Cultural Resources Project Manager

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US-TX-Austin | US
Cultural Resources/Archaeology
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About the opportunity

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work. Our Austin office offers a unique work environment, involving close collaboration with the other natural and cultural resources management teams in Arlington and San Antonio, providing services throughout all of Central / West Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.


Your role will be to take on the responsibility for a successful project execution, pursue project opportunities, managing projects and clients, and conduct and supervise fieldwork. As a Cultural Resources Project Manager, you will be an integral member of our collaborative team, contributing to successful projects in our local offices and with other SWCA offices.

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.
  • Supervise, direct, and instruct personnel in the field and in the office.
  • Conduct and oversee fieldwork, including inventory, data recovery, and monitoring. Manage QA/QC, organize, and track data. Conduct field GPS data collection using Trimble units and/or tablets.
  • Conduct and oversee laboratory analysis and office-based research.
  • Prepare and create technical, high quality proposals, scientific reports, site form preparation, research, and literature reviews within scope, on budget, and on time 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 make decisions in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate effectively and professionally with clients and agency representatives.
  • Take leadership in business development and marketing, including developing new client relationships and attending various conference and networking events.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Cultural Resource Management.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106) governing cultural resource management in the Texas / Gulf Coast region.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty areas within archaeology (prehistoric or historic).
  • 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.
  • Prior experience as the Primary CRM report author.
  • Prior experience providing quality control review of field documents, site forms, and reports.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to hold a Texas Antiquities Permit under the Antiquities Code of Texas.
  • Experience leading large field crews.

Additional Information: 

  • Ability to travel an estimated 25% of the time.
  • Relocation benefits may be available for this position.

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 or call 480-581-5378. 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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