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SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Lead Architectural Historian in the New Mexico – Four Corners area (offices in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Durango). Remote candidates in the greater Southwest and Rockies area will be seriously considered. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position.
Please provide a cover letter in addition to your resume.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing, 1,450 staff, employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. Our Vision (the North Star) is to make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack. Come join our team!
What you will accomplish
- Responsible for managing or carrying out all aspects of project execution, including the following:
- Independently manage stand-alone architectural history projects (both large and small) and assist other project managers in the execution of architectural history components of multi-disciplinary projects
- Plan and complete historic resource surveys of residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, and institutional properties using Arc-GIS-enabled tablet computers, digital photography, and other survey methodology meeting the standards of relevant State Historic Preservation Offices.
- Lead QA/QC of office technical studies in support of various historic resource evaluations and nominations, Secretary of the Interior's Standards project review, and a number of other projects related to preservation planning and policy
- Conduct archival research, focusing on primary and secondary sources, and write historic narratives and context statements.
- Evaluate resources under National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) criteria
- Prepare technical reports and defensible compliance documentation in support of NHPA/Section 106 consultation
- Prepare NRHP nominations and Multiple Property Documentation forms
- Develop and manage project budgets and staff
- Contribute to proposal and marketing efforts
- Maintain SWCA’s high standard of technical ethics and quality assurance and ensure that project deliverables meet agency and industry standards, and be motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways
Assist Team Leads in business development, reviewing and responding to RFPs, and pursuing and building relationships with clients
- Work with clients to identify project needs and make recommendations for management of historic resources
- Collaborate with SWCA’s Historic Preservation Working Group and architectural historians throughout the company.
Experience and qualifications for success
- Meets Secretary of Interior Standards for architectural history.
- A Bachelor’s degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or a closely related field.
- Minimum of 8 years of experience in cultural resources management.
- A working knowledge of federal and state cultural resources and historic preservation laws and practices, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
- Experience surveying architectural resources at the reconnaissance and intensive level and recording information on state-specific architectural inventory forms.
- Familiarity with nineteenth and twentieth century commercial and residential architecture in the western United States.
- Demonstrated writing skills, including applying the National Register Criteria for Evaluation and preparing NRHP eligibility evaluations for architectural resources.
- Demonstrated track record of taking initiative and resolving problems to create improved procedures that ensure tasks are completed in an effective and efficient manner.
- Travel may be required up to 15% of the time, or up to approximately 6 weeks per year.
- Successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive on behalf of SWCA.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is 100% employee-owned, and we build our success together. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment and competitive wages and benefits, including an 100% employee stock ownership plan (retirement). We provide a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.
An employee in this Albuquerque, NM - based position can expect a salary of $75,400.00 to $98,280/year. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA’s Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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