Topic ID #39278 - posted 3/12/2018 7:22 AM

Architectural Historian for HDR, Inc.


Architectural Historian - (148712)



About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. 

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.


HDR is seeking a full-time Architectural Historian with a minimum of 5 years of experience in our Dallas, Texas office. The successful candidate will join an active and growing nationwide cultural resources practice. This position requires experience with Section 106 compliance and transportation projects; experience with TXDOT projects and HABS/HAER documentation is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Architectural Historian, we’ll count on you to:

  • Manage, direct, and perform work on architectural history projects, including: architectural surveys, completing survey forms, research and development of historic contexts, HABS/HAER documentation, Historic Structures Reports, NRHP nominations, development of cultural resource management and planning documents, interpretive materials, and other cultural resource projects.
  • Actively participate in Section 106 compliance for a range of clients, including: plan and conduct surveys of buildings and structures, NRHP evaluations/determinations of eligibility, assessment of project effects, development of agreement documents, preparation of consultation letters, and presenting information in a public setting.
  • Interact and communicate with a variety of local and federal clients, as well as state and federal agencies, and the public
  • Successfully manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Assume a role in marketing and business development with existing and new clients
  • Work successfully with and support other cultural resources, environmental, and engineering professionals
  • Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in History, Architectural History, Public History, Historic Preservation, or related degree from an accredited school
  • Meets or exceeds Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History and/or History
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in cultural resource and compliance projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be knowledgeable with digital photography, mapping, and GIS preferred
  • Resume must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with Section 106 compliance, including surveys, evaluations, and assessment of effects; transportation projects; NEPA and/or Section 4(f) experience preferred
  • Ability to travel to project sites mostly in Texas, but also across the United States
  • Must be resourceful, detail-oriented, professional, and committed to generating excellent work
  • Provide 2 brief writing samples with resume

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous work experience in cultural resource management



At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. #LI-ME1 

Primary Location

: United States-Texas-Dallas


: Power


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Regular
BusinessClass: Cultural Resources

Job Posting

: Feb 28, 2018


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