Marine Project Archaeologist

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Marine Project Archaeologist / Field Director. The Marine Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, greater US, and potentially international work, as available. The Archaeologist will have 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 maritime 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 Field Director and has 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.
  • 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 assists the Principal Investigator with making decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties.
  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
  • Performs manual labor and 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology.
  • Master’s degree in Anthropology or related field.
  • Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
  • Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience (e.g., Crew Chief).
  • Knowledgeable of 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.
  • 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).
  • Competent with the interpretation of sub-bottom and shallow seismic data interpretation for identification of potential inundated prehistoric geomorphic features
  • Demonstrated use of with SeiSee Seismic analysis software.
  • Familiarity with BOEM report requirements
  • Experience conducting terrestrial archaeological investigations as a Crew Chief.

Additional Locations US – Arlington, VA – 3101 Wilson Blvd, US – Glen Allen, VA – 4840 Cox Road, US – Hunt Valley, MD – 4 North Park Drive

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