• Cultural Resource Team Lead

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    Cultural Resources/Archaeology
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  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) has an exciting opportunity for a Cultural Resources Team Lead and Senior Project Manager for our Phoenix office. The Cultural Resources Team will be a core member of SWCA’s Southwest Region’s Cultural Resources Program, and will be responsible managing projects, recruiting, mentoring and managing staff, growing the program in central Arizona, and upholding our company’s standards of excellence. The selected candidate will report to the Phoenix Office Director. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. Salary will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

    What you will accomplish

    • Lead and grow the Phoenix Cultural Resources (CR) program. Provide leadership through attitude, strong leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Recruit potential new CR staff, as well as supervise and mentor existing CR team members in Phoenix.
    • Manage the workload of staff to ensure that productivity goals and the staffing needs of projects are met.
    • Manage projects; coordinate with clients; supervise, direct, and instruct subcontractors.
    • Collaborate with SWCA leadership, Project Managers (PMs), and technical staff across SWCA.
    • Prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents; monitor field procedures; work with Principal Investigators; and contribute to research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents.
    • Manage client and agency relationships and conduct business development with new and existing clients.
    • Maintains SWCA’s high standard of quality control and takes initiative to resolve problems and create improved procedures.
    • Assist in the continuing development of SWCA’s Cultural Resources Program and expand SWCA’s professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout Arizona.
    • Responsible for championing staff wellbeing, safety, and training – provide tools and environment that will result in positive outcomes.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Master’s degree in anthropology or archaeology preferred.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work.
    • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology.
    • Experience with Section 106 of the NHPA and the Arizona State Historic Preservation Act.
    • Experience and aptitude with all aspects of cultural resources projects, from pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
    • Excellent technical writing skills, with a record of completing technical reports in a timely fashion. Must include experience with primary report authorship in a CRM context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
    • A track record of business development, including client development, marketing, and proposal preparation.
    • Adapt rapidly to changes in project needs, agency requests, etc., and be able to work independently and collaborate with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.  


    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.


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


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