Topic ID #38158 - posted 3/14/2017 2:26 PM

Cultural Resources Principal Investigator


SWCA Environmental Consultants

Bridgeville, PA, USA, 15017

SWCA is expanding its team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work. We have a career opportunity for a Cultural Resources Principal Investigator to work from our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office.

The ideal candidate will have strong skills in Cultural Resources consulting and project management, particularly environmental planning and NEPA compliance.

The Cultural Resources Principal Investigator will be responsible for:

  • Authoring and reviewing survey and excavation reports, site recording forms, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents.
  • Overseeing all aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production.
  • Remaining current with agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work, particularly in the tri-state area of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients.
  • Helping to develop and maintain the SWCA quality assurance/quality control program and ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted in accordance with SWCA and agency standards and guidelines.
  • Assisting with training and mentoring cultural resources staff.
  • Assisting with budgets and participate in preparing proposals.
  • Assisting with business development ventures.
  • Taking initiative, resolving problems, and creating improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective manner
  • Working closely with SWCA's other managers, leads, and directors, in the Pittsburgh office and in all offices throughout the company, to promote SWCA's business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Promoting SWCA in the scientific community through professional presentations, participation in professional conferences, and coordinating the participation of other staff members in professional conferences
  • Opportunity to participate in SWCA's Scientific Leadership Program

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory and fieldwork experience required.
  • Must demonstrate completion, at a Principal Investigator level, of a minimum of one testing or data recovery excavation project (three or more projects a plus) involving primarily archaeological investigations and preparation of final reports consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. Projects shall have been performed with a federal nexus requiring compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Emphasis in Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of archaeology and a current technical specialization (i.e., lithic analysis, historical archaeology, GIS, architectural history, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience with NEPA and Section 106.
  • Current listing as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status).
  • Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. 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.

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

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