AECOM Project Archaeologist in San Diego, California
AECOM is actively seeking a Project Archaeologist for full-time permanent employment in Southern California. The Project Archaeologist is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program in California, with responsibility for successfully executing projects and leading all aspects of project implementation. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the Cultural Resources Team Manager. The Archaeologist may serve as a Field Director or Principal Investigator, based on work experience and education.
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.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Leading fieldwork (survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring), archival research, technical report writing, state and federal archaeological permitting, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping.
Gathering data and other information to be used in the preparation of environmental reports.
Working both independently and under supervision of senior staff.
Supervising personnel in the field, office, and laboratory, as needed.
Leading or assisting with project management and preparing proposal scopes and budgets.
Providing specialist technical advice on cultural resource management to clients.
Liaising and developing positive relationships with clients and other stakeholders
Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Ability to organize data in an efficient and clear manner.
Drawing conclusions and making recommendations based on analysis.
Interpreting and recording data, conducting analyses, compareing findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Working independently and as part of a team
Flexibility and willingness to support multiple projects; including occasional travel.
Being innovative and a problem solver.
Handling multiple tasks and communicating priorities to manager.
Participating in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new clients and projects.
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
BA/BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related field +4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Meets the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards in Archaeology.
Relevant field experience in California and/or Western US.
Experience in implementing Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Willingness to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout the Southwest.
Current valid driver’s license and U.S. government issued identification required.
Master’s Degree or PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related field
Eight (8) years of experience in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology and cultural resources management.
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the field or in the office.
Experience managing cultural resources tasks, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work.
Advanced knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology).
Demonstration of excellent technical writing skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with tribal consultation and familiarity with tribal representatives for southern California.
Experience working with interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and planners.
Proven ability to support proposal preparation and win work.
Knowledge of regional and local (southern California) regulations.
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. 260714BR
Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd
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.