home news jobs education resources  
Job Links
Sr. Historian/Architectural Historian

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
AddThis Feed Button

Posted: 09/08/2014


Atkins assists business, industry, and government in meeting regulatory permitting and compliance requirements when a project impacts or has the potential to impact historically significant cultural resources. Cultural resources are an integral part of our nonrenewable resources and, as such, are protected by law. They include such diverse entities as archeological sites, historic structures and landscapes, and sunken ships. In North America, we maintain a large, permanent staff of archeologists, geoarcheologists, historians, and architectural historians who are fully accredited to support projects in both terrestrial and underwater environments. Additionally, Atkins has heritage planning professionals in the United Kingdom who serve our international clients. In three decades of service, Atkins has provided comprehensive cultural resource management and heritage planning services for transportation, energy, land development, water and wastewater, and government clients. These projects include scientific and technical studies ranging from literature searches to final mitigation of impacts as well as planning and documentation for environmental impact statements and environmental assessments. From simple agency records and literature searches requiring the services of an individual specialist to complex, multidisciplinary data recovery projects requiring large crews of highly qualified personnel, Atkins provides responsive and cost-effective approaches to meet our client’s needs.

Sr. Historian/Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
Open Until
Until Filled

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.

How to apply
Thank you for your interst in Atkins and the Sr. Historian/Architectural Historian position! Please go to the link below and apply online to job # US-001512. http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/Jobs/?sortdir=desc&q=us-001512&pagesize=10&sortby=Rank
Valarie Jones
Phone: 813.281.7363

Other Recent Listings

Wenatchee, WA
posted 1/22/19
Indianapolis, IN
posted 1/22/19
Indianapolis, IN
posted 1/22/19
Sarasota, FL
posted 1/22/19
Santa Fe, NM
posted 1/21/19
Middletown, CT
posted 1/21/19
Buffalo, NY
posted 1/20/19
Washington, DC
posted 1/19/19



PreserveNet is maintained by Cornell University students with funding from the
National Council for Preservation Education.

home | news | jobs | education | resources | Site Map | Contact Us