Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Austin, TX staff as a Sr. Historian/Architectural Historian. Under the direction of the Cultural Resources Manager, you will have the opportunity to lead and conduct all types of historical research including but but not limited to archival, deed and abstract research. You will also lead and conduct non-archeological historic resources surveys for a wide range of projects related to energy, transportation and development for clients in both the private and public sectors. Provides leadership, direction and technical guidance to staff to ensure that quality technical services are provided to clients and that the technical work meets applicable standards. Manages technical projects, client relations, and financial management of projects to ensure quality, client satisfaction, and project profitability.
Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:
· Conducting all types of historical research and conducting non-archaeological historic resource surveys.
· Following all quality control guidelines established by Atkins.
· Maintaining fieldwork documentation and reporting according to Atkins standards.
· Tracking and maintaining progress for assigned tasks, independently resolve issues, show initiative, and work to creatively increase efficiency in assigned tasks.
· Coordinating and communicating with staff and management in a coherent and expeditious manner.
· See projects through all phases from initiation to completion including leading field investigations, report writing and concurrence.
· You must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travelling to project sites. Assignments may be out of town and you are expected to travel to where the work is as necessary.
The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:
At minimum, must meet the Secretarly of the Interior Standards for History or Architectural History including a graduate degree in History or Architectural History or a closely related field with at least five years of full-time professional CRM experience leading and conducting historical research and non-archeological historic resource surveys plus demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
Candidates must have knowledge or experience with a sufficient subset or combination of the following activities: historical research, non-archeological historic resource surveys and cultural resource management services.
Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards and must qualify as a Historian or Architectural Historian on federal, state, and local cultural resource permits.
Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with National Historic Preservation Act regulations (including Section 106) and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements pertinent to cultural resources.
Candidates must have experience coordinating with SHPOs, THPOs, federal and state agency representatives, and land owners/managers regarding cultural resources.
Excellent technical and interpersonal skills required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.