Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Chemical Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Phoenix, AZ, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Project Archaeologist in the East Washington Street office location in Phoenix, Arizona. The candidate will prepare technical reports with limited fieldwork and/or management oversight. Approximately 75% office and 25% field. Occasionally monitor subsurface construction disturbance associated with ADOT and / or local municipal projects in Arizona and American Southwest. Archaeological monitoring will be performed under the direction of a Registered Professional Archaeologist and comply with each project’s cultural resources monitoring program. The candidate will prepare / support preparation of field notes, reports and other related documentation. Will work on an on call, as needed basis depending on work load.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare technical reports
  • Undertake and oversee field investigations (e.g., intensive pedestrian survey and subsurface probing)
  • Prepare clear and accurate field notes
  • Hike several miles over uneven terrain each day and dig shovel test probes by hand and shovel
  • Use GPS locating equipment
  • Monitor subsurface construction disturbance
  • Document any unanticipated discovery
  • Will travel to project sites in Arizona and the Southwest US and approximately 25% overnight travel

Skills / Qualifications

A Master’s degree in anthropology or related field is required and at least 5 years of field experience with cultural resources services. Applicant must have a working knowledge of prehistoric and / or historical archaeology and the built environment in Arizona in general, experience with state and federal cultural resources laws and regulations especially the National Historic Preservation Act.


  • M.S. or M.A. in Anthropology / Archaeology
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management work
  • Strong understanding of federal, state and local environmental regulations including NEPA, Section 106 of the NHPA and A.R.S. § 41-844 and 41-865
  • Specialization in remote sensing, GIS, lithics, ceramics, historic architecture or historic material culture
  • Knowledge and understanding of the regional cultural histories in Arizona and American Southwest
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites in Arizona and the Southwest US and approximately 25% overnight travel
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company's driving (MVR) policy

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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