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Posted: 03/14/2016

Historic Preservation

AECOM is an American worldwide provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. AECOM's cultural resource group, situated in the Burlington, NJ and Conshohocken, PA offices consists of approximately 50 full-time employees comprised of professionally trained prehistoric and historic archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, historic architects, material culture specialists, and historic preservation planners (all of whom meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Professional Qualifications) field and laboratory technicians, graphics specialists, and production support staff.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Conshohocken, PA

The Historic Preservation Section of the Cultural Resources Group (Philadelphia Metro) is seeking a full-time architectural historian for immediate employment in the Conshohocken (PA) office. The candidate should have strong skills in historic structures survey and analysis, be able to lead and conduct field surveys and architectural research, and write Section 106 reports including Determinations of Eligibility and Effects, historic context studies, and Memorandums of Agreement.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • The preferred candidate will serve as a deputy to a senior architectural historian and support his/her tasks and projects through both assigned and self-directed activities, including management of field survey crews and assignment of tasks to entry-level architectural historians. As such, previous supervisory experience is desirable

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters degree in architectural history, history, historic preservation, American studies, or related discipline

  • 3-5 years of experience in architectural history and historic preservation

  • Knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the necessary regulatory steps as it applies to historic properties

  • Ability to conduct architectural history field surveys

  • Ability to conduct focused architectural research

  • Ability to draft reports for architectural history projects

  • Excellent technical writing skills and verbal communication skills

  • Flexibility to travel overnight for projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to interact with Project Managers, clients, and review agencies in a professional consulting environment

  • Possess regionally specific (PA, NJ, DE, NY, MD) architectural history knowledge

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Apply via AECOM's career website, link below. Enter requisition number 123886. http://www.aecom.com/careers/

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