Archaeologist
Stantec
Calgary, Alberta
6d ago

Your Opportunity

As an Archaeologist with Stantec’s Calgary team, your role will be to participate primarily in archaeological field programs as an assistant archaeologist working under a senior, permit holding archaeologist.

Fieldwork will include conducting surveys to identify archaeological sites, mitigation studies consisting of archaeological excavation, and may also include construction monitoring.

Lab work (artifact analysis) may be available after the conclusion of the field season.

This is a contract staff position with an expected duration of 4 months and the possibility of extension.

Your Key Responsibilities

Perform archaeological fieldwork under the direction of a Senior Archaeologist in various parts of Alberta and / or western Canada

Complete archaeological excavation (hand excavation, use of wheelbarrows, etc.) involving very long walks / hikes sometimes through challenging terrain and shovel testing in remote locations

Perform archaeological survey, excavation, and monitoring

Operation of a motor vehicle, including pickup trucks and trailering

Operation of other types of motorized equipment including archaeological power screens

Operating near mobile equipment and heavy machinery

Demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and the use of personal protective equipment

Analyze and interpretation of artifacts

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Perform physically demanding work often in remote field settings where services, including medical services, may be inaccessible

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

Demonstrates a collaborative approach to work

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

Education and Experience

Must have or be currently enrolled in a BA or B.Sc. in Archaeology or Anthropology

Minimum 2 years’ work experience or an equivalent combination of education (e.g. advanced degree) and experience

Palaeontological experience is an asset

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

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.

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