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Posted: 08/03/2015

ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We have more than 5,000 people in over 40 countries working out of more than 150 offices. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. Over the past five years we have worked for more than 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

Archaeological Consultant (New England)
Professional Opportunity
New England, MA

ERM is seeking a project-based/contract Archaeological Consultant to join our global consulting firm as part of the cultural heritage team in New England. Experience in prehistoric and historical archaeology is required, and previous experience with telecom site work is strongly preferred.   As an Archaeological Consultant, you will be tasked with supporting our telecom client with NEPA/SHPO site review and related services. You may also support non-telecom cultural resources projects with various desk and site tasks.

Important to the role will be a willingness to learn new skills including field techniques, analysis and report preparation to support our Impact Assessment and Planning Practice.   Selected candidate must hold, or have the ability to obtain, SHPO permits in the following locations:  Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont.  Archaeological experience in New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New Jersey a plus.  Job position requires frequent travel with overnight stays.


  • Perform archaeological field surveys under the direction of the project PI or Project Manager.

  • Conduct research in-person at data repositories (SHPO, BLM, Regional Archaeology Offices) and online.

  • Support historic structures surveys of Area of Potential Effect (APE) with the guidance of an architectural historian.

  • Potentially, support a variety of additional non-telecom cultural resources and IAP projects depending on your specific experience and skill set.

  • Perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments per ASTM Standard.

  • Collect field data for natural resources compliance submittals.


  • Masters degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field.

  • Candidate must meet, or exceed, the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Standard for archaeology to perform NEPA/SHPO for FCC undertakings.

    • At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management;

    • A professional in prehistoric archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the prehistoric period; a professional in historic archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the historic period.

    • At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology.

  • Candidate must be permitted to perform archaeological field work within the New England area, specifically in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.Experience in New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and New Hampshire a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.

  • Excellent communication and computer skills.

  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced telecommunications consulting environment.

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How to apply
TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and brief cover letter to the below link: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ERMGINC&cws=1&rid=9293 Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a pre-interview questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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