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Field Technician (Archaeology)

  • Job reference: NA-002261
  • Sector: Geomatics
  • 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 Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, Texas office as a
Field Technician (Archaeology).


Under immediate supervision of the Project Archaeologist and/or Crew Chief, conducts archaeological surveys, participate in excavations, and document findings. This may include pedestrian survey, shovel testing, monitoring, NRHP eligibility testing, and mitigation. Please note that this is a part time role and is not expected to be a permanent position.

  • This role 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. 
  • Field techs may be asked to wash and catalog artifacts, enter data into Excel and/or Access, assist with report writing, proposals, and scopes-of-work and budgets, and perform such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary. 
  • Qualified applicants may have the opportunity to advance as Crew Chiefs or Project Archaeologists.

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


  • Knowledge of archaeological survey, excavation, and laboratory methods as required by the project. 
  • Ability to examine and evaluate the condition of artificats and to describe facts and events accurately. 
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • None.

  • Ability to walk long distances, climb ladders, stoop, squat and crawl down into ditches.
  • Ability to observe construction activities and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to perceive back-up alarms and other warnings. 
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions, subject to insects, flooded terrain and equipment/traffic hazards. 
  • If position requires driving company vehicle, incumbent must have valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.

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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