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Posted: 08/12/2020

Environmental Design & Research (EDR)
Cultural Resources

EDR provides strategic regulatory compliance services to guide our public and private sector clients through the requirements of National, State and Local historic preservation laws. We are members of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) and are well-versed in cultural resource regulations such as: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 14.09 of the New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Law, and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). At EDR, a team of over 10 cultural resources staff, supported by an experienced staff of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts and mapping specialists, landscape architects, community planners, and environmental regulatory compliance and visualization professionals, offer services that include: archeological and cultural resource investigations (Phases 1A, 1B and 2), National Register of Historic Places eligibility evaluations, Historic Tax Credit Applications, visual impact assessments, and excavation oversight.

Cultural Resources Project Manager
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH
Open Until
Until Filled

EDR is seeking a mid-to-senior level cultural resources professional for a Project Manager role to join our Cultural Resources Division.  Candidates with technical expertise in either Archaeology or Architectural History/Historic Preservation will be considered.  This role would support our Midwest Practice Area team, based in Columbus, Ohio, whose work focuses on environmental permitting (including cultural resources) for energy generation and transmission projects, typically in support of Ohio Power Siting Board applications and/or project review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The successful candidate must have strong leadership skills, work well with other disciplines in a team environment, be able to negotiate multiple concurrent projects, and demonstrate the following core skills/competencies:

  • Must meet the minimum qualifications specified in Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (36 CFR Part 61), including a minimum MA/MS degree in anthropology, history, archaeology, preservation planning, or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience managing and directing cultural resources investigations in Ohio
  • Experience and relationships working with the Ohio Historic Preservation Office
  • Strong technical writing skills and demonstrated ability to prepare cultural resources reports
  • Strong technical expertise in archaeology, history, architectural history, and/or historic preservation
  • Demonstrated understanding of federal and state regulatory processes (e.g., NEPA, Section 106, OAC)

Expectations for a Project Manager include:

  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated leadership in a team setting
  • Preparation of proposals and business development experience
  • Preparing and managing budgets
  • Serving as the primary point of contact with clients; and the ability to solve unexpected problems


How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to syr@edrdpc.com.

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