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AECOM Intermediate Cultural Heritage Specialist in London, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, London - ON

Job Summary

AECOM Canada is pleased to announce that our Cultural Heritage team is growing, and we are now seeking an Cultural Heritage Specialist to help us expand our service offerings based in our London, ON office. As a leader in infrastructure planning, AECOM offers the opportunity to work on a range of complex, high-profile public and private sector projects that provide technical challenges and professional reward.

We are seeking an energetic, self-disciplined individual with a passion for heritage conservation who has the capacity to work independently and also in a team environment with our professional cultural heritage staff.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Act as a key contact providing advice and guidance for heritage related matters for a variety of stakeholders, internal and external

  • Provide leadership by managing projects of various types, sizes and complexities

  • Conduct historical research, analysis, field surveys, and written descriptions of buildings and sites, including determining impacts on the historic environment

  • Research, write, and produce key product documents, including Cultural Heritage Existing Conditions and Preliminary Impact Assessments, Cultural Heritage Assessment and Evaluation Reports, Heritage Impact Assessments, and Conservation Plans

  • Provide expert advice on heritage related matters to a variety of stakeholders including municipal, provincial, federal and aboriginal agencies.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent research and organizational skills, including experience with archival and primary source research using a variety of methodologies and data sources

  • Excellent literacy skills, including proficiency in producing the above-mentioned reports.

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills to a range of audiences, including senior levels in an organization

  • Familiarity and a demonstrated ability to apply Federal, Provincial, and Municipal heritage policy and legislative frameworks, including the Planning Act, Ontario Heritage Act, Provincial Policy Statement, and the Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada

  • Familiarity in land use planning, including policy review

  • Familiarity with historical maps and the ability to develop land use history

  • Proficiency with a variety of computer software, including Microsoft office

  • An ability to multitask while working simultaneously with multiple stakeholders, while producing high-quality deliverables on-time and within budget


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

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planing, heritage conservation, or in a related discipline + 2 years of relevant experience (working in the heritage profession or related field) or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven writing skills and authorship of previous heritage reports

  • Member of CAHP preferred

  • Experience and familiarity with municipal heritage planning processes

  • Valid Ontario driver's license

  • Familiarity with relevant policy frameworks such as the Ontario Heritage Act, the Ontario Heritage Tool Kit, the Planning Act, the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, the Provincial Policy Statement, the Transit Project Assessment Process, and the Ontario Heritage Bridge Guidelines

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to research and prepare of CHR/CHARs, CHERs and HIAs

  • Familiarity with historical maps and ability to develop land use history

  • Ability to independently conduct research from a variety of sources including municipal, provincial archives

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and within a team environment to meet strict time constraints and deadlines;

  • Familiarity with current legislation and regulations related to heritage in other provinces and territories

  • Experience using a variety of computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel).

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 Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241633BR

Additional Locations CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W

Clearance Required No

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.