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Archaeological Project Manager/ Permit Holder

Job No: 2023-014     Location: Fort St John, BC

  • Join us in protecting natural, environmental, and cultural resources.
  • Get rewarded with competitive wages plus full benefits.
  • Travel to beautiful landscapes and potentially work on projects all over Western Canada.

About Ecofor

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company, with offices in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Founded in 1996, Ecofor has steadily grown to meet the demands of our clients who include private contractors, developers, landowners, government agencies, First Nations, and Indigenous organizations.

Our team provides expertise in a broad range of disciplines in the biological, environmental, and social sciences. We specialize in fisheries, wildlife, aquatic and terrestrial resources, environmental management, archaeology and cultural resources, land use planning, ground penetrating radar, and forestry.

About the Opportunity

Ecofor is currently seeking an Archaeological Project Manager/ Permit Holder to join our team in Fort St John, BC. This position will start in June. This is a salary position, however if you work greater than 40 hours per week, you can bank hours or receive pay in lieu at your normal rate of remuneration.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing archaeological projects and assisting in planning and coordinating field work.
  • Communicating and meeting with clients regarding project schedules, work progress, budgets and reporting.
  • Developing a workplan to successfully complete projects, including determining the resources (time, money, personnel, equipment, etc.) required.
  • Obtaining qualified consultants to work on projects as appropriate (complete/manage sub-contracts).
  • Communicating the workplan to the project teams with clearly defined goals and expectations.
  • Reviewing quality of work completed with project teams, including field directors and crew leads, on a regular basis to ensure project standards are met.
  • Reviewing and revising the project schedule with management and other staff.
  • Monitoring and approving all budgeted project expenditures.
  • Communicating and meeting with Indigenous groups and communities.
  • Communicating with regulatory bodies such as the Archaeology Branch and BC Energy Regulator.
  • Ensuring project deliverables are on time, within budget and to the desired quality level.
  • Conducting field assessments in a variety of locations.
  • Travel for work and accommodation in remote locations as required.
  • Technical leadership and mentorship within a team environment.
  • Promoting a strong safety culture and working collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.

More About You

To qualify, you will need:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • The ability to hold BC Heritage Conservation Act permits in the Sub-arctic Boreal Forest Culture Area. Ability to hold permits in other culture areas and other provinces is not required but would be an asset.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification would be an asset.
  • Registered Professional Consulting Archaeologist (RPCA) status would be an asset.

Candidates with the following skills and experience will be considered:

  • Knowledge of the BC Heritage Conservation Act and provincial regulatory requirements. Knowledge of Yukon and Alberta regulations would be an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Cultural Resource Management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in partnership with First Nations communities and other stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with field equipment and operating a variety of vehicles (trucks with trailers, deck trucks, ATVs, UTV, snowmobiles, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise instructions to project teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adjust to a fluid schedule.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills

Due to the nature of the role, you must have a valid Driver’s License.

Lastly, you will be joining us with the passion to contribute and believe in the work that we do.

What We Offer

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be awarded with:

  • Competitive wages and generous annual field equipment allowance.
  • Extended health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Life, dependent, and disability insurance.
  • An opportunity to travel and work in stunning outdoor sites.
  • And much more!

Our Values

Ecofor Is a safety-first company. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Ecofor values diversity and will consider all applicants for employment without attention to race, religion, age, gender identity, nationality, or sexual orientation.

We respectfully recognize and acknowledge the relationships that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis across Canada have with the land all Canadians live on and enjoy.

If our values resonate with you — apply today!

Ecofor: Why We’re Here

It is such an honor to be able to visually narrate Ecofor Consulting’s beautifully inspiring and motivating stories, as well as a unique adventurous experience that was unforgettable! Take a look at this amazing episode where the owner of Ecofor, Kevin Wilson, takes us on outdoor exploration and tells us what he had to do to achieve their goal of success:

Please apply below, or send your resume and cover letter to by May 24, 2023.  Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume. We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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