Stantec Archaeological Field Director in Quesnel, British Columbia

Your Opportunity

2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

For the upcoming 2018 field season, our Environmental Services team is currently looking for an Archaeological Field Director to be based out of the Quesnel or Prince George offices in British Columbia. The Archaeological Field Director will have experience supervising and directing field crews who are conducting archaeology or heritage resource management work including walkover survey, shovel testing, and archaeological excavation.

Your Duties

Working throughout British Columbia in various industries:

  • Identify and record areas of archeological potential, archaeological sites, and traditional use sites

  • Make technical recommendations for cultural resources management

  • Collect data and complete data management

  • Lead preliminary field reconnaissance surveys, archaeological impact assessments, and possible excavations

  • Carry out archaeological monitoring

  • Manage crews of up to five individuals

  • Mentor and train junior crew members

  • Write permit applications, interim reports, final reports, site forms and proposals

  • Actively participate in Stantec’s HSSE programs

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Field Director in the Interior Plateau cultural region. Field Director status in a second culture region an asset

  • Permit holding status an asset

  • Minimum 3 years working in cultural resource management

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

  • Experience identifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithic artifacts

  • Experience with lithic artifact analysis and cataloguing

  • Experience with mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection (field notes, photographs, digital information)

  • Excellent writing and communications skills

  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture

  • Able to work independently

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

  • Desire to work closely (in both leadership and supporting roles) with other environmental professionals and First Nations.

  • A valid class 5 driver’s license

  • Experience with driving on forestry roads and operating ATVs an asset

  • Willingness to learn and develop professionally is required

Job ID 33672

# of Openings Remaining 1

Experience (Years) 3

Discipline Environmental Services