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AECOM Archaeology FIeld Supervisor in Thornhill, 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 is seeking Archaeology Supervisors to be based out of multiple Ontario offices. This is a leadership position for teams conducting outdoor physical labour across the province in all weather conditions. Please be advised that LIUNA has been certified by the Labour Relations Board to bargain on behalf of persons in the above noted position. The parties have entered into a collective bargaining agreement and any candidate who is hired into the noted role will be kept informed of any changes to the terms & conditions of their employment because of that process.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs various responsibilities for a specific technical group or department.

  • Has full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating technical assignments.

  • Generally requires multi-disciplinary knowledge of science.

  • Plans and develops scientific tasks concerned with unique or controversial problems. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation and development of novel concepts and approaches.

  • Maintains liaison with units within the organization and individuals inside and outside of the organization.

  • Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to the field. Work at this level usually requires extensive progressive experience.

  • Works under minimal supervision. Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

  • Supervises group of scientists and/or technicians, coordinating activities of the unit.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in archaeology or related field + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid Research or Professional class license issued by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism (MCM)

  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be able to perform strenuous archaeological fieldwork which includes prolonged standing, repetitive motions such as bending, lifting (up to 40lbs), squatting, twisting, and shoveling using hand trowels or shovels.

  • Must be able to lead a team to work quickly while maintaining high quality standards.

  • Ability to work outside in a variety of conditions including cold or hot temperatures and light rain as well as traverse rough terrain.

  • Firm understanding of MCM’s Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists, and ability to practically apply those standards when making fieldwork decisions.

  • Artifact identification skills & experience for the identification of both Indigenous & Euro-Canadian material

  • Reliable transportation to & from assigned office or designated project meet spot.

  • Experience managing people, facilitating effective communication between the office and field.

  • Ability to work out of town, across Ontario, for extended periods of time (overnight stays).

  • Expected to prioritize Health & Safety & follow all AECOM procedures and requirements of the project safety plan. Must wear always required personal protective equipment which can include but not limited to hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, safety vest and work gloves.

  • 1+ field seasons independently supervising teams during Stage 2-4 archaeological assessments under own issued Research License required

  • Must be able to perform strenuous archaeological fieldwork which includes prolonged standing, repetitive motions such as bending, lifting (up to 40lbs), squatting, twisting, and shovelling using hand trowels or shovels.

  • Ability to work outside in a variety of conditions including cold or hot temperatures and light rain as well as traverse rough terrain.

  • Experience operating high precision GPS & Total Station equipment and data recording programs (i.e., Fulcrum & ArcGIS Collector)

  • Expected to prioritize & lead in health & safety & follow all AECOM procedures

  • First Aid Certification an asset

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: J10079246

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: On-Site