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Posted: 01/11/2019

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Salt Lake City, UT
Open Until
Until Filled

SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding our Salt Lake City-based cultural resources team and is seeking an Architectural History Historic Preservation Project Manager to accommodate this growth. We are looking for a dynamic individual to be a key player on our team of dedicated professionals delivering the highest-quality project work.


Under the supervision and guidance of our lead historian and the cultural resources program director, the successful candidate will manage architectural history, public history, and historic preservation projects in Utah and throughout the intermountain west and work with other project managers and office leadership in Salt Lake and across the region on proposals, client management, and business development. Pay and benefits package are commensurate with experience. The successful individual in this role will be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and capable of functioning independently and in teams.


Our Salt Lake City office offers a unique work environment and specializes in cultural and natural resources services.


*Please include a cover letter

  • Conduct historic resource assessments/evaluations according to local, state, and federal criteria of significanceindependently or leading a project team.
  • Archival research, focusing on primary and secondary sources and utilizing online and local resources.
  • Write historic context statements, which identify significant context, themes, and property types.
  • Conduct condition assessments and develop treatment recommendations for historic buildings and materials.
  • Preparation of defensible compliance documentation in support of NHPA Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other federal, state, and local ordinances.
  • Document survey results in reports and recording historic resources on appropriate forms and databases according to state standards primarily in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho.
  • Nominate historic properties and districts to local, state, and federal registers.
  • Project-level review for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.
  • Develop management plans for treatment, maintenance and other activities affecting historic properties.
  • Assist local governments and other clients with developing site-specific or city-wide historic preservation plans, creating and revising planning regulations, including historic preservation ordinances, and creating and revising design guidelines.
  • Develop and manage project budgets and project staff.
  • Lead and contribute to proposal and marketing efforts.
  • Comply with all SWCA health and safety procedures

  • A Master's Degree in architectural history, historic preservation, historic preservation planning, or a closely related field is required.
  • Must meet Secretary of the Interior's 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 and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Demons

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