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Stantec Archaeologist Field Director in Burnaby, British Columbia

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Your Opportunity


role will be to lead field work associated with archaeological impact

assessments, monitoring, and excavation as a Field Director. In the office

environment you will primarily contribute to field data management, artifact

analysis, and reporting. In this role you will work closely with Stantec's

Project Managers, Junior Archaeologists and a variety of environmental


Your KeyResponsibilities

  • Identifyand record areas of archeological potential, archaeological sites, andtraditional use sites.

  • Workclosely with a Project Manager to make technical recommendations forcultural resources management.

  • Collect dataand complete data management.

  • Leadpreliminary field reconnaissance surveys and archaeological impactassessments.

  • Assistin archaeological monitoring and excavations.

  • Managecrews of up to five individuals.

  • Writepermit applications, interim reports, final reports, site forms andproposals.

  • Activelyparticipate in Stantec’s HSSE programs.

Your Capabilities andCredentials

  • FieldDirector in the Northwest Coast culture area with a minimum of 3 years ofexperience working in cultural resource management. Supervising experiencein the Interior Plateau and/or Subarctic-Boreal Forest culture areas anasset.

  • MinimumB. Sc. or BA in Archaeology, or Anthropology with a major in archaeology.

  • Experienceidentifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithicartifacts.

  • Experiencewith lithic artifact analysis and cataloguing.

  • Experiencewith mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, datacollection (field notes, photographs, digital information).

  • Excellentwriting and communications skills.

  • Dedicatedto following and promoting a strong safety culture.

  • Ableto work independently.

  • Ableto work away from home/stay in hotels or camps for periods of up to 2weeks during the field season (May-Nov).

  • Desireto work closely (in both leadership and supporting roles) with otherenvironmental professionals and First Nations.

  • Avalid class 5 driver’s license.

  • Experiencewith driving on forestry roads and operating ATVs an asset.

  • Willingnessto learn and develop professionally is required.

Education andExperience

Bachelor’sdegree in Archaeology, or related field.

Minimum3 years’ work experience; or an equivalent combination of education (e.g.advanced degree) and experience. Co-op / Internship experience preferred.

Typicaloffice environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for longperiods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements includinginclement weather.

Abilityto lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Thisdescription is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties orresponsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties,responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any timewith or without notice.

Stantecis 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 andredefine your personal best.

Job: Archaeologist

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001L4