About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Project Archaeologist/Principal Investigator in our Chicago, IL office. You will report to our Office Director and will collaborate with a larger cultural resources team across the Midwest, region. You will be responsible for managing projects and upholding our company’s standards of excellence.
This position falls in our Technical Career Mountain that comprises SWCA’s scientific and professional experts. Individuals in this Career Focus Area execute and innovate technical services, scientific initiatives, and project management—they provide the quality and excellence that sets SWCA apart. Technical leaders are energized by the depth of their craft and motivated by opportunities to deepen and broaden their expertise.
This is a regular, full-time salaried position. This position is available to work in our Chicago, IL office or remotely within the Midwest region.
What you will accomplish
- Serve as the primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents
- Contribute to a supportive and dynamic work environment, collaborating effectively with other Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and staff in all offices throughout the company
- Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms
- Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production
- Supervise, mentor, and support field staff in all aspects of their responsibilities
- Contribute to business development efforts in the Midwest market, including managing budgets and preparing proposals
- Take initiative, resolve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most efficient manner
Experience and qualifications for success
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
- Minimum of seven (7) years of archaeology fieldwork experience
- Experience completing projects as an archaeology Principal Investigator
- Experience with all aspects of a project, from proposal to final report preparation, for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies. Including scheduling and budgeting
- Experience leading large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
- Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts
- Ability to coordinate personnel and other resources within budgetary constraints
- Master’s or Doctorate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
- Prior work archaeological experience in Midwest
- Meet the Secretary of Interior’s archaeology standards
- Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status)
- Ability to travel 10-20% of time for fieldwork
- SWCA’s Midwest region is focused on Giving Back to our community and promoting scientific progress. We encourage staff to volunteer on community charitable events, and/or join our Scientific Leadership in which SWCA provides time to develop articles or conference presentations.
SWCA offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes participation in our ESOP program. Take a glance at some of our benefits by going to https://www.swca.com/careers/totalrewards/benefits
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply
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