Topic ID #37563 - posted 10/31/2016 1:53 AM

Architectural Historian - Denver, CO

Jennifer Palmer

Architectural Historian
Reference: NA-001035 Buildings, Environment Denver    
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By maximizing the value and responsible use of land, using leading-edge tools and planning expertise to integrate with surrounding communities and protecting neighboring natural habitats and resources, we're helping create enjoyable spaces in which we can live, work, and play, 
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.
Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges. 
We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.
If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.
Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Denver staff as a part-time Architectural Historian with 3-5 years of experience. 
Under the direction of the Senior Architectural Historian, you will have the opportunity to conduct all types of historical research including but not limited to archival, deed and abstract research. You will also conduct non-archeological historic resources surveys for a wide range of projects primarily related to transportation and development for clients in both the private and public sectors. 

Job Duties:
Prepare determinations of eligibility, National Register of Historic Places nominations
Carry out historic resource assessments/evaluations according to local, state, and federal criteria of significance.
Archival research, focusing on primary and secondary sources and utilizing online and local resources. Researching and writing historic context statements, which identify significant context, themes, and property types. 
Preparation of defensible compliance documentation in support of NEPA and NHPA - Section 106 review. Planning and carrying out historic resource surveys of a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional properties using tablet computers and other up-to-date survey methodology. 
Documenting survey results in reports and recording historic resources on agency forms. 
Registration of historic properties and districts to local, state, and federal registers. 
Carrying out project-level review for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards. 
Supporting HABS/HAER/HALS documentation. 
Prepare and review cultural resources sections for ICRMPs, INRMPs, NEPA documents and related correspondence
Good analytical skills and attention to detail, technical writing, and computer skills.
Excellent technical and interpersonal skills required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Following all quality control guidelines established by Atkins.
Maintaining fieldwork documentation and reporting according to Atkins standards.
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 management and co-workers in a coherent and expeditious manner.
Work on projects through all phases from initiation to completion including conducting field investigations, report writing and seeking concurrence.
You must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travel to project sites. Projects will generally be in Colorado but could also be located outside of the state, as needed.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field required; Master’s degree or higher strongly preferred.
Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History and History (36 CFR Part 61).
A working knowledge of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation laws and practices.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience conducting research, writing, and consulting in American architectural history with a consulting firm, agency, or other professional organization; preferred experience includes working on a variety of project types and sizes, on all project aspects (from pre-field tasks through final report preparation), and with a variety of regulatory agencies.
Experience recording and evaluating architectural resources on various agency/state forms/formats.
Knowledge of the history and architectural history of the western U.S. is required.
Knowledge of the history and architectural history of Colorado and surrounding states is desired.
Experience working on National Register Nominations preferred.
Experience with archival photography (large and medium format cameras) is desired.

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