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Golder Associates Archaeologist (Field Director) in VANCOUVER, British Columbia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for an Archaeological Field Director to join our Heritage team on a full time basis based in our Kamloops or Kelowna locations (other locations may also be considered) .

The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the BC Interior Plateau Culture Area and will gain valuable and diverse work experience throughout BC as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Preparing or contributing to proposals

  • Leading archaeological field programs

  • Liaising with First Nations

  • Managing project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing

  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building

  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports

  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate

  • Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner

  • Participating in Golder’s Health & Safety program

  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff

  • Complying with Golder’s Fit for Duty Policy

  • A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience

  • Field Director status in at least one of the three culture areas; the BC Interior Plateau Culture Area, Northwest Coast and Subarctic-Boreal Forest Culture Areas

  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Interior Plateau culture area

  • Experience working with First Nations. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Southern Interior area

  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions

  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets

  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently

  • Solid MS Office skills

  • Valid driver’s licence (Class 5)

  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • 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, now a member of WSP, is a leading, global 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.

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of Golder (member of WSP). Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Golder (member of WSP) as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

Golder Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Title: Archaeologist (Field Director)



Requisition ID: 21002645