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Job Information

AECOM Cultural Heritage Specialist in Markham, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, London - ON

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. The AECOM Cultural Resources Department, formed in 2007, provides archaeological, built heritage, and Indigenous consultation services to a wide array of public and private sector clients. 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 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

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 and interpersonal skills to a range of audiences, including senior levels in an organization

  • Full member or student membership of Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) is preferred

  • Proficiency with a variety of computer software, including Microsoft Office. Use of Adobe InDesign is an asset.

  • Valid Canadian driver’s license

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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. 251997BR

Additional Locations CA - Barrie, ON - 55 Cedar Point Drive, CA - Burnaby, BC - 3292 Production Way, CA - Calgary, AB - 48 Quarry Park Blvd, 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, CA - Richmond Hill, ON - 30 Leek Crescent, CA - Winnipeg, MB - 99 Commerce Dr

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.