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Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily... to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Project Archaeologist for our Louisville, KY office.  The following locations will also be considered: Lexington, KY, Jefferson City, MO and Kansas City, MO.  Will also consider other locations in our Midwest region.  Be involved in projects with our Heritage & Cultural Resources, Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 

In addition to our many ongoing Phase I, II, and III projects, WSP has multiple upcoming cultural resources projects, from survey to mitigation, in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, with additional work anticipated across the Midwest and Southeast.

WSP is seeking talented candidates to join our growing Cultural Resources Management Team. Our highly experienced staff is located across the United States and includes over 30 cultural resources professionals housed in Louisville, Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky; Kansas City, Missouri; and Jefferson City, Missouri.

Your Impact
• Lead heritage and cultural resource projects.
• Direct field teams on archaeological surveys and excavations.
• Assist with development and scoping of medium-sized projects
• Interact with clients, landowners, contractors, and others
• Work with tribal monitors and representatives
• Help clients comply with state and federal regulations
• Prepare and assist with completing cultural resources reports, data entry, impact assessment, and permitting activities for assigned projects
• Perform professional archaeological work and conduct investigations, inspections, studies, and surveys to gain further information on a particular cultural resources problem or issue, verify site characteristics, and/or to plan for various historical preservation and environmental issues.
• Interact with regulatory and historical preservation agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
• Remain current in latest archaeological methods, procedures, subject matter, and techniques.
• Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
• Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, historic preservation, or a related field.
• 3-5 years of relevant post-education experience in the context of Section 106/110 compliance.
• 3-5 years of experience in CRM archaeology, preferably in the Midwest and Southeast.
• Thorough understanding of regulatory framework for heritage resource management compliance
• Excellent technical writing skills.
• Expertise in the archaeology of the Midwest and Southeast Regions.
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.
• Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
• Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
• Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most effective solutions to accomplish objectives of assigned projects.
• Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
• Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
• Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Additional Qualifications Considered:
• Preference will be given to a specialist with clearly defined knowledge, skills and abilities as evidenced through publications/presentations and work experience in the Central United States.
• Active participation in professional practice organizations. 

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.

WSP offers industry competitive market compensation commensurate with experience
Louisville KY USA


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