Submitted: 27 July 2020
Institution: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Job type: Department chair
Apply by: 27 July 2020
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SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Archaeologist / Principal Investigator to be located in Pensacola, FL. The Senior Archaeologist / Principal Investigator will be responsible for managing projects, mentoring staff, and upholding our company's standards of excellence. The selected candidate will report to the Houston or Baton Rouge / Cultural Resources Program Director as well as working with a larger cultural resource team across the Texas/Gulf Coast region. This is a regular, full-time salaried position.


• Serve as the primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents; • Contribute to a supportive and dynamic work environment, collaborating effectively with other Principal Investigators, Project Managers, Directors in the Houston/Baton Rouge offices and in all offices throughout the Texas/Gulf Coast Region and company; • Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms; • Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production; • Supervise, mentor, and support field staff in all aspects of their responsibilities; • Contribute to business development efforts in the Houston/Baton Rouge market; including managing budgets and preparing proposals; • Enhance SWCA's professional reputation and relationships with clients, stakeholders, and local/state/federal agencies; • Take initiative, resolve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most efficient manner. • Coordinate personnel and other resources within budgetary constraints


• Minimum of a Master's Degree in archaeology, history, architectural history, or a related field. • Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in professional archaeology. • 5 years of consulting experience conducting cultural resource technical work. • Experience with implementing CWA Section 404 and NHPA Section 106 permitting. • Possess advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology). • Prior primary report authorship in a CRM context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies. • Previous leadership experience, overseeing large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies. • Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts. • Experience scheduling and budgeting of projects related to cultural resources. Preferred: • Experience with NEPA permitting processes preferred. Additional Information: • This position is not available for US work sponsorship. • This position is available for distributed work during COVID 19 stay home orders. We anticipate this person to be available to work in the Pensacola area when it is deemed safe to return to an office environment. • Relocation assistance is available for this position. 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. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email [email protected] or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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