• Project Archaeologist

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Additional Work Location
    US-MO-Jefferson City
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood’s cultural resource program is looking for a Project Archaeologist with Midwestern, Midcontinent, Plains, or Southeastern experience. This position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. (Amec Foster Wheeler is now part of Wood)


    The candidate may be placed in the Jefferson City, MO; Lexington, KY; or Louisville, KY offices.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Qualified candidates should possess a master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field, and have completed an accredited archaeological field school
    • A minimum of five years of demonstrable field supervisory experience in CRM is preferred
    • Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology and be eligible for Register of Professional Archaeologists
    • Candidates must be able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures)
    • Candidates are expected to have the ability to hike cross-country at least five miles per day while carrying personal equipment and supplies and carry out the physical effort of excavations as well as operate a four wheel-drive vehicle
    • Extended out-of-town fieldwork, sometimes with long hours, occurs and candidates should be willing to perform this task
    • Candidates should also be willing to take direction and work as part of a team
    • They must also be capable of accurately identifying historic and prehistoric artifacts and archaeological features, keep standardized records of the field investigations, prepare site descriptions, photograph features and artifacts, prepare sketch maps of sites, and complete field forms
    • A technical skill set is preferred, such as, but not limited to, historic or prehistoric artifact analysis, GIS experience, archival research, or geoarchaeology / geomorphology
    • They should have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn
    • Project Archaeologists are lead authors and coauthors on technical reports that document the results of the investigation and should be able to write well; a digital copy of the applicant’s thesis may be requested as a writing sample
    • The ability to manage multiple projects at a time is essential
    • Prior to employment, applicants are required to take separate drug screening and physical fitness exams that Wood will arrange



    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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