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Stantec Archaeologist in Calgary, Alberta

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Your Opportunity

Your role will be to conduct primary research, complete analyses, contribute to report production, and provide general administrative support as assigned to block surveys, evaluation projects, or data recovery efforts. You will work closely with Stantec's project managers, laboratory resources, and environmental staff.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Archaeological fieldwork under the direction of a Senior Archaeologist in various parts of Alberta and/or western Canada.

  • Physical work includes very long walks/hikes sometimes through challenging terrain, shovel testing, and archaeological excavation (hand excavation, use of wheelbarrows, etc.).

  • Operation of a motor vehicle, including pickup trucks and trailering.

  • Operation of other types of motor equipment including archaeological power screens.

  • Operating near mobile equipment and heavy machinery.

  • A strong commitment to safety and the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Cultural Resources survey and excavation.

  • Cultural Resources monitoring.

  • Artifact analyses and interpretation.

  • This position works as part of a larger natural resources team and will likely require support to multiple Stantec offices.

  • Assignments are limited in scope, requiring the sound application of established codes, standards, and guidelines.

  • Performs independent studies to form conclusions that are reviewed by senior professionals.

  • Manages small tasks and aspects of a project and may also manage small projects which are simple and routine.

  • Interacting and communicating effectively with multi-disciplinary teams, regulators, and clients.

  • Participating in team and independent-based work.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Ability to travel and work non-standard work weeks and long days in variable weather and physical settings.

  • Physically demanding work often in remote field settings where proximity to services, including medical services, may be an issue.

  • Dedication to successful project execution and technical excellence.

  • Applies logic and technical capabilities to resolve technical issues in an effective manner.

  • Working understanding of technical writing skills.

  • Working understanding of policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (as required), and demonstrates use and understanding of these policies and procedures as appropriate to their work.

  • Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships within their technical team, Business Center, and region.

  • The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set in multiple environmental disciplines and a passion for lifelong learning.

Education and Experience

Completed courses in the field of archaeology

Currently enrolled in a BA or B.Sc. in Archaeology or possessing a degree in archaeology are preferred

Minimum 2-3 years’ work experience; or an equivalent combination of education (e.g. advanced degree) and experience. Co-op / Internship experience preferred

Successful completion of a field school and technical courses (e.g. lithic analysis) is preferred

Historical resources field experience in Alberta/Western Canada is preferred

Possession of a valid driver’s license is strongly 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.

Job: Archaeologist

Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 210000MV

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