Job: Coastal Field Director, Permit Holder, Project Manager


EcoLogic Consultants Ltd.
Coastal Field Director, Permit Holder, Project Manager

Salary $75,000 – $100,000
Location North Vancouver, BC


EcoLogic Consultants Ltd. is seeking an experienced British Columbia Coastal Field Director or Permit Holder who is also an experienced Project Manager to join our team. This will be a full-time position, based out of our North Vancouver office. Although being based in the Lower Mainland is preferred well qualified candidates based in other locations may be considered as well. This is a permanent position and will be available until filled.

Job Description:

At Ecologic, a Project Manager (either as a field Director or Permit Holder) will be responsible for managing all aspects of any given archaeological project they chose to take on or are assigned. This will include but is not limited to: preparing proposed budgets and scopes of work, negotiating contracts, regular and ongoing communication with the client and other involved parties, communicating with and supporting First Nations Participants, applying for, holding and closing all required permits, delegating tasks and communicating openly with the rest of the Ecologic team, conducting reporting and analysis as needed, seeking out new projects and opportunities for work, training and education, and actively looking for opportunities to improve the way archaeology is conducted!

This position is estimated to be 40-60 % field-based. Fieldwork will include archaeological monitoring, excavation, survey, and testing in a wide range of urban and remote locations. Projects will include residential, municipal, industrial, and resource extraction work as well as First Nations-directed resource management and research projects. Though based in the Lower Mainland, there is potential for travel throughout the province and into the northern territories.

Office work will include laboratory analysis, artifact processing, research, report writing, and project management. Office work may be conducted independently and will often be self-directed, so the ability to work with minimal supervision in a deadline-oriented environment is necessary.

EcoLogic takes pride in building and maintaining strong working relationships with First Nation communities and challenging the status quo. As an archaeologist with EcoLogic, the successful applicant will be expected to further develop existing relationships and create new ones. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out archaeological research that surpasses and continually works to improve the current standard of practice in BC archaeology.


Applicants must be approved Field Directors for the Northwest Coast with the Archaeology Branch. Preference will be given to applicants who are also registered Permit Holders (any region) with the Branch or have met all of the qualifications to do so.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology, and be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience working in consulting archaeology. It is prefered that candidates have a minimum of five years of experience focused on the archaeology of the Northwest Coast. Although the majority of Ecologics current fieldwork is focused on Coastal BC, the ability to field-direct (or hold a permit) in more than one cultural region would be a strong asset.

Previous project management experience and strong client engagement skills will be a requirement for this role. EcoLogic works with a wide variety of clients from many different cultural backgrounds, industries, and social organizations and the ability to communicate clearly and confidently, while also providing education about the nature and history of archaeological sites and legislation are important. Ecologic takes great pride in providing our clients with well-considered, realistic budgets for the work we do. Being able to deliver our projects on time and within budget are important traits that we expect from our project managers. Applicants who have three or more years of project management experience will be given preference.

Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other relevant computer programs is expected. Leadership skills, a willingness to mentor others, and the ability to interact effectively with clients, government representatives, and First Nations are necessary.

Applicants should be willing to, and capable of, conducting a wide range of fieldwork activities with long hours and in all weather conditions. Applicants must hold a valid BC driver’s license and be willing to provide a driving record as a condition of employment. Level I First Aid is a requirement, and ATV/UTV and other relevant training would be considered assets.


EcoLogic will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. We anticipate a starting salary range of $75-$100 k annually based on experience and the applicants standing with the BC Archaeology Branch (permit holder or not).

We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental coverage, the opportunity for professional development, and conference funding. We also provide our team with all the equipment needed to conduct our work to the high standards we set for ourselves.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Greg Morrissey at the following email address: Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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