Power Engineers Archaeological Field Technician in Houston, Texas

Archaeological Field Technician



Department:Cultural Resources Group


Archaeological Field Technician

POWER Engineers, Inc., one of the nation’s strongest energy-related engineering and environmental consultants, is seeking Archaeological Field Technicians for an upcoming field projects in primarily Texas and Louisiana.

This is a part-time, temporary position on an as-needed basis for cultural resources surveys. It is anticipated that three weeks of survey is needed, including two weeks in Houston area. Pay rate will be based on experience. Single occupancy lodging will be provided with a food allowance to be expensed for non-local employees. Daily transportation between the hotel and a project area will be provided, however each person is responsible for his/her own transportation to the work area. Additional work/tasks may arise providing additional work opportunities.

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

The Field Technician provides technical support, utilizing a basic understanding of anthropological and archaeological field techniques in connection with locating, testing, recording, mapping, and evaluating archaeological sites and supporting field surveys. Conducting field surveys (pedestrian and shovel test surveys) using topographic maps, aerial photographs, and Trimble Global Positioning Satellite receivers will be a regular part of this role.

This position requires the ability to work long hours, in difficult or remote environments, and in varying weather conditions and the ability to work with groups composed of diverse personalities. A positive attitude and ability to accept direction is a must, as well as the ability to work independently, and to fully plan and execute personal assignments with minimal instruction.

Required Education/Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related discipline

  • Completion of an Archaeological field school; we expect you to have at least one year CRM field experience including survey, testing and excavation

  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Education/Experience

  • Familiarity with archaeological site recording and forms completion, artifact identification, mapping, shovel testing, and other common field tasks

  • Familiarity with GPS/GIS and GIS archaeological applications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and ability to use related computer systems

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of equipment, technology, and paperwork used in the recording and documenting of archaeological sites and artifacts

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of local cultural history and archaeologically derived material culture in the Southern states

  • Basic knowledge of requisite health and safety standards during field investigations

Your resume must provide detailed work experience during the last five years, three current references, and complete contact information. Candidates may expect to be subject to client or project specific formal background checks or drug test regimens.

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.