Project Manager - Cultural Resources

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Cultural Resources/Archaeology
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About the opportunity

Why Work at SWCA?


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services.  Our Vision (the North Star) is to make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack.


We are 100% employee-owned, and we build our success together. 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. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment and competitive wages and benefits, including an 100% employee stock ownership plan (retirement).


At SWCA, we support our team members in developing their careers to make them leaders in their industry. Our new Career Landscape initiative is a career development process and guide designed to help you develop professionally and chart your career path for a rewarding career at SWCA. We encourage professional conference attendance, internal and external professional development and training programs, education reimbursement, a Science and Leadership Program, and bonuses for publications meeting certain criteria.

If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA will be a great fit for you!  


SWCA Environmental Consultants, an employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services, is seeking a Project Manager in join our Arizona Cultural Resources team. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. The Cultural Resources Project Manager can be based out of our Flagstaff, Phoenix, or Tucson Offices.


To be considered, please provide a cover letter and a resume/CV with professional references.


What you will accomplish

  • Manage and participate in all aspects of cultural resources projects successfully, including budgeting, scheduling, research, fieldwork, report writing, curation.
  • Collaborate with other project managers across offices and disciplines to successfully meet client and agency needs.
  • Work with clients and agency representatives for successful project implementation.
  • Prepare and create technical, high-quality proposals, work plans, reports, and literature reviews with little supervisory oversight.
  • Oversee fieldwork and deliverables, adhering to SWCA’s Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) program.
  • Work independently in a responsible manner, resolving project challenges.
  • Work within defined schedules and meet deadlines.
  • Follow all health and safety procedure.

Experience and qualifications for success

Required Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in environmental consulting, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity, whether in the field or in the office.
  • Demonstrated expertise in federal, state, and local cultural resources laws and regulations.
  • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours will be required on certain projects.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Currently reside in Arizona or plans to relocate to Arizona in the immediate future.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, the ability to pass a Motor Vehicle background screening, and have access to reliable transportation.

Preferred Experience:

  • Able to be listed on federal and state permits in Arizona.
  • Primary report authorship and experience providing quality control review of field documents and
  • Project management 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.
  • Experience supervising junior staff.
  • Experience leading archaeology crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Experience collecting field data utilizing modern mobile technology (tablets, Bluetooth GPS receivers, mobile software) and Trimble GPS units (Terrasync and/or ArcPad).
  • Experience with computer-based programs such as Pathfinder Office, ArcGIS Desktop, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and others.
  • CPR and First Aid certified.


 If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please email or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees.  In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges on all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.


An employee in this Phoenix, AZ-based position can expect a salary of $70,200 - $91,000/year. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law.  Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA’s Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.



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




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