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Principal Investigator - Archaeologist at PS&S

Principal Investigator - Archaeologist

PS&S Warren, NJ (On Site) Full-Time


PS&S is an award winning "one-stop shop” of architecture and engineering excellence, which was established in 1962. The depth and breadth of our expertise has helped PS&S grow into a firm offering multi-disciplined, full-service architecture, engineering, design, environmental and surveying consulting services.

Position Summary

The Principal Investigator (PI) is charged to conduct objective research that generates independent, high quality, and reproducible results. At PS&S Principal Investigators work collaboratively with the Director on research designs for the projects that they are assigned to and assume responsibility for the technical integrity of the research design, conduct, analysis and reporting of the of the project results. PS&S Principal Investigators are expected to interface with clients, other PS&S employees and regulatory authorities directly and under supervision in order to explain methods and results and to help proactively avoid and to resolve issues.


  • Serve as an author on technical reports, work plans, treatment plans, and other documents prepared for regulatory review.
  • Contribute to a supportive, creative, and dynamic work environment, collaborating effectively with the Director, other Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and staff in all offices throughout the company.
  • Assist with content edits of technical reports and site forms.
  • Oversee aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production.
  • Supervise, mentor, and support junior staff in all aspects of their responsibilities.
  • Contribute to business development efforts, including assisting with client communication, budget management and proposal preparation.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Archaeology/Anthropology or a closely related field
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology
  • 10 years of professional experience in academic or applied archaeology.
  • Knowledgeable in North American archaeology
  • Knowledge and experience in federal, state, and local agency review processes and requirements as well as cultural resource management and historic preservation law
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate scopes and costs for projects.
  • Able to manage field technicians to successfully complete fieldwork.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Applicants should be highly self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and perform detail-oriented work.
  • Demonstrable experience for successful completion of technical reports and research.
  • Familiarity with GPS and GIS applications and software.
  • Able to travel overnight for project work.

What We Offer

  • We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our career mapping, ongoing training, and career development program.
  • We foster an up-beat, creative, and fun environment.
  • We give you the flexibility needed to do your best work with several work options including hybrid and on-site.
  • We offer competitive compensation along with an expansive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision benefits, life insurance, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.

Recommended Skills

  • Attention To Detail
  • Business Development
  • Customer Communications Management
  • Data Collection
  • Field Studies
  • Financial Management
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