Senior Archaeologist

Website Stantec, Inc.


Primary Location : United States-California-Pasadena

Other Locations : United States-California-San Luis Obispo, United States-California-Bakersfield, United States-California-Irvine, United States-California-Thousand Oaks, United States-California-San Bernardino, United States-California-San Diego

Job : Archaeologist

Organization : BC-1858 Environmental Services-US Pacific

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jun 28, 2021, 10:10:53 AM

Link: Stantec Jobs – 210001Lr Jobs

Req ID: 210001LR



Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Your role will include oversight and execution of archaeological survey, testing, evaluation, data recovery, and construction monitoring, as well as other tasks as assigned. Must demonstrate awareness for workplace safety; and be willing to work independently when conditions are appropriate or with limited supervision. You will work closely with Stantec’s project managers and environmental staff to execute cultural resources projects. You will be a lead serving in the role of Principal Investigation and meeting Secretary of the Interior’s qualification for archaeologist on multiple projects. You must be able to balance multiple projects at the same time and direct and supervise the work of others. Travel is required for this role.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Manage tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work and deliver quality reports on schedule and within budget.
  • Be responsible for management and supervision of archaeological projects, including survey, site evaluation, and site mitigation.
  • Contribute to and lead business development activities, including proposals, pre-qualifications, and relationship building with clients and prospective clients.
  • Interact and interface with clients and environmental regulators.
  • Contract document preparation, including detailed design drawings and specifications, and project permitting.
  • Participate in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work.
  • Assists in analyzing current and emerging technical issues, and implementing actions to proactively address market, business, regulatory, and/or economic issues.
  • Assignments/projects are advanced in nature and require the application of mature knowledge.
  • Responsible for planning and conducting assignments/ projects having broad scope for independent accomplishment and coordination of difficult tasks.
  • Recommendations are reviewed for soundness of judgment; accepted as accurate and feasible.
  • Manage and provide direct supervision, training, technical direction and mentoring to more junior staff.
  • Have direct responsibility for the career paths of up to eight direct reports.
  • Review work of junior staff.
  • Applies technical and business knowledge and methods to develop creative, effective, and economical solutions to address current and potential project issues.
  • Executes specific technical tasks or requirements for medium to large projects.
  • Conduct peer reviews of routine and moderately complex work by colleagues or more junior practitioners.
  • Qualifies as a Quality Reviewer and undertakes Quality Reviews of moderate to large deliverables.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proficient in and consistently demonstrates and promotes policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (if applicable).
  • Strong skills in technical writing.
  • Skilled in communications and technical information exchange with clients, engineers and scientists, government regulators and agencies, and academia, as well as non-technical communication to the public.
  • Disciplined approach to project execution and technical excellence.
  • Ability to provide written and verbal direction on project delivery.
  • Shows leadership in striving to continuously improve technical performance.
  • Champions new ideas and initiatives and creates an environment that supports creativity and innovation.
  • Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships.
  • Drives collaborative efforts within the region and beyond to deliver consistent, high quality and appropriately scoped technical work.
  • Ability to use field data collection equipment such as GPS, transit, and Total Station.
  • At least four years of experience successfully executing technical aspects of medium to complex projects.
  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, or related field. Minimum 10 years or more of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education (e.g., advanced degree) and experience.
  • Membership as a Registered Professional Archeologist (RPA) is preferred.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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