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AECOM Archaeologist I in Portland, Oregon

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Archaeologist I to be based in our Portland, OR office. This position will support out Impact, Assessment & Permitting team within our Environment business line.

This full-time position is expected to begin April/May 2022.

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 Overview:

This position will support out Impact, Assessment & Permitting team within our Environment business line. Currently AECOM prepares environmental impact assessment for surface, air, and marine transportation, transit, water, power, oil and gas, and land development projects.

Job Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Performs archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and documentation and is well versed in standard archaeological techniques including the excavation of shovel test pits and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations.

  • Serves as a Crew Chief and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Field Director and Principal Investigator including scheduling field tasks and instructing others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods.

  • 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.

  • Assist in the research for archaeological projects including utilizing GIS, site records, and other data sources.

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

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

  • Assists with the writing of archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology or related field

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License

  • Willingness/ability to travel and perform field work as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a university-based archaeological field school, and relevant experience in related role.

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

  • Demonstrated experience writing portions of technical reports.

  • Relevant field experience in the Pacific Northwest.

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

  • MA or MS in Anthropology or related field

Additional Information:

  • Relocation per diem is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

What We Offer

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.

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 United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265181BR

Additional Locations US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue

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.

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