Job: Senior Archaeologist & Project Manager


Madrone Environmental Services
Senior Archaeologist & Project Manager

Salary $75,000 to $110,000
Location Vancouver Island, BC


About Us:

Madrone Environmental Services is a thriving environmental consulting practice nestled in the heart of British Columbia. Our diverse range of services encompasses everything from crafting comprehensive environmental management plans to offering specialized scientific expertise in fields like geoscience, agrology, biology, ecology, hydrogeology, and forestry.

We’re on the lookout for a Senior Archaeologist to join us who will offer expertise in delivering cultural resource management services for ongoing projects, cultivating new business opportunities, and providing senior-level support and mentorship to team members. At Madrone, we foster a flexible work environment that champions work/life balance, complemented by a robust benefits package inclusive of Group RRSP and Deferred Profit Sharing. The salary for this role ranges from $75,000 to $110,000 per annum.

About the Role:

Position: Senior Archaeologist & Project Manager

Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

  • Dynamic Work Environment: Join a collaborative team of industry experts dedicated to delivering excellence in environmental consulting.
  • Flexibility: Enjoy the flexibility of hybrid work arrangements, allowing you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  • Professional Growth: Take advantage of opportunities for career advancement and professional development within our supportive work culture.

As a Senior Archaeologist at Madrone Environmental Services, you’ll play a pivotal role in our team’s daily operations, leveraging your wealth of experience, organizational prowess, and leadership acumen to spearhead the success of ongoing projects and cultivate new prospects. Collaborating closely with our dedicated team, you’ll actively contribute to initiatives aimed at optimizing operational efficiency and delivering high-quality reports while fostering strong relationships with clients, regulatory bodies, and First Nations communities. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving our mission forward, ensuring excellence in every aspect of our work.

Your primary focus will be on overseeing projects from inception to completion, ensuring their seamless execution and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology and possess relevant consulting archaeology experience.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the BC Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) and embrace the values of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).
  • Bring a minimum of five years of cultural resource management experience on the Northwest Coast.
  • Are an approved Field Director for the Northwest Coast culture area and eligible to hold BC Provincial Heritage Permits.
  • Have demonstrated project management skills and excel in client and stakeholder engagement.
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills and familiarity with BC Archaeological Impact Assessment Guidelines.
  • Show a keen interest in mentoring and passing knowledge to future professionals.
  • Thrive in various fieldwork activities, regardless of weather conditions, and possess a strong problem-solving mindset.
  • Exhibit exceptional organizational skills and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Appreciate collaborating with a diverse team of professionals to effect positive change in the environment.
  • Embrace the values of teamwork and diversity.
  • Hold a valid BC driver’s license with a clean record and a Level 1 WorkSafe BC recognized first aid certificate. Additional certifications are encouraged.
  • Ability to furnish copies of an AIA, AOA, and PFR report for review, where you served as the senior author.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and cultivating strong client relationships with First Nations, the Regulator (Archaeology Branch), and both new and existing clients.
  • Conducting thorough archaeological, historical, and ethnographic background research.
  • Drafting Section 12.2 and 12.4 Heritage Conservation Act permit applications.
  • Reviewing and preparing provincial site inventory forms.
  • Producing AOA, PFR, and AIA interim and final reports with QAQC of own work, and conducting peer reviews of documents and deliverables.
  • Offering expert guidance to team members on conducting environmental assessments across diverse client sectors.
  • Leading specific tasks in field supervision, encompassing staff coordination, preparations, logistical support, surveying, monitoring, data recovery, excavation, and providing guidance to external contractors.
  • Possessing the capability to field-direct (or hold permits) in multiple cultural regions is highly advantageous.
  • Mentoring and developing intermediate and junior staff, fostering their growth and providing technical direction.
  • Upholding rigorous Quality Management standards across all projects.
  • Actively participating in multidisciplinary projects, providing guidance and coaching to team members.
  • Contributing to the strategic development of the Archaelogy team, driving growth, profitability, and innovation in processes, services, geographical expansion, and client engagement.
  • Undertaking project and proposal management responsibilities such as cost tracking, invoicing, and ensuring timely deliverables.
  • Engaging in business development activities on behalf of the company.


If you’re ready to bring your expertise to a dynamic team and make a meaningful impact in environmental consulting, we invite you to submit your cover letter and résumé to While we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: May 24, 2024.

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