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AECOM Archaeological Field Technician I in Barrie, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Richmond Hill

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking numerous Archaeology Technician I to be based out of our Richmond Hill, Hamilton, Barrie, and London, Ontario offices.

  • Responsible for carrying out Stages 2-4 archaeological field work under the direction of experienced archaeologists based out of our Richmond Hill, Ontario office.

  • Must be able to perform strenuous archaeological fieldwork in all weather conditions (lift up to 40 lbs and be capable of repetitive movement of shoveling and screening dirt), and be able to work out of town within Ontario for extended periods of time.

  • Technicians are expected to prioritize health and safety and follow all AECOM procedures including those related with our stringent Covid-19 measures.

  • Should be able to identify artifacts for collection and conduct excavations in a controlled manner.

  • Sensitivity and awareness combined with a respectful attitude towards Indigenous culture and people is a must. Collaboration in a team environment is key.

  • Valid Ontario driver’s license is preferred.

  • Reliable transportation to and from London office or designated project meet spot essential.

Archaeology Technician I

Technical Skills:

Demonstrated ability to conduct strenuous physical labour outdoors in all weather conditions.

Excavate and operate in a consistent and controlled manner based on direction given from the Field Supervisor. Attentive to detail to learn artifact identification

Team Work:

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Willingness to learn and take direction


Communicate information, issues, concerns related to the site work in an effective and professional manner to Field Supervisor

Organizational Skills:

Attend work in a prepared manner for all weather conditions, ensuring appropriate weather gear in readily available.

Keep artifacts collected in an organized manner as directed by site supervisor.

Health and Safety:

Follow health and safety processes as directed

Commitment & Dedication:

Must be willing to work out of town, across Ontario for extended periods of time

Demonstrated sensitivity and awareness combined with a respectful attitude towards various cultures is required.

Please be advised that LIUNA has been certified by the Labour Relations Board to bargain on behalf of persons in the above noted position. The parties have entered into a collective bargaining agreement and any candidate who is hired into the noted role will be kept informed of any changes to the terms and conditions of their employment as a result of that process.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of relevant experience as an archaeological technician

  • Willingness to travel and work outdoors

  • Ontario driver's license

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct strenuous physical labour outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Excavate and operate in a consistent and controlled manner based on direction given from the Field Supervisor.

  • Attentive to detail to learn artifact identification

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Part-time Variable

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249878BR

Additional Locations CA - Barrie, ON - 55 Cedar Point Drive, CA - Hamilton, ON - OG - Hamilton Office 201-45 Goderich Roa, CA - London, ON - 250 York St

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.