Principal Investigator – North Dakota (Bismarck, Fargo, Dickinson)
*Full-time, eligible for benefits
At KLJ, we love engineering, moving forward, and bringing ideas to life. Our work is more than a project, it’s a long-term solution for the communities in which we live and work. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience to our customers – every project, every time. We reimagine what projects can be through innovative planning, design, and support of infrastructure projects of all shapes and sizes. Join our team and reimagine what your career can be.
As an Archaeologist III/Principal Investigator for our you will conduct and/or supervise fieldwork including archaeological and historic field inventories, survey, testing, excavation and construction monitoring to provide cultural resource management services for KLJ client project.
• Conduct and/or supervise cultural resource fieldwork
• Provide direction, review, and support to the group by leading large, multidisciplinary projects
• Provide technical assistance to the go-to-market team with business development, proposals, contracts and development of scopes of work, schedules and budgets
• Serve as project or client manager on designated projects
• Participate in and facilitate meetings with stakeholders and clients
• Instruct, train, and mentor group members and support staff
• Ensure compliance with KLJ safety and quality standards
• Utilize effective written and oral communication
• Accountable for either assisting project managers or serving as a project manager with responsibility for developing project budgets and ensuring scoped tasks are completed within designated constraints
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of regional prehistoric and historic resources, contexts, and criteria for significance
• Maintain in-depth knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act, Archaeological Resource Protection Act and other similar regulations
• Implement and apply National Historic Preservation Act and National Register of Historic Places criteria to cultural resource management
• Assist with project scope, estimates, and contracts
• May assist with response to RFPs (request for proposals) and lead interviews
• May prepare forecast of workload for assigned staff and closely monitor backlog
• Comply with KLJ quality and safety standards
• Utilize effective written and oral communication
• Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a related field
• A current RPA certification is required
• Must meet Secretary of Interior qualifications for Principal Investigator
• Ability to be listed on regional BLM, Forest Service, State, and other required permits
• Detailed working knowledge of state law, the National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act as well as their implementation guidelines and bulletins
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate motorized vehicles
• Previous regional experience managing projects
• Prior experience serving as either Field Director, Project Manager, or Principal Investigator
• GIS background
• Experience in pre-contact archeology or architectural history a plus
The Archaeologist III is supervised by the Department Manager and receives general guidance and direction on project related tasks from the Department Manager or the Project Manager.
• Leads project staff
Hours and Travel
This position requires the individual work 40 or more hours per week with 40% of the time spent in the field and 60% in the office.
The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities. The employee is regularly required to:
• Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
• Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
• Talk or hear and communicate clearly
The employee must:
• Be able to walk on uneven terrain up to ten miles per day
• Frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive and other duties may be assigned. It is a description of the job as presently defined and is subject at any time to revision. This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed.
At KLJ, we have a vested interest in the personal, financial, and professional goals of our employees. This is a full-time position with benefits. We offer a competitive full suite benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, short term incentive program, 401k, and employee stock ownership program. The options available for the 2021 plan year are described at www.kljeng.com/careers/benefits.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, without employer-sponsorship. KLJ does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas and does not participate in any OPT training program.
Visit our website (www.kljeng.com/careers) or apply through Indeed (Klj Jobs, Employment in North Dakota | Indeed.com), or contact Christina.Howard@kljeng.com.