Topic ID #35018 - posted 2/19/2015 1:54 AM

Sr. Archaeologist - Project Manager - Houston, TX

Jennifer Palmer

Sr. Archaeologist - Project Manager

Job Description

Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.
At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. As the official engineer of the 2012 London Olympics, few companies can rival the size and diversity of our projects. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions.
Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Houston, TX staff as a Sr. Archaeologist/Project Manager. Under the direction of the Cultural Resources Manager, leads and supervises technical staff in all types of archeological investigations including survey, testing and data recovery for a wide range of projects related to energy, transportation and development for clients in both the private and public sectors. Provides leadership, direction and technical guidance to staff to ensure that quality technical services are provided to clients and that the technical work meets applicable standards. Manages technical projects, client relations, and financial management of projects to ensure quality, client satisfaction, and project profitability.
Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:
• Conducting all phases of archaeologist investigations.
• Following all quality control guidelines established by Atkins.
• Maintaining fieldwork documentation and reporting according to Atkins standards.
• Coordinating and communicating with staff and management in a coherent and expeditious manner.
• Tracking and maintaining progress for assigned tasks, independently resolve issues, show initiative, and work to creatively increase efficiency in assigned tasks.
• Coordinating and communicating with staff and management in a coherent and expeditious manner.
• See projects through all phases from initiation to completion including leading field investigations, report writing and curation.
• You must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travelling to project sites. Assignments may be out of town and you are expected to travel to where the work is as necessary.

The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:
At minimum, must meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Archeology including a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field with at least 8 years of full-time professional CRM experience supervising field and analytic experience plus demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
Special Skills
• Candidates must have knowledge or experience with a sufficient subset or combination of the following activities: archaeological investigations, surveys, testing, monitoring, and mitigation; and cultural resource management services.
• Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards and must qualify as a Principal Investigator on federal, state, and local cultural resource permits.
• Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with National Historic Preservation Act regulations (including Section 106) and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements pertinent to cultural resources.
• Candidates must have experience coordinating with SHPOs, THPOs, federal and state agency representatives, and land owners/managers regarding cultural resources.
• Excellent technical and interpersonal skills required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• It is highly desirable that candidates have experience working with THC and have or are able to obtain TxDOT precertifications relevant to cultural resources investigations and management.
• Training or experience with project management or task management (of cultural resource tasks on larger interdisciplinary projects) is desirable.
• It is desirable that candidates have experience with NEPA studies including cultural resource components of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments (EIS/EAs).
• Experience assisting with cultural resource business development and client relations is desirable.
• Experience with projects in sectors that align well to multiple Atkins' business units and service lines is preferable.
• Relevant sectors include but are not limited to transportation; energy; water resources; ports; coastal restoration; local, state, and federal government; commercial and industrial development; etc.
• Good analytical skills and attention to detail, technical writing, computer and communication skills.
May be eligible for project management training.
Professional certification/registration may be required.
RPA certification is desirable for archaeology candidates.
TxDOT pre-certifications in areas pertinent to cultural resources are desirable.

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