ESI seeks a full-time Senior Principal Investigator to complement its Cultural Resources Group program. As part of the team, the successful candidate is responsible for timely and cost-effective conception, implementation, and completion of projects in addition to design and implementation of effective research designs within scheduling and budget constraints.
Exceptional organizational and record keeping skills are imperative to successfully manage multiple archaeological projects concurrently, satisfying client requirements and maintaining professional and company standards and ethics. Quality communication skills are required as this position will coordinate project input from clients, agencies, staff and subcontractors. Must have experience with a broad range of cultural resource projects including, but not limited to, the energy sector.
Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the field work, report preparation and content, National Register evaluation recommendations, preliminary evaluations of project effects, and project staff management.
The successful candidate’s expertise includes day-to-day, hands-on management and participation with a keen eye for quality and completeness. Demonstrated communication excellence, both written and verbal, and the ability to effectively supervise people are requisite. This position requires up to 30% travel outside the local area, often overnight, and reports directly to the Cultural Resources Group Manager.
• M.A. in Anthropology or related field
• CRM project management experience
• 4 plus years of report writing experience
• Experience in the Mountain West, Midwest, and Texas
• Project-specific budget development, personnel assignments, and scheduling
• Sets realistic research goals achievable within cost and time constraints.
• Develops professional recommendations for the management of cultural resources using the National Register of Historic Places and other applicable criteria.
• Organizes and completes project-specific reports.
• Implements quality control/quality assurance procedures.
• Five years of relevant field experience
• Able to pass all pre-hire screenings
• Possess a valid driver’s license
Benefits and Total Rewards Summary
• Healthcare Coverage – Medical, Dental, and Vision:
• 401(k) Contribution and Company Matching for all employees working over 1040 hours in the calendar year: Employee contributions up to 3% of salary deferrals are matched dollar for dollar; the next 2% of salary deferrals are matched $0.50 per dollar.
• Generous Paid Time Off (PTO): Full-time employees accrue between 16 days and 29 days per calendar year depending on position and length of employment tenure. Part-time employees accrue up to 5 days per calendar year
• Minimum of 8 paid holidays for all full-time employees
• Parental Leave for all full-time employees at 100% of employee’s regular weekly salary: Maternity Leave – Total of 240 hours (six weeks) paid time off. Paternity Leave – Total of 80 hours (two weeks) paid time off
• 100% Employer Paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment for full-time employees.
• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability for full-time employees.
HOW TO APPLY: Please use the email subject
“SR. PI – Archaeology”
and send a cover letter and resume to