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Stantec Archaeologist in Walnut Creek, California

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 assisting our teams with supervising archaeological survey, excavation/testing, evaluation, construction monitoring, report writing and research, Department of Parks and Recreation 523 site record forms, IMACS forms, 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, laboratory resources and environmental staff. This is an on-call, hourly position. Some projects include overtime hours or prevailing wage rates. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise fieldwork, archaeological survey, site testing, data recovery, construction monitoring.

  • Assist project managers with implementing fieldwork.

  • Communicate field progress and provide status reports.

  • Fieldwork and Data QA/QC.

  • Create and maintain a safe and positive morale for field crew.

  • Support and direct junior staff.

  • Knowledge in both prehistoric and historic archaeology.

  • Coordinating fieldwork and compliance documents for various programs.

  • Knowledge in artifact identification.

  • Experience with human osteology and faunal analysis, Participate in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work.

  • Review work of junior staff.

  • Conduct peer reviews of routine and moderately complex work by colleagues or more junior practitioners.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proficient in and consistently demonstrates and promotes policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (if applicable).

  • 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.

  • Ability to convey safety information to field staff.

  • Ability to use field data collection equipment such as GPS, transit, and/or Total Station.

  • At least five years of experience successfully executing technical aspects of medium to complex projects.

  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

Education and Experience

Masters degree in Archaeology, or related field preferred. Minimum 5 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education (e.g., advanced degree) and experience. Experience in California 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. Ability to travel and conduct field work for extended periods of time of 1 weeks at a time. Willingness to travel outside of California.

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.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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: United States-California-Walnut Creek

Other Locations: United States-California-Chico, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-San Jose, United States-California-Petaluma, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-California-Redding

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule: Part-time

Req ID: 2100001P

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