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Architectural Historian

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  1. Environment & geoscience

Architectural Historian

Architectural Historian

Why join us?

We are hiring! Atkins is seeking an Architectural Historian to join our growing Cultural Resources group in Atlanta, GA.  This position will require the candidate to serve as an extension of staff to a major client, and the candidate will be embedded at the client office in Midtown Atlanta.

The selected candidate for this position will apply their historic preservation knowledge and experience toward the assessment of transportation projects, along with preparation and review of environmental documents in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other relevant environmental laws.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Maintain project task schedules for assigned projects which includes a list of all required history documentation, prioritized by project baseline schedules; 
  • Provide project status updates at meetings and via tracking database; 
  • Lead and conduct historic resource field surveys;
  • Conduct background research on historic resources using a variety of primary and secondary sources;
  • Evaluate historic resources for eligibility in the National Register of Historic Places, in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and/or the Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA);
  • Assess effects to historic resources, including working with design professionals and overall project team to avoid and minimize impacts in accordance with Section 106 and/or GEPA, and propose mitigation where necessary;
  • Prepare technical reports, including creating project and resource maps;
  • Review technical reports prepared by client consultant firms;
  • Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies;
  • Must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travel to project sites in Georgia with some overnight visits required.
  • Excellent written, technical, and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail is a must.

What will you contribute?

  • B.S./B.A. or M.S. in a field of History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or closely related field. This level may be achieved with minimum three years' experience since Bachelor's degree or two years' experience with Master's degree; typical incumbent has five years' experience.
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards and must qualify as an Architectural Historian, or Historian, on federal, state, and local cultural resource permits.
  • 2-3 years of full-time professional Architectural Historian experience conducting historical research and historic resource surveys, plus demonstrated ability to carry projects to completion.
  • Basic level of experience with ArcGIS is required; intermediate to advanced experience is a plus.
  • General understanding of the following industries: infrastructure, transportation, state and local governments, and/or regulatory/compliance.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex projects while meeting all baseline schedule dates
  • Familiarity with reading transportation engineering plans is a benefit but not required.
  • Position may require use of company vehicle. Incumbent must have valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets company policy.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

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