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Posted: 11/17/2009

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Baltimore, MD

Parsons Brinckerhoff has an immediate opening for a senior-level architectural historian or historic preservation professional in our Baltimore, MD office. This position could potentially be located at another PB office within the United States, depending on the level and capability of the candidate. This is a permanent, full-time position. This position will allow the individual to work with a dynamic team of accomplished architectural historians and environmental professionals. Projects include National Register of Historic Places documentation; historic contexts and cultural landscape reports; and complex Section 106 work. Interesting projects in various locations throughout theUnited Stateswill provide excellent opportunities for the successful applicant.

This position requires a high degree of creativity, foresight, responsibility, and mature judgment in directing projects of significant importance and will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The position requires extensive contact with governmental agencies, the public, and other PB personnel. Professional interaction with clients and potential clients, in the pursuit of new opportunities, is also essential, as is the ability to write excellent proposals and manage tasks, projects, and contracts.

PB provides a supportive and flexible work environment with excellent benefits.

Major responsibilities will include surveying, documenting and evaluating architectural resources and producing forms and technical reports. The successful applicant will possess knowledge of MS Word Office applications and will be comfortable using both digital and 35 mm cameras. Working knowledge of GIS applications is highly desirable. Must be able to meet the physical demands of field work and must be available for frequent travel within theUnited States.


The qualified candidate will possess a masters degree in architectural history or historic preservation and at least ten years of full-time experience in the field completing complex Section 106 work. Candidates should have expertise in American architectural history; proven success completing architectural descriptions and significance evaluations by applying the National Register of Historic Places criteria; and experience evaluating project effects on significant properties. Experience conducting work according to the Federal historic preservation review process and under Sections 106 & 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 is required, including experience in complex negotiations with consulting parties, and Programmatic Agreement and Memoranda of Agreement preparation. Other types of projects include cultural landscape reports and historic contexts. Excellent research, writing, photography, and communication skills are essential. An understanding of historic landscape documentation and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Code is desirable, though not required. Must be willing to be part of a team and receive direction and feedback from supervising architectural historians. Survey, research, and office time will be required. The successful applicant will be able to work in theUnited Statesupon hire.

Location: Baltimore, MD USA

Travel Coverage: Not specified

Minimum Experience (yrs): 10

Required Education: Not Specified

Relocation Offered:

Authorization required to work in this country: Required

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How to apply
Apply online at: http://www.pbworld.com/default.asp

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