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Posted: 09/02/2016


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
Dallas, TX


AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Architectural Historian for immediate employment in our Dallas, TX office.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 


  • Performing unsupervised field tasks, such as documenting historic structures for architectural history surveys and conducting intensive-level archival research at various repositories for cultural resources investigations
  • Compiling and organizing research data collected by individual or by others for the preparation of cultural resources reports of investigations and scientific documents for compliance with Section 106, NEPA, and other federal and state laws 
  • Composing detailed architectural descriptions using appropriate nomenclature, as well as historic contexts      
  • Assisting senior staff with business development for the Environmental Group


Minimum Requirements:


  • Master's Degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Architectural History, History, Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation, Preservation Planning)
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History
  • Strong technical/scientific writing skills
  • Ability to convey thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to conduct architectural history research and surveys
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework (Section 106, NEPA, Antiquities Code of Texas, etc.) 
  • Ability to organize data in an efficient and clear manner
  • Ability to learn through on-the-job experience


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Previous cultural resources management experience
  • Functional knowledge of ArcGIS software and GoogleEarth Pro
  • Experience with Section 106 and NEPA
  • Willingness to expand professional experience and qualifications beyond current of expertise


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please apply online through our AECOM careers site at: www.AECOM.com/careers and reference requisition #141814BR AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
Jeff Robson

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