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AECOM Cultural Resources/Archaeology Manager in Raleigh, North Carolina

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

Cultural Resources/Archaeology Manager

AECOM is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable archaeologist manager with transportation project experience to join the North Carolina Transportation Business Line. In this role, you will manage the Cultural Resources Team in North Carolina. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing all archaeological activities related to transportation projects and overseeing the historic architecture group. As an integral part of our team, you will play a critical role in ensuring compliance with cultural resource management regulations and guidelines. If you are a skilled and experienced archaeologist looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity in the transportation sector, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to the preservation and understanding of our cultural heritage while promoting sustainable transportation projects.


  • Lead and manage a team of archaeologists, ensuring effective allocation of resources and timely completion of project deliverables.

  • Supervise the Historic Architecture Lead and help guide the Historic Architecture Group.

  • Develop and implement archaeological research plans, methodologies, and protocols tailored to transportation projects.

  • Conduct archaeological surveys and excavations in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, standards, and guidelines.

  • Supervise and participate in fieldwork, including site identification, artifact documentation, and data recording.

  • Analyze and interpret archaeological findings, providing comprehensive reports, recommendations, and mitigation strategies.

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to integrate and incorporate archaeological considerations into transportation project designs.

  • Liaise with regulatory agencies, Native American tribes, and other stakeholders to address archaeological concerns and comply with cultural resource management regulations.

  • Review and evaluate potential impacts of transportation projects on archaeological resources, proposing appropriate mitigation measures.

  • Stay updated with the latest advancements, regulations, and best practices in archaeology and cultural resource management, specifically in the transportation field.

  • Provide expertise and guidance to project teams to ensure adherence to archaeological requirements and promote sustainable project development.

  • Build and maintain strong client relationships.

  • Lead and/or assist in business development activities including client meetings, proposal development and strategy discussions.

  • Collaborate with other offices and business lines in the region and across the US.

If you are a skilled and experienced archaeologist looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity in the transportation sector, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to the preservation and understanding of our cultural heritage while promoting sustainable transportation projects.



  • BA/BS in archaeology or a related field and 8+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


  • A master's or doctoral degree in archaeology

  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology or History

  • Proven experience managing and leading archaeological teams

  • Experience with and knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, standards, and guidelines related to cultural resource management and archaeology

  • Experience in archaeological survey methodologies, excavation techniques, and artifact documentation\Experience in analytical and interpretative skills to assess and evaluate archaeological data

  • Experience in producing high-quality archaeological reports and delivering presentations to stakeholders

  • Experience in organizational and project management skills to effectively prioritize and delegate tasks

  • Experience in using various archaeological field equipment, data recording technologies, and geographic information systems (GIS)

  • Experience in communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with interdisciplinary project teams, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders

  • Experience meeting strict deadlines and managing multiple projects simultaneously

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

  • Relocation is available

  • Sponsorship is not available

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: J10091192

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid