AZTEC Engineering Seeks Project Director

05/30/2019 21:36 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

Archaeology Project Director - Job Description


We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeology Project Directors for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to develop, direct, and complete archaeological projects (survey, monitoring, testing, data recovery) for AZTEC's Cultural Resource Group.


  • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
  • Develop, direct and participate in all types of archaeological investigations
  • Adhere to project schedules
  • Supervise junior staff
  • Prepare technical reports documenting the results of fieldwork and archival research
  • Perform technical and copy editing for cultural resource submittals
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding ARHP/NRHP eligibility and treatment of, as well as project effects to, cultural resources
  • Assess significance and identify appropriate National Register criteria of eligibility by applying aspects of integrity
  • Draft consultation letters
  • Prepare graphics for reports using ArcGIS
  • Develop research designs and work plans
  • Develop project scopes and budgets
  • Understand and assist clients with state, federal, and tribal cultural resources compliance
  • Coordinate with subconsultants and vendors
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees
  • Perform travel that may include overnight stays for an extended period

Archaeology Project Director - Required Skills:

  • BA or BS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 15 years experience; minimum 10 years experience supervising projects, junior staff and preparing technical reports
  • Understanding of Southwest prehistory and/or history, archaeological method and theory, and applicable federal and state CRM/HP laws - Section 106 of NHPA, ARPA, AIRFA, AAA, and SHPA.
  • Experience successfully directing all phases of cultural resource investigation
  • Experience obtaining, and ability to qualify at supervisory level for, state and federal archaeological permits
  • Successful management and completion of projects on time, within budget
  • Experience using GPS, GIS (Tablet, ArcGIS 10)
  • Ability to generate, organize, and maintain adequate field records that meet state and federal standards and guidelines
  • Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Good driving record
  • Graduate degree in anthropology/archaeology preferred
  • Artifact analysis preferred
  • Understanding of prehistoric cultures of Arizona preferred
  • Professional experience in the Southwest preferred

Working Conditions and Environment:

This position will require general supervision and will have to use independent judgment within established guidelines. Generally uses advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances. Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.


AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program. Engineering


Company Overview:


AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 2,600 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or marital status.

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Contact Information:

Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager


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