AECOM Archaeology Team Lead in Germantown, Maryland

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Position Title Archaeology Team Lead

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, creative, highly talented Archaeology Team Lead for immediate employment in the Germantown, MD office.

As one of the largest engineering, construction, and technical services firms on the planet, AECOM's more than 87,500 employees apply their talent and initiative on projects that reshape and improve the world's infrastructure, manage and modernize vital industries, improve the environment, and serve Government agencies in a variety of roles. Our DC Metro-Southeast Region is a center of excellence for a variety of environmental assessment, investigation, and survey services to Federal, State, and local government agencies; Fortune 500 corporations; and many manufacturing and commercial clients.

AECOM is growing the Impact Assessment & Permitting (IAP) Department in DC Metro. The department focuses on environmental impact assessment, cultural resources management, natural resources management, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, and environmental permitting. The successful candidate will join an established cultural resource management team and work with other Archaeologists, Architectural Historians, Historians and Preservation Planners in a collegial, intellectually-stimulating environment that fosters professional development.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience conducting a diverse range of projects and a well-developed client base that includes working with Federal, State, and local government agencies and private sector clients. Prior experience providing direct supervision to staff, and direction to support teams. Existing, mature, and tested Client relationships preferred; as is an ability to generate new work for the Team, Office, and Region.

Project work will encompass the full scope of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) activities including: archaeological surveys (Phase I-III); National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations through determinations of eligibility and formal NRHP nominations; effects determinations pursuant to National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 as well as cultural resource impact analyses in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); preparing Section 106 agreement documents, including Memoranda of Agreements and Programmatic Agreements; participation in Section 106 consultation; preparing 4(f) Evaluation Reports under the Department of Transportation Act; and managing teams with specialized skillsets, including nautical/underwater archaeology, archaeological geophysical and marine remote sensing, faunal analyses, archaeobotany, and cemetery delineation.

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

  • Develops, manages, and administers all personnel and projects carried out by the Archaeology Team

  • Manages and performs consulting projects to scope, schedule, and budget, learning and applying AECOM’s project management systems and software. The candidate will accelerate through AECOM’s in-house Project Management certification program within the first year of employment

  • Coordinates, manages, and directs project field and data collection efforts

  • Develops, manages, and delivers business strategy and tactics, high-quality proposals, interdisciplinary teams, and documents and report deliverables

  • Proactively enforces a culture of producing high-quality work and the importance of Heath & Safety within the team

  • Serves as an interface with clients and regulatory personnel on complex CRM projects and through business development initiatives

  • Provides technical support to the IAP Department and individual Project Managers, and supports inter-discplinary business development activiites (cultural resources, natural resources and NEPA services)

  • Colloborate with other AECOM offices and the nationwide Archaeology Practice

  • Serves as a mentor to junior and mid-level staff archaeologists

  • Performs client visits and field activities that require work outside the office and overnight travel

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or other closely related field

  • 10+ years of work experience in related field, preferably environmental consulting

  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards (48FR44738-44739) for Archaeology, Architectural History, and/or History

  • Strong NHPA Section 106 and Section 110 experience, and knowledge of other federal laws and regulations pertaining to archaeological site protection and Native American consultation

  • Specific and established experience managing large and complex projects, within interdisciplinary teams, and balance workloads, as well as interface with Clients

  • Proven competency in current advanced archaeological methods and tools, historical research in national archives (e.g., Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration) as well as state and local repositories

  • Demonstrated proposal-writing skills, including major and minor Proposals

  • Prior experience providing direct supervision to staff, and direction to support teams

  • Existing, mature, and tested Client relationships, and an ability to generate new work for the Team, Office, and Region

  • Ability to effectively manage the Archaeology Program and Team

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment. Demonstrated ability to manage projects and teams to scope, schedule, and budget

  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written (writing sample requested)

  • Strong report writing and organizational skills, including the ability to write and edit archaeological historic contexts and technical reports and communicate the use of standardized report templates

  • Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Knowledge of GIS and MS Project is preferred

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required

  • Position requires field work and candidate must be able to travel, and be fit for duty

  • Self-motivated, driven, and hard working

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment

  • Excellent and relevant references

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or other closely related field

  • 15+ years of work experience in related field, preferably environmental consulting

  • Excellent and advanced writing skills

  • Prior experience with preparing NEPA compliance documentation

  • Good working knowledge of specialized packages such as GIS, Illustrator, Surfer, and MS Project

  • Professional certification(s)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186564BR

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.