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Posted: 07/12/2016

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants have over 35 years experience of combining scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost-effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects.

Architectural Historian, Project Manager
Professional Opportunity
Pasadena, CA

Job summary:† Pasadena office is seeking an Architectural Historian Project Manager to support our California and Pacific Islands cultural resources program, one of the largest in the region, which specializes in complex and challenging projects. Our diverse range of clients includes prominent electric transmission utilities, renewable energy generation proponents, land development firms, and federal, state, and local government agencies. An Architectural Historian Project Manager is a core member of the statewide Cultural Resources program and will collaborate with SWCAs managers, directors, and principal investigators on technical and business development efforts throughout California.

Responsible for all aspects of project execution, including the following:

  • Independently or leading a team, conducting historic resource assessments/evaluations according to local, state, and federal criteria of significance.†

  • Archival research, focusing on primary and secondary sources and utilizing online and local resources.

  • Researching and writing historic context statements, which identify significant context, themes, and property types.†

  • Preparation of defensible compliance documentation in support of CEQA/NHPA/Section 106 review.

  • Planning and carrying out historic resource surveys of a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional properties using Arc-GIS-enabled tablet computers and other cutting-edge survey methodology.†

  • Documenting survey results in reports and recording historic resources on California DPR 523 forms.†

  • Registration of historic properties and districts to local, state, and federal registers.

  • Carrying out project-level review for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards. Assisting local governments with creating and revising planning regulations, including historic preservation ordinances.†

  • Developing and managing project budgets and project staff, and contributing to proposal and marketing efforts.

Education & Experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field required; Masters degree strongly preferred.

  • Meets Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History (36 CFR Part 61)

  • A working knowledge of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation laws and practices, including NEPA, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and CEQA

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience conducting research, writing, and consulting in American architectural history with a consulting firm, agency, or other professional organization; preferred experience includes working on a variety of project types and sizes, on all project aspects (from pre-field tasks through final report preparation), in multiple regions, and with a variety of regulatory agencies

  • Experience recording and evaluating architectural resources on California DPR 523 forms

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How to apply
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Recordís Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Yvonne Schuelke

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