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Golder Associates Junior Cultural Heritage Specialist in LONDON, Ontario

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Golder Associates Ltd. is seeking a Junior Cultural Heritage Specialist to join London office with a solid background in compiling and analyzing a broad range of historical research sources, and presenting this information in concise, well-written prose for technical reporting. Additional experience in heritage policy analysis, cultural heritage evaluation, and heritage impact and environmental effects assessment is an asset. Reporting to the Senior Cultural Heritage Specialist in the London office, the successful candidate for this position will work as part of a small, dedicated team with staff in Halifax, Kingston, and Whitby on projects as diverse as large area environmental assessments, to bridges and other industrial sites, and small residential properties. Projects will be concentrated primarily in Ontario but may also be undertaken across Canada and the United States.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Research and analysis of archival and secondary sources, including maps and aerial imagery

  • Contributing written summaries of background research, field work data, and comparative analysis to inform cultural heritage evaluations and impact assessment

  • Drafting proposals, short memoranda, and formal letters

  • Field investigations of historic buildings and structures, cultural landscapes, and study areas using digital photography (in some cases creating 3D models) and standardized recording forms

  • Collaborating with other Golder staff

  • Performing administrative duties as required

  • Maintaining a ‘safety first’ focus for yourself and those you work with

  • Maintaining a high standard for ethical behaviour to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our core values

  • Strong written and oral communications skills are essential to this position. The candidate will be presenting information for a wide variety of audiences including:

  • Golder project directors, managers, and coordinators

  • Clients in which listening to their needs and articulating Golder services are critical

  • Members of the public in which discretion, respect and tact are essential

  • Regulators / tribunals / etc.

You will have a background in:

  • A Master’s degree in History, Historical Geography, Historical or Industrial Archaeology, or other degree allied with the field of heritage planning and environmental assessment;

  • 2 years (minimum) of public or private-sector experience preferably in a fast-paced consulting environment;

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with a proven track record in efficient report writing;

  • Familiarity with relevant heritage legislation, regulations and standards for Ontario, and ideally some knowledge for the rest of Canada and the United States will be considered an asset

  • Ontario Driver’s Licence with no restrictions and reliable vehicle for business use

  • The successful candidate should have no restrictions on working in Canada and United States

  • Willingness to learn new things and have a passion for cultural heritage;

  • Willingness to work in a consulting work environment characterized by irregular hours, travel, development of client relationships, and fiscal responsibility.

In addition, to be successful at Golder Associates, you will be able to demonstrate the following Success Attributes : initiative, enthusiasm, a desire to continually learn and grow, a detail and quality focus, good judgement, a good work ethic, adaptability, and good communication skills.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title: Junior Cultural Heritage Specialist

Location: ON-LONDON

Requisition ID: 19000840