AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Marine Project Archaeologist / Field Director. The Senior Marine Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the greater US, as available. The Senior Marine Project Archaeologist will have extensive knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze prehistoric and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports.
This position is expected to begin in November, 2021.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the scoping of marine archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur.
- Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
- Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
- Serves as a Senior Field Director and has extensive experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team work assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods. May have the ability to serve as a Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.
- Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
- Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.
- Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
- Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of related experience
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.
- Master’s degree in Anthropology or related field.
- Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
- Minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience (e.g., Field Director).
- Experience with geophysical survey methodologies such as sub-bottom-profiler (SBP) systems, ultra-high resolution seismic (UHRS) systems, Side scan sonar data collection, and Marine magnetometer data collection.
- Demonstrated use of Hypack software and associated data analysis modules.
- Demonstrated use of Sonar Wiz software and associated data analysis modules.
- Demonstrated use of QINSy software and associated data analysis modules.
- AAUS Scientific Diver or similar.
- Have Rescue Diver or higher national certification.
- Pass basic SOLAS offshore safety requirements.
- Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).
- Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for History.
- Experience with Statistical Analysis (ex., SAS or SPSS).
- Visa sponsorship is not available for this role.
- Relocation assistance is not available for this role.