Job: Field Supervisor/Director


Field Supervisor/Director

Location Burnaby, Prince George, Quesnel and Sidney, BC

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Your role will be to participate in field work associated with archaeological impact assessments, monitoring, and excavation as a Field Supervisor. In the office environment you will primarily contribute to field data management, artifact analysis, and reporting. In this role you will work closely with Stantec’s Project Managers, Permit Holders, and a variety of environmental staff.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and record areas of archeological potential, archaeological sites, and traditional use sites.
  • Work closely with a Permit Holder or Field Director to make technical recommendations for cultural resources management.
  • Collect data and complete data management.
  • Lead preliminary field reconnaissance surveys and archaeological impact assessments.
  • Assist in archaeological monitoring and excavations.
  • Manage crews of up to five individuals.
  • Write permit applications, interim reports, final reports, site forms and proposals.
  • Actively participate in Stantec’s HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) programs.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Field Supervisor/Director in the Interior Plateau or Northwest Coast culture areas with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in cultural resource management. Supervising experience in the Subarctic-Boreal Forest culture area an asset.
  • Minimum B. Sc. in Archaeology, or BA in Anthropology with a major in archaeology.
  • Experience identifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithic artifacts.
  • Experience with artifact analysis and cataloguing an asset.
  • Experience with mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection (field notes, photographs, digital information).
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Able to work away from home/stay in hotels or camps for periods of up to 2 weeks during the field season (May-Nov).
  • Desire to work closely (in both leadership and supporting roles) with other environmental professionals and First Nations.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Experience with driving on forestry roads and operating ATVs an asset.
  • A willingness to learn and develop professionally is required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years’ work experience; or an equivalent combination of education (e.g. advanced degree) and experience. Co-op / Internship experience preferred.
  • Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.
  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Please submit your CV to:  or contact 250-655-6067 for more information.

Company Stantec
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