Power Engineers Archaeological Field Director in Salt Lake City, Utah
Archaeological Field Director
Location:Salt Lake City
Department:Cultural Resources Group
Archaeological Field Director
POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specialize in the areas of air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 offices located across the country and internationally.
POWER is seeking an Archaeological Field Director for our Cultural Resources Group to join our 250-person Environmental Practice team working out of our Salt Lake City, UT office. This is a full-time, salaried position that comes with a great benefits package.
Roles and responsibilities
This Archaeological Field Director will work with a multidisciplinary team of archaeologists, biologists, and ecologists on a variety of project scales. This position will require frequent regional travel, as well as office-based work.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with managing complex projects
Maintaining and building client relations
Assisting in proposal writing
Directing archaeological fieldwork
Potential field work may include, but is not limited to:
Pedestrian field inventory
Leading field crews
Working with subcontractors
Office work includes, but is not limited to:
Site form preparation
Technical report writing
Frequent coordination with agencies (Federal and State) and project stakeholders
Master’s degree or commensurate experience in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related discipline
Five (5) + years of experience as a project archaeologist/field director in the Great Basin, Intermountain West, and/or Southwest of the United States, supervising Cultural Resource Management field investigations
Experience in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and/or Wyoming required
Experience with the archaeology and history of Utah is required
Ability to be listed as a Field Director on the Utah BLM Cultural Resource Use Permit is required, at a minimum
Excellent research and writing skills
Qualified applicants will possess strong leadership skills, technical skills, and communication skills
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Extensive knowledge and understanding of equipment, technology, and paperwork used in the recording and documentation of archaeological sites and artifacts
Demonstrated experience in archaeological analysis and report writing
Ability to work independently, fully planning and executing personal assignments with minimal instruction
Knowledge of health and safety standards
Ability to work long hours, in harsh environments, and in varying weather conditions
Ability to successfully lead teams composed of diverse personalities
Candidates may expect to be subject to client or project specific formal background checks or drug test regimens
Utah residency preferred
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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.
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