Job: Archaeologist



Location Vancouver or Smithers, BC


ERM is seeking a highly motivated Archaeologist to join our global consulting firm as part of our archaeology and cultural heritage team in Vancouver or Smithers, BC. The successful candidate will work with our team for archaeological desk-based and field-based studies, provide office-based coordination of field investigations, and conduct data processing and reporting tasks for archaeological assessments. This is a fulltime, permanent position and an excellent opportunity for an archaeologist to join a growing and exciting technical team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.


  • Coordinate and lead archaeological field programs.
  • Perform archaeological field surveys and excavation for archaeological studies.
  • Conduct research and writing for archaeological and cultural heritage assessments.
  • Artifact analysis and cataloguing.
  • Provide quality review of archaeology/cultural heritage deliverables.
  • Provide technical consulting skills to support the growth of ERM’s business and client base in the area of archaeology and cultural heritage, specifically in Western Canada.
  • Represent ERM through communications and at meetings with provincial/territorial and federal agencies.
  • Interact with other ERM service areas to share multi-disciplinary resources and best practices across the country and internationally.
  • Assist with preparing proposals and reports to meet client needs.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or related field (with a focus in archaeology)
  • Field director status in British Columbia.
  • Permit holding status a plus.
  • Previous consulting experience in other provinces and territories a plus.
  • Demonstrated fieldwork experience and understanding of field logistics.
  • Proven ability to carry research to completion.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong health and safety culture.
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and on varied terrain.
  • Team-player, but also able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Valid First Aid, Driver’s License and a good driving record.

Who We Are:

As the world’s leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide.  Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business.  ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors.  For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers.  We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency. 

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Please use the link below to apply to this position:–Associate-Level-_R00012426


Thank you for your interest in ERM!

Company ERM
Apply Now