Topic ID #38249 - posted 4/18/2017 11:04 AM

Principal Investigator - Pacific Northwest


Harris Environmental Group, Inc. is seeking an archaeological Principal Investigator (PI) to direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. Archaeological experience in the Pacific Northwestern United States is required. The position will oversee project development, direction, coordination, and quality control for cultural resource management projects, while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of field directors, producing quality reports, managing multiple projects and budgets, proposal writing, and marketing. Candidates must have an M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of ten years of work experience with at least three years experience as a PI. Candidate will be based in either the Portland, OR or Seattle/Tacoma, WA area. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional and SHPO standards and guidelines
  • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work
  • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents
  • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production
  • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time
  • Conduct content edits of technical reports
  • Market firm and cultural resource division
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner


  • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field
  • At least ten years supervisory and fieldwork experience in CRM or equivalent position, and experience working with NHPA compliance
  • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits
  • Experience with content edits of reports
  • A strong background in scheduling and budgeting
  • Ability to train, coordinate, and oversee personnel
  • Track record of business development
  • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports on deadlines
  • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes
  • Ability to work independently, as well as oversee small or large projects

To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to Lisa Harris, Ph.D. President, at


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