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Posted: 12/22/2015

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Together we provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. We have approximately 31,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, and various environmental experts. We are based in more than 500 offices across 39 countries worldwide. www.wspgroup.com; www.pbworld.com

Lead Planner (Architectural Historian)
Professional Opportunity
Sacramento, CA
As the Rail Delivery Partner (RDP) Parsons Brinckerhoff provides a variety of planning, environmental, engineering, and program management team services in support of the California High-Speed Rail Authority in its efforts to build and operate a statewide high-speed rail system. We currently have an immediate need for a Lead Planner, Architectural Historian to provide planning activities for preparing environmental clearance documents for portions of the future system to extend from San Francisco/Sacramento to Los Angeles/San Diego.
The Architectural Historian will work closely with RDP environmental leaders to provide assistance with environmental compliance and documentation expertise for a fast-paced, high-speed rail project. The person in this position will perform complex analyses and studies, will serve as technical support for the analysis of environmental impact documents in compliance with applicable governing statutes and regulations, be able to assist in the development of appropriate mitigation monitoring processes, oversee and review work conducted by the Authoritys consultants, and potentially interact with government agency representatives and the public.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible relevant experience
  • The candidate must have experience in preparing the cultural resources portions of environmental documents for USDOT, FHWA, FRA, or other federal and state agencies as an Architectural Historian
  • Experience implementing compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Experience in implementing mitigation commitments during the construction phase of a transportation project is desirable
  • Experience in public outreach and stakeholder engagement
The selected candidate must:
  • Have a graduate Degree in History, Public History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field
  • Have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment
  • Have the ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Have excellent project management skills
  • Be legally entitled to work in the U.S.A.
  • Have a working understanding of NEPA, as well as other relevant state and federal environmental laws, especially Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Have strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Secretary of the Interiors minimum professional qualifications in the field of history or architectural history
  • Have a working knowledge of NEPA and state environmental law and processes
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