• Senior Archaeologist, Principal Investigator

    Office Location US-TX-Houston | US-LA-Baton Rouge
    Requisition Number
    2017-10133
    # of Openings
    1
    Program
    Cultural Resources/Archaeology
    Hire Type
    Regular
    Hourly/Salary
    Salary
  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Archaeologist / Principal Investigator for either our Houston or Baton Rouge office. The Senior Archaeologist / Principal Investigator will be responsible for managing projects, mentoring staff, and upholding our company’s standards of excellence. The selected candidate will report to the Houston Cultural Resources Program Director as well as working with a larger cultural resource team across the Texas/Gulf Coast region. This is a regular, full-time salaried position. Salary will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

    What you will accomplish

    • Serve as the primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents;
    • Contribute to a supportive and dynamic work environment, collaborating effectively with other Principal Investigators, Project Managers, Directors in the Houston/Baton Rouge offices and in all offices throughout the Texas/Gulf Coast Region and company;
    • Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms;
    • Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production;
    • Supervise, mentor, and support field staff in all aspects of their responsibilities;
    • Contribute to business development efforts in the Houston/Baton Rouge market; including managing budgets and preparing proposals;
    • Enhance SWCA’s professional reputation and relationships with clients, stakeholders, and local/state/federal agencies;
    • Take initiative, resolve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most efficient manner.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in archaeology, history, architectural history, or a related field is required
    • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience conducting cultural resource technical work in a consulting context and at a high level (e.g., Project Manager or Principal Investigator)
    • Extensive experience in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana preferred
    • Experience with local, state, federal, and tribal agencies in the Texas/Gulf Coast region
    • Experience with implementing CWA Section 404 and NHPA Section 106 permitting required, and experience with NEPA permitting processes preferred
    • Possess advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology)
    • Has completed all aspects of a project, from pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
    • Prior primary report authorship in a CRM context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
    • Has provided QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, and reports
    • Has led large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
    • Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts
    • Has a solid background of scheduling and budgeting of projects related to cultural resources
    • Has the ability to coordinate personnel and other resources within budgetary constraints
    • Has worked on an interdisciplinary team of scientists and planners
    • Must be living in, or willing to relocate to, the Houston or Baton Rouge area.

     

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

     

    If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 

     

    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

     

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