Topic ID #37564 - posted 10/31/2016 1:55 AM

Principal Investigator - Baton Rouge, LA

Jennifer Palmer

Principal Investigator in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Requisition/Vacancy No. 145048BR
Position Title Principal Investigator
Job Category Management
Business Line Environment
Country United States of America
State/Province/Region USA - Louisiana
City Baton Rouge
Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at
About the Business Line
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.
Job Summary
AECOM is seeking a highly talented and self-motivated individual to serve as a Principal Investigator for the Cultural Resources Team based in its Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. The appropriately qualified applicant should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate an established career in Cultural Resource Management, particularly the Southeast and Gulf Coast region. The selected applicant will pursue business development opportunities throughout the Gulf Coast as well as manage archaeological investigations (i.e., Phase I/II/III) for a variety of public-sector and private-sector clients, and work closely with the Cultural Resources Team Leader. This position will entail working with a diverse team of archaeologists, architectural historians, GIS specialists, and other environmental permitting specialists across multiple AECOM offices and business line projects. In general, the geographic focus for this position will include Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas.
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
Ability to work both in the field and in the Baton Rouge office
Develop business through client interaction, proposal writing, and cost estimates
Ability to travel up to 25% of time
Support internal Project Managers working in other Business Units on projects of various kinds and levels of complexity
Supervise and conduct archaeological Phase I/II/III field investigations, particularly for Section 106/110 regulatory compliance
Write and edit cultural resources reports
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and clients on project needs
Instruct and mentor junior archaeologists in field methods and interpretations
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Minimum Requirements
Meet the Secretary of Interior Standards (36CFR 61) by possessing a Master's degree in archaeology or anthropology
10+ years of experience in a project management role in Cultural Resource Management
Experience with State Historic Preservation Offices in the Gulf Coast region
Experience managing Phase I, II, and III projects, and particularly linear projects
The Section 106 Essentials course certification offered by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, or its equivalent
The selected candidate will be required to attain their AECOM Certified Project Manager certification within the first year of their employment with the company
Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with regulatory requirements pertaining to cultural resources in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, and other states in the Gulf Coast region
Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
Tribal Consultation
Experience with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings
Experience with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance

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