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AECOM Cultural Heritage Specialist in London, Ontario

Job Summary

AECOM Canada is pleased to announce that our Cultural Heritage team is growing, and we are now seeking a Cultural Heritage Specialist to help us support our team. Our areas of specialty include large, complex projects involving multiple stakeholder communities and often involving multiple levels of jurisdiction. We have a Cultural Heritage core team offering a range of services in built heritage and cultural heritage landscape conservation, planning and management, most notably in the context of environmental assessments and land-use planning and development activities. Our Cultural Heritage team specializes in infrastructure projects and has extensive experience and expertise in supporting large and complex undertakings that can span all aspects of the planning, design, construction

This role will be based out of one of our Ontario offices: London, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Kitchener, Hamilton, Mississauga, or Markham. We are seeking an energetic, self-disciplined individual with a passion for heritage conservation who has the capacity to work independently and also in a team environment with our professional Cultural Heritage staff.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Conduct background research of primary and secondary sources, including a review of historical maps, in order to prepare a written summary of a historical overview of a study area

  • Review heritage registers and consult with stakeholders in order to identify known cultural heritage resources

  • Conduct field surveys within Ontario, when necessary, and provide written descriptions, including architectural details, of built heritage resources and cultural heritage landscapes documented in the field

  • Produce key product documents, including but not limited to Cultural Heritage Report: Existing Conditions and Preliminary Impact Assessments (CHRs; also known as Cultural Heritage Assessment Reports [CHARs]), Cultural Heritage Evaluation Reports (CHERs), Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs)

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or post-secondary degree in Heritage Planning, Architectural History, Cultural Heritage Studies, Canadian History, or another related discipline plus two years of relevant cultural heritage experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent research and organizational skills, including experience with archival and primary source research using a variety of methodologies and data sources

  • Excellent written skills, including proficiency in producing the above-mentioned reports

  • Familiarity with heritage legislation frameworks and policies, including the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Ontario Heritage Act, the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) Ontario Heritage Tool Kit, MHSTCI Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Provincial Heritage Properties, the Parks Canada Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, and municipal Official Plans

  • Ability to identify potential built heritage resources and cultural heritage landscapes, including the use of the MHSTCI Criteria for Evaluating Potential for Built Heritage Resources and Cultural Heritage Landscapes: A Checklist of the Non-Specialist

  • An ability to multi-task while working on multiple projects, while producing high-quality deliverables on-time and within budget

  • Excellent verbal communication

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 Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 273675BR

Additional Locations CA - Barrie, ON - 55 Cedar Point Drive, CA - Hamilton, ON - 45 Goderich Rd, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W, CA - Mississauga, ON - 1000-5090 Explorer 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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