Cultural Resources Project Manager

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US-CO-Fort Collins | US-CO-Broomfield
Cultural Resources/Archaeology
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an experienced Cultural Resources Project Manager for our Front Range, Colorado offices (Broomfield or Fort Collins). Remote candidates in the greater Colorado area will be considered. This position will be focused on business development, client relations, and technical project work including limited fieldwork, reporting, and Principal Investigator review. A background in architectural history is preferred, but not required. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position.

What you will accomplish


  • Manage all aspects of projects, including fieldwork, research, and report writing, with responsibility for successful on-time and on-budget completion of projects. 
  • Collaborate with other project managers and architectural historians (if applicable) across the company to expand our knowledge base and nationwide project delivery.
  • Take leadership in business development and marketing, including developing new client relationships, attending various conference and networking events. 
  • Work with clients and agency representatives. 
  • Conduct and oversee fieldwork, including inventory, data recovery, and monitoring. Manage Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) review.
  • Prepare and create technical, high quality proposals, scientific reports, and literature reviews with little supervisory oversight.
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner. Must also demonstrate ability to anticipate problems early and can take action and make decisions in a timely manner.

Experience and qualifications for success


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in Cultural Resource Management required; preferred experience includes working on a variety of project types and sizes, on all project aspects (from pre-field tasks through final report preparation), in multiple regions, and with a variety of regulatory agencies.
  • Primary report authorship in a CRM context and experience providing quality control review of field documents, site forms and reports.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (i.e., National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106) governing cultural resource management in the Rocky Mountain and Plains region.



  • Masters degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.
  • Meeting Secretary of Interior Standards for Architectural History.
  • Eligibility for BLM permits in this region required; eligibility for Colorado and Wyoming permits. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project planning, coordination, scheduling, creating/tracking budgets, and understanding of all aspects of a project from pre-field tasks to final report preparation.
  • Experience leading large field crews preferred


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.


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In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), we are disclosing a good faith estimate of the compensation range for roles that will be, or could be, performed in Colorado. 


In Colorado, an employee in this position can expect a rate between $50,000/year and $75,000/year, depending on experience, geographic locations, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law.  Employees in this position are eligible for consideration for SWCA’s annual bonus program, which provides awards based on individual and organizational performance.  To review additional benefits associated with this position, click here:


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




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