Project Manager

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Bismarck, ND
1632 Capitol Way
58501 Bismarck , ND
United States
46° 49' 50.1672" N, 100° 46' 4.1088" W
North Dakota US

Beaver Creek Archaeology is seeking an Archaeological Project Manager to join our growing consulting firm in Bismarck, ND, as part of our cultural resources team.

Based in Bismarck, ND, the successful candidate must be a Secretary of the Interior-qualified Archaeologist capable of leading projects in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. If needed, travel to Colorado and Wyoming might be necessary for projects (through our Denver office).

The position includes agency consultation, client advisory services, fieldwork, supervisory duties, research, and writing. Projects will involve inventory, evaluation, and mitigation, which can include directing and conducting archival, background, and technical research; field surveys and excavations; laboratory work; data analysis; and preparation of reports.


• Perform and/or oversee research at various State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO), related facilities, and online

• Perform and supervise Phase I, II, and III archaeological fieldwork and report on results.

• Prepare submittals for agency review

• Assist with tribal consultation, including escorting tribal representatives to visit project sites

• Represent Beaver Creek Archaeology through communications and at meetings with state, federal, and local agencies.

• Expand Beaver Creek Archaeology’s client base for cultural resources management in the region through business development.

• Creatively solve problems to optimize project completion outcome

• Organize data on multiple projects

• Work closely with Beaver Creek Archaeology’s directors for project work, scheduling, and data exchange.


• Master’s degree (or Ph.D.) in Archaeology or Anthropology; meeting the Secretary of the Interior requirements to be permitted as Principal Investigator with the North Dakota SHPO, BLM, and US Forest Service.

• Minimum 4 years experience, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience, and 1 year of full-time Project Management experience and experience writing technical reports.

• Ability to carry research to completion

• Ability to work in the field 30% of the time. Must be able and willing to travel to and work in remote locations for extended periods of time, with limited notice prior to travel

• Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion, and demonstrated ability and adaptability to deal with ambiguity such as unexpected changes in weather, client requirements, and project priorities and schedules.

• Excellent communication and computer skills (MS Office)

• Ability to work independently and in a team setting

• Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handle multiple project assignments, and meet strict deadlines.

• Ability to work on several small and large projects simultaneously.

• Strong organization skills.

• Ability to carry a pack up to 30 pounds while hiking, physically traverse up to 6 miles a day, and conduct excavation and shovel testing activities throughout a standard day

• Ability to come up with creative and safe solutions to unexpected situations.

• Professional and friendly attitude to both clients and co-workers.

This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. Salary will be based on individual qualifications and experience. Benefits offered include health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement package, 10 days paid vacation 5 paid sick days and paid (US) holidays. Must be able to pass DOT background search and drug test.

To Apply:

Please submit your CV and brief cover letter to:

Wade Burns
Beaver Creek Archaeology, Inc
1632 Capitol Way
Bismarck, ND 58501

Institution or Company offering position: 
Beaver Creek Archaeology
Contact Name: 
Wade Burns