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Principal Investigator - Archaeologist


Posted: 8/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1386492

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Job Summary

AECOM is looking for an experienced full-time, permanent Principal Investigator to join our Cultural Resources team in AECOM’s Central Region. The position will be based out of our Baton Rouge office, but assigned projects will be located at various locations throughout the Southeast, Gulf region, and Texas, with the potential for occasional work in other regions. The position will require the management of archaeological projects, both in the field and the office.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervising all aspects of archaeological survey, site recording and evaluations and archaeological testing and data recovery
  • Preparing scopes of work and budgets
  • Develop business through client interaction, proposal writing, and cost estimates
  • Coordinating and communicating with representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies
  • Working independently under the direction of the department manager or supervising project manager
  • Write and edit Cultural reports
  • Analyzing and documenting prehistoric and historic sites and artifacts
  • Completing other duties that may include office work associated with cultural resources management and marketing
  • Mentoring junior staff in technical work, fieldwork and reporting

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Principal Investigator - Archaeologist

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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.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field, and SOI qualified as a Principal Investigator
  • 8+ years of experience managing cultural resource inventories/field work
  • Ability to communicate with team members and clients and successfully participate in report writing and data collection
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, and hot, humid environments)
  • Possess computer proficiency, including familiarity with Microsoft Offic
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to travel to project locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field`
  • 12+ years of experience conducting cultural resource inventories/field work
  • Knowledge of North American and Southeastern Archaeology; Prehistory; History; Artifact Analysis; Historic Preservation; Secretary of the Interior Standards for Archaeology; National Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria; Archival Research techniques; Familiarity with federal and state laws and regulations for cultural resources and historic preservation including, but not limited to, Section 106, NEPA, and Section 4(f).
  • Field experience including reconnaissance survey, testing and site mitigation in the Southeast and Gulf region of the United States including Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and surrounding states
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists certified
  • Experience in project data tracking and project financial metric management
  • Experience directly overseeing and coordinating project staff on field projects and administratively

Business Group
Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Baton Rouge

United States of America

USA - Louisiana

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