Associate Project Archaeologist

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# of Openings
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Cultural Resources/Archaeology
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an Associate Project Archaeologist for our Arlington, Texas office. Under the supervision of the Cultural Resources Team Lead, you will perform field, office, and research tasks while working with and supervising crew members. This position will be a mix of office tasks and fieldwork.


Your role will be to assist with the planning and execution of field studies related to renewable energy, state and local transportation and land development. 

What you will accomplish

  • Provide strong technical and regulatory knowledge within own discipline.
  • Contribute to strategy for technical delivery at sub-regional level.
  • Lead projects/tasks from start to finish, with guidance (Project Manager for small to medium projects or Task Lead for large projects)
  • Meet schedules, budgets, and project key performance indicators
  • May serve as permitted field supervisor or Principal Investigator
  • Assign and communicates technical needs and project tasks to project team members
  • Design field approach/plan and leads project staff in overall project completion
  • Oversee and performs QA/QC, organization, and tracking to ensure project requirements are met
  • Manages quality and completeness of data collection, analysis, and report completion from start to finish
  • Performs frontline technical peer review of documents
  • Adeptly interfaces with clients and agencies related to specific tasks to ensure needs and objectives are met
  • Contributes to technical standards for sub-region
  • Prepare draft scopes and budgets for mall to mid-size projects, or contributes to large proposals
  • May supervise; coach others within the office
  • Prepares and ensure implementation of the safety plan

Experience and qualifications for success


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a closely related field.
  • Experience working as a field archaeologist, as typically acquired through five (5) years of professional employment.
  • Experience with the application of standard archaeological survey and excavation techniques.
  • Proficient with industry standard word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience in preparing technical reports.



  • Master's Degree in a related field. 
  • Experience providing QA/QC review of field documents, site forms and reports.
  • Experience leading crews of field technicians on a variety of project types and sizes, across different regions and agencies.

Additional Information: 

  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours (sometimes in inclement weather and rugged terrain) and able to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 


SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees.  In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.


An employee in this Arlington, Texas-based position can expect an hourly rate of $29.00/hr. -$37.00/hr. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA’s Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.


EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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