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Posted: 02/22/2016


AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Sacramento, CA
Open Until
Until Filled



AECOMs Sacramento, CA office is seeking a Senior Architectural Historian with experience in historic research, field inventory, and site assessment for the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 and Section 110, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance.  

The successful candidate would become a part of a dynamic northern California environmental planning team that enjoys excellent relationships with a wide range of local, regional, and state agencies, as well as private and nonprofit clients. Our Sacramento office has built a reputation for innovation, high-quality work, attentive client service, and a collegial office culture that fosters the highest degree of teamwork. AECOMs Sacramento-based projects often combine environmental analysis and review with urban design, policy planning, engineering and design, and other related elements. 

Primary responsibilities would include the evaluation of significance for local registers, California Register of Historical Resources, and the National Register of Historic Places, assessment of adverse effects and significant impacts to historic properties, preparation of Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation, development of integrated cultural resources management plans and mitigation measures, and preparation and review of reports for cultural resource and environmental compliance.

If there is an interest, the successful candidate would also have the opportunity to lead and build the practice in northern California, through both staff development and business development, in collaboration with other environmental and urban planning professionals. With the right blend of experience and expertise, the architectural historian would have the resources and support necessary to win and manage projects throughout northern California, as well as provide support to projects that are led by others. The successful candidate may also supervise and mentor staff, lead external workshops on technical innovations and legal/regulatory changes related to architectural history, publish work relevant to practitioners, and engage in other internal and external activities that would help to grow this practice. 

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

  • 10+ years' experience in California


  • Meet Secretary of the Interiors standards for work in history and architectural history


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Must be detail oriented, thorough, well organized and effectively manage time


  • Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy; willingness to work with multiple different colleagues on a variety of initiatives


  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with a sense of urgency


  • Strong organizational skills ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously


  • Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills


  • Proactive and goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently and manage change effectively

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