and historical research.

  • Pre-contact and historic artifact identification.

  • Familiarity with the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Culture Industries’ legislation surrounding archaeological and heritage assessments

  • Basic knowledge of the heritage planning process including the identification of built heritage and/or cultural heritage landscapes.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248326BR

Additional Locations CA - 35 Prospect Ave. Windsor Ontario, CA - 525 Windsor Ave, Windsor Ontario, US - Ontario, CA - 3500 Porsche Way, US - Ontario, CA - 901 Via Piemonte

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.