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Posted: 04/03/2012

Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Cultural Resources - Archaelogical Investigator

ERM is the world's leading provider of environmental, health and safety, risk and social consulting services. We have over 140 offices in 40 countries and employ around 4,000 professionals, providing the best global platform in the industry. For more than 30 years, we have been delivering innovative solutions to leading business and government clients, to help them manage environmental risks and challenges within their organizations. In doing so, we have become one of the world’s largest and most successful environmental consulting firms offering a range of compliance assurance, impact assessment planning, site investigation and remediation, and corporate advisory services. Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.

Archaeological Principal Investigator
Professional Opportunity
Houston, TX

ERM is seeking an Archaeological Principal Investigator to join our global consulting firm as part of our cultural resources team. Based in Houston, TX, the successful candidate must be a Secretary of the Interior-qualified Principal Investigator in Archaeology capable of leading projects throughout the U.S.  The position includes business development, agency consultation, client advisory services, fieldwork, supervisory duties, research, and writing.


*Expand ERMs client base for cultural resources management in the region through business development. \
*Perform and oversee research at various State Historic *Preservation Offices (SHPO), related facilities, and on-line.
*Perform Area of Potential Effect (APE) structure surveys under the guidance of ERMs architectural historian.
*Perform and supervise Phase I, II, and III archaeological fieldwork and report on results.
*Contribute to preparing EAs/EISs and associated management plans in compliance with NEPA.
*Perform construction monitoring and produce appropriate reports.
*Prepare submittals for agency review.
*Negotiate with state and federal agencies in cases of disagreement with recommended findings, and for difficult cases.
*Assist with Tribal consultation, including escorting tribal representatives to visit project sites.
*Perform local consultations.
*Respond to public comments.
*Provide additional information as requested by reviewing agencies, Tribes, local governments, and members of public.
R*epresent ERM through communications and at meetings with state, federal, and local agencies.
*Communicate regularly with clients via email, meetings, and phone conferences.
*Creatively solve problems to optimize a client-favorable outcome.
*Perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments per ASTM Standard.
*Collect field data for natural resources compliance submittals.
*Track the progress of numerous telecommunications projects through the entire compliance process.
*Prepare NEPA-type documents for federal and/or state agencies, and/or providing strategic-level IAP support

*Masters degree in Archaeology or Anthropology a focus in *Archaeology required in order meeting the Secretary of Interior requirements. 
*Minimum 5-10 years of consulting experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management.
*Ability to carry research to completion.
*Proven business development abilities.
*Hold or be able to obtain a permit to work on state and public lands in numerous states.
*Ability to work in the field 25-50% of the time. Extensive travel is required.
*Excellent communication and computer skills.
*Telecommunications and/or oil & gas industry experience.  I expect theyll need at least one, based on the work, but might not get both in one person, so added or
*Ability to work within a team as well as independently.
Must have Texas experience.
*Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, manage budgets, develop proposals, handle multiple project assignments, meet strict deadlines, and travel to client facilities.
*For professionals in prehistoric archeology at least 5 years of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the prehistoric period.
*For professionals in historic archeology: at least 5 years of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the historic period.

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Until Filled

How to apply
TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a pre-interview questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM! EOE/AAE ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Kelly Cochran
Phone: 281-600-1005
Fax: 281-600-1001
15810 Park Ten Place, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77084

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