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AECOM Archaeologist II in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced Archaeologist to be based in either Chelmsford, Manchester, or Providence office. The Project Archaeologist will oversee Phase I, II, and III archaeological field efforts and manage a crew of archaeological field technicians. The Project Archaeologist will have knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, the ability to identify Precontact and Historical artifacts, understand site and feature formation processes, be able to properly fill out and quality check field and laboratory forms, and be able to draw accurate profiles and plan views, and be able to direct others in these efforts.

They will oversee and perform excavation of STPs, test units, and features, as well as mapping and documentation. The Project Archaeologist is expected to be able to keep field journals and write up field results. AECOM values Health and Safety and the Field Supervisor must prioritize Health and Safety protocols including those related with our stringent Covid-19 measures.

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

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

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

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

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

  • Serves as Archaeological Supervisor and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team assignments and leading the instruction of others in use of equipment, technology, and field methods. May have the ability to serve as Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.

  • Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.

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

  • Writes archaeological reports and prepares archaeological site forms and makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluation, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.

  • Works with the 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.

  • Will provide support to cultural resources projects throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.

  • Will have knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, and prepare compliance reports.

  • Has the ability to perform bending, kneeing, standing and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have the tolerance on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

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’sSustainable Legaciesprogram 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related discipline and 2 years of related experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Must be willing to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout the New England and Mi-Atlantic regions.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • MA or MS in Anthropology or related field.

  • Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.

  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience (e.g., Archaeological Supervisor/Field Director.)

  • Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).

  • Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Travel is required 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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271987BR

Additional Locations US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive

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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