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AECOM Jr Project Archaeologist in London, Ontario

Company Description

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 Description

AECOM Cultural Resources Team is currently seeking a Jr Project Archaeologist to work out of any one of our Ontario AECOM Offices to contribute to the growth and diversification of our archaeology team. The successful candidate will assist in managing, coordinating, and completing various archaeological assessments and associated reporting in accordance with provincial standards while meeting the needs of our diverse range of clientele.

Job Description:

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.

  • Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Entry-level position; may not require previous experience.

Types of Lab Work in CRM Archaeology


  • Washing material properly (following different techniques based on material type)

  • Performing a quality check on field collection and removing non-cultural material

  • Laying out material with identifying tags

  • Handling and laying out material in a way that there is no possibility material from different contexts mix and identifying tags always stay with the proper material

  • Ensuring quality control, and organization of entire site collection


  • Analyze material according to type, form, function, date, of piece.

  • For Lithics must identify: material type, tool type, morphology, stage of reduction

  • For Pottery must identify: construction method, grit temper type, morphology, area of vessel, and accurately describe decorative style and technique

  • For 19 th century ceramic: body density type, decorative type, date of manufacture, location of manufacture

  • For 19 th century metal: date of manufacture, construction method, function, material type


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology (or in progress), or a related field. Cover letters must demonstrate how education in a related field is an acceptable equivalent.

  • Must support the management of projects from the proposal phase to report completion, including coordination of multidisciplinary teams to successfully execute project deliverables.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 2 years of relevant experience

  • Pre-contact and historic artifact cataloguing experience.

  • Experience with field effort tracking- i.e. collection and management of all field data

  • Experience completing archaeological reports in compliance with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries' (MHSTCI) standards.

  • Familiarity with the MHSTCI's archaeology and heritage online portal (Past Portal).

  • Firm understanding of the MHSTCI's Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists.

  • Experience preparing and implementing field health and safety materials.

  • Valid Research or Professional class license issued by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate logistics for multiple field teams

  • Complete projects within client’s scope/budget/schedule expectations.

  • Ability to coordinate with subcontractors.

  • Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10085084

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid