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Archaeology Field Technician

  • Job reference: NA-003085
  • Sector: Education, Support Services
  • Location: Austin
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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 Austin, TX Cultural Resources Group as an 
Archaeology Field Technician.


We are seeking energetic and highly motivated self-starters to staff ongoing field projects based out of our Austin, TX office. These field technician openings are classified as temporary, part-time positions on a project-by-project basis, but there is potential to work up to 40 hours a week and on long-term assignments.

  • Field techs will work under the supervision of the Project Archaeologist and/or Crew Chief to conduct archaeological surveys, participate in excavations, and document findings.
  • This may include pedestrian survey, shovel testing, monitoring, NRHP eligibility testing, and mitigation.
  • Techs will be responsible for keeping accurate and comprehensive field notes, photo documenting artifacts, projects areas, and sites, collecting and processing artifacts, documenting shovel tests and site locations using a Trimble, and maintaining tools and equipment in good order.

  • Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or closely related field. 
  • No experience in specialty area required by position.
  • Archaeology Field School may be required.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and Federal requirements, especially Section 106, preferred.

  • All candidates should demonstrate basic knowledge of archaeological survey and excavation techniques, laboratory methods, and basic artifact classifications.
  • As required by the project; candidates must possess the ability to examine and evaluate the condition of artifacts and sites, describe facts and events accurately, write neatly and legibly, and track and maintain artifact provenience throughout all stages of collection/processing/analysis/curation.
  • Follow instructions precisely and pay close attention to detail; communicate technical information effectively; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • When conducting fieldwork, candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions, walk long distances, carry up to 40 pounds of equipment, stoop, and squat.

  • None.

  • The incumbent must have a valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.
  • All candidates must pass a drug screen and background check.

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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