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Posted: 01/14/2020

Skelly & Loy, Inc.
Cultural Resources

Established in 1969, Skelly and Loy is a privately owned, mid-sized corporation with 6 Mid-Atlantic offices. The firm provides a myriad of professional engineering and environmental services to various public and private sector clients throughout the United States and abroad. As trends change and markets emerge, Skelly and Loy continues to build on its strong foundation and enhances its offering of professional services of mining, civil, and environmental engineering; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies (EISs, EAs, CEEs, etc.); natural resource management including wetlands, aquatic studies, and wildlife management; environmental, mining, and wastewater permitting; noise and air quality investigations; hazardous waste management investigations and remedial design; industrial hygiene studies; archaeological, cultural, and historical studies and documentation; digital information technology; and equipment sales, installation, operation, and maintenance of municipal, industrial, commercial, and private water, wastewater, and remediation treatment systems.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Pittsburgh or Harrisburg, PA
Open Until
Until Filled

Skelly and Loy, Inc. is looking for a mid-level Architectural Historian to work in either our Pittsburgh, PA or Harrisburg office under the direction of the Vice President for Cultural Resources on projects located in the Mid-Atlantic Region, including but not limited to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Candidates must meet the Secretary of Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History or History. Qualified candidates will have an undergraduate and graduate degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation or a closely related field; intimate knowledge of American architectural styles and building types and of Section 106 of the NHPA; minimum of three years of experience completing reconnaissance and intensive level historic resource surveys, determinations of eligibility and effect, minimization and mitigation measures; and cultural resources proposals with either a cultural resources firm, architectural or engineering firm, state agency, and/or SHPO. In addition to these required qualifications, exceptional candidates will have demonstrated experience authoring and presenting papers/posters/articles to professional societies/journals and to the general public; preparing successful NRHP nominations and Part 1, 2, and 3 documentation under the Federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit or an equivalent state program; and managing database information using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access.

Essential Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Design, conduct, and report on all phases and types of architectural history investigations under Section 106 of the NHPA, including but not limited to reconnaissance and intensive level historic/architectural resource surveys, determinations of NRHP eligibility, effect evaluations, minimization and mitigation measures, and NRHP nominations.
  • Coordinate field methodologies and logistics for reconnaissance and intensive level historic/architectural resource surveys.
  • Conduct background research and synthesize the research, methodologies, results, and other pertinent information into historic contexts, written reports, and deliverables in accepted formats and to regulatory agency standards using Microsoft Office software.
  • Respond to be review comments on reports and deliverables by clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Keep detailed notes, records, and files.
  • Coordinate and assist internal and external clients with cultural resources regulatory compliance under Section 106 of the NHPA.
  • Promote Skelly and Loy's Cultural Resources services to existing and new clients.
  • Prepare architectural survey and Section 106 proposals for clients.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely using written and verbal skills.
  • Author and present professional papers/posters/articles to professional societies/journals.
  • Present architectural history information to the general public as part of project needs.
  • Basic project management skills including but not limited to budget and schedule tracking.
  • Multi-task within flexible/fluid schedules and project needs.

How to apply
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Phone: 7172320593

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