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Posted: 03/27/2017

Aeon Preservation Services

Aeon Preservation Services LLC (Aeon) is an architectural conservation firm located in Bladensburg, Maryland that was established to provide high-quality technical preservation services with one objective: to bridge the gap between building owners, architects, and contractors in the pursuit and execution of preservation projects at unique, historic, and iconic buildings and monuments nationwide. Building on the decades-long career of its founders in providing technical conservation services to the design community, our mission is to apply our expertise in collaborating with some of the best contractors in their respective trades and specialties to achieve world-class project planning and execution for historic properties and monuments. In fulfilling this mission, Aeon takes on a wide variety of roles in conservation and preservation construction. We provide quality control and historic preservation oversight, offer preservation project management, and conduct our own hands-on work, either as a sub-contractor or on a design-build basis. Most of our project sites are in or around Washington, DC but Aeon currently has projects in Norfolk VA and Texas and we have previously worked on projects in places as far away as Hawaii. Our current projects include the U.S. Capitol, Russell Senate Building, U.S. Naval Academy Chapel & Halligan Hall. We are looking for candidates to help us manage our abundant work load.

Historic Preservation Specialist (HPS)
Position 2
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC, DC


Aeon has an immediate opening for a Historic Preservation Specialist to join our expanding team. The HPS will work on an ongoing project in Washington D.C. providing technical observation.  It will also include working on historic preservation projects on some of the most iconic of Washington D.C.s government buildings.  The primary job is to help Aeon and our partners provide the highest quality work and protection of historic materials.


The Historic Preservation Specialist will provide project supervision for construction activities and monitor subcontractor performance. Day-to-day requirements include documenting the progress of the work with photographs and field reports, photographing issues, maintaining a construction diary, reviewing submittals, attending meetings, and producing RFIs field reports, mock-ups, and punch-outs of completed work. Some of our reports are done with electronic documentation such as Procore, Plan Grid, or Bim360. The HPS must be able to work with contractors and represent our firm in front of our client in weekly progress meetings. Our role is to help meet or exceed all stated requirements of a project and to be proactive about protection of historic materials. The HPS must have the ability to obtain government security badges and E-verify. The applicant should be comfortable working on scaffolding, swing stage, ariel lifts, etc.  The HPS must wear appropriate attire, including safety gear. This job may require physical work, including: climbing, standing, kneeling, lifting, and aiding subcontractors. Most of our work is outdoors.


The ideal candidate has a graduate degree in Historic Preservation with a concentration in architectural conservation and at least 5 years experience in historic preservation of stone building facades and/or historic roofs.  A candidate must have a minimum of 1-2 years field experience in preservation construction and be familiar with construction project safety requirements. However, if the candidate lacks a degree but has extensive experience in restoration work, call and talk to us about your experience and we may be able to work something out. Aeon Preservation Services, llc is based in Bladensburg, MD just a few miles from the US Capital. Our current project sites are in Washington, DC.


This position would begin as an hourly full-time job. We are bound to work hours required by our clients, which may include evenings, nights, and weekends, though most of our work is consistent with contractor hours. This is a trial position that is available for 6 months. We hope to develop a good working relationship with the selected historic preservation specialist and can offer full time employment after the six-month trial. We will have the work to keep on employees that are a good fit.


Candidates must submit a letter of interest, resume, references, drawing samples, and writing samples.


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How to apply
Submit information to info@aeonpresrvation.com

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