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  • Job reference: NA-002875
  • Sector: Environment, Planning, Support Services, Transportation
  • Location: Tampa
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Tampa, FL Cultural Resources Group as an Archaeologist.


Under supervision, performs standard scientific work while developing professional proficiency. Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Tampa staff as cultural resource specialist/technician, with experience in archaeology and/or anthropology. Under the direction of the Sr. Architectural Historian, in Tampa you will have the opportunity to conduct cultural resource desktop reviews, assist with document coordination, and assist with background research and field surveys for a wide range of projects primarily related to transportation and development for clients in both the private and public sectors. This job provides opportunities to gain experience and grow in the cultural resource and NEPA profession.

  • Generally applies standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of somewhat diversified scientific tasks, requiring the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning, and being able to detect problems in using standardized procedures.
  • Conducting preliminary project reviews for potential cultural resource issues. This can be for a variety of project types, including but not limited to transportation and development projects. This includes the use of ArcGIS, on line resources, and library or archival research.
  • Preparing all types of historical and/or archaeological research, conducting cultural resource surveys, and preparing related documentation.
  • Following all quality control and safety procedures and guidelines established by Atkins.
  • Maintaining fieldwork documentation and reporting according to Atkins standards.
  • Tracking and maintaining progress for assigned tasks, independently resolve issues, show initiative, and work to creatively increase efficiency in assigned tasks.
  • Coordinating and communicating with management and co-workers in a coherent and expeditious manner.
  • Work on projects through all phases from initiation to completion including conducting background research, field investigations, report writing and seeking concurrence.
  • You must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travel to project sites. Assignments may be out of town and you are expected to travel to where the work is as necessary. Projects will generally be in Florida but could also be located outside of the state, as needed.

  • B.S. or B.A. in a field of Science to commensurate with hiring discipline.
  • Minimal experience is required of incumbents with directly related Bachelor's degree; no experience is required with a Master's degree.
  • At minimum, must meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards for History or Archaeology, including a graduate degree in History, Archaeology or a closely related field with at least five to 10 years of full-time professional CRM experience conducting background research and cultural resource surveys plus demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
  • At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management.

  • At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American Archaeology.

  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail; technical writing, computer and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.

  • No professional registration is required.

  • Candidates must have knowledge or experience with a sufficient subset or combination of historical and/or archaeological research, historical and/or archeological resource surveys and cultural resource management services.
  • Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards and must qualify as a Historian, or Archaeologist on federal, state, and local cultural resource permits.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with National Historic Preservation Act regulations (including Section 106) and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements pertinent to cultural resources.
  • Candidates must have experience working with ArcGIS.
  • Candidates must have familiarity with the Florida Master Site File (FMSF) or similar SHPO site file documentation.
  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, technical writing, computer and communication skills.
  • Knowledge or experience in architectural research and/or historical/architectural resource surveys would be beneficial.
  • Familiarity with reading transportation engineering plans is a benefit but not required.
  • Familiarity with nominating resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
  • It is desirable that candidates have familiarity with NEPA studies including cultural resource components of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments (EIS/EAs).
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with coordinating with SHPOs, THPOs, federal and state agency representatives, and land owners/managers regarding cultural resources would be beneficial. Experience with Florida Department of Transportation FDOT and the Florida SHPO are preferred but experience with DOT and SHPO offices in other states instead of Florida would be acceptable.
  • Familiarity with HABS/HAER/HALS.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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