Job: Professional Archaeologist


Golder Associates Ltd.
Professional Archaeologist

Location Vancouver, BC

Golder has a new opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist to join our Heritage team. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business and will gain valuable and diverse work experience throughout BC as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

An overview of your role will include: 

  • Preparing or contributing to proposals
  • Securing heritage inspection, investigation, and alteration permits
  • Designing and leading archaeological field programs
  • Liaising with Indigenous communities
  • Managing project scope, schedule and cost, including invoicing, and client service
  • Participating in business development activities, including meetings with prospective clients
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building activities
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
  • Supervising more junior staff and other field workers where appropriate
  • Participating in Golder’s Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff
  • Complying with Golder’s Fit for Duty Policy

You will have a background in:

  • A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience, with a specialization in faunal analysis or human osteology
  • Registered Professional Consulting Archaeologist in good standing
  • Field Director and Permit Holder status in BC
  • Strong relationships with Indigenous communities is desirable
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated positive relationships with Indigenous groups
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver’s licence (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Option to purchase shares in Golder
  • Employee owned structure – own the business, own the result
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching
  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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