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Posted: 04/01/2011

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and provides services on projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including a stock ownership plan.

Regulatory Specialist/Senior Project Manager
Professional Opportunity
Salt Lake City, UT

We are seeking a Regulatory Specialist/Sr. Project Manager with experience in cultural resource management (CRM) to advise our clients on regulations, specifically Section 106, and assist them in meeting their cultural resource regulatory requirements. The focus on the regulatory aspects of the CRM environment requires the successful applicant to be skilled at developing and maintaining client and agency relationships.

In addition to the regulatory focus, other responsibilities include those of a typical CRM project manager, such as responsibility for the successful execution of projects and business development. The consulting environment is fast-paced and constantly shifting; being able to multi-task, adapt rapidly to changing client or agency needs, and work collaboratively are all necessary to be successful.


• B.A. or B.S. in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field (graduate degree strongly preferred)

• 5+ years experience in CRM on a variety of project types and sizes for various agencies; with 2+ of those years in a management role supervising staff

• Experience developing Programmatic Agreements and/or Memoranda of Agreement

• Experience writing cultural resource sections of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents such as environmental impact statements and environmental assessments

• Experience working on an interdisciplinary team

• Previous primary report authorship in a CRM context

• Experience providing QA/QC review of field forms, site forms, and reports

• Experience leading large and/or multiple crews on a variety of projects

• Experience preparing and managing budgets and scopes of work is preferred

• Experience with marketing, business development, and proposals is preferred

• Eligible for the Utah BLM permit (Great Basin or Statewide) and the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office Permit (preferred)

Summary of Senior Project Manager Responsibilities:

• Comply with ALL SWCA health and safety procedures (safety forms, safety plans, safety equipment, emergency contacts, etc.)

• Work with clients and agencies to avoid and/or resolve any project issues, address any project changes, provide updates on schedule and progress, and work out change orders as needed

• All aspects of project management and client coordination for a variety of projects (this includes managing budget and schedule, project kick-off and client coordination, file searches, developing historic contexts and research questions, organizing and leading pre-field meetings, organizing and leading research efforts, organizing and leading post-field meetings, writing and editing reports, and overall QA/QC responsibility)

• Develop new clients and maintain existing clients; develop proposals and budgets

• Establish an open atmosphere that welcomes questions, comments, and concerns

• Directly supervise and mentor employees

• Effectively develop and communicate the broad-spectrum program and company goals and objectives.

• Collaborate with SWCA colleagues on multi-office or interdisciplinary projects

SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

OPen until
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How to apply
Important Notice: The deadline to apply for this position is April 30, 2011. Resumes received through our online application system will receive priority consideration. Please use the link to apply online. By clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com. Visit SWCA’s web site, www.swca.com, and discover why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions.

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