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Field Technician-Archaeology

  • Job reference: NA-001063
  • Sector: Environment
  • Location: Austin
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Atkins 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.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, TX Cultural Resources Group as a Field Technician-Archaeology.



Field technicians will work under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, Project Archaeologist, and/or Crew Chief to conduct archaeological surveys (Phase I), participate in excavations (Phase II and III), and document findings. This position is on call, per project basis only typically working 40 hours in the field.








Job duties include pedestrian survey, shovel testing, monitoring, NRHP eligibility testing, and mitigation. Technicians will be responsible for keeping accurate and comprehensive field notes, photodocumenting 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 technicians 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, utilize analytical ability such as is required to research technical or scientific information, verify measurements and process data as prescribed. 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.





A Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field and at least an Archaeology Field School are required. Field technicians with at least six months of previous experience, familiarity with a wide variety of artifact and site types, familiarity with basic laboratory procedures, and knowledge of applicable state and Federal requirements (especially Section 106), are preferred. Technicians with knowledge of curation standards in Texas and other states, experience with artifact processing/cataloging/labeling/curation/analysis are desirable. Experience in the following states/region are preferred: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.









All candidates should demonstrate basic knowledge of archaeological survey and excavation techniques, laboratory methods, and basic artifact classifications, as required by the project; 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 ability to work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions, walk long distances, carry up to 40 pounds of equipment, stoop, and squat. If the position requires driving company vehicle, 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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