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Architectural Historian

  1. Tampa
  1. Environment & geoscience, Transportation
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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Tampa, FL Cultural Resources Group as a Part-time Architectural Historian.

The selected candidate for this position will conduct cultural resource desktop reviews, assist with document coordination, background research, and field surveys for a wide range of projects primarily related to transportation and development for clients in both the private and public sectors. This role provides the opportunity to gain experience and grow within the cultural resource and NEPA profession.

  • Conducting preliminary project reviews for potential cultural resource issues. This can be for a variety of project types, including but not limited to transportation and development projects. This includes the use of ArcGIS, online resources, and library or archival research.
  • Assisting with all types of architectural history and/or historical research and conducting cultural resource surveys.
  • Following all quality and safety control guidelines established by Atkins.
  • Maintaining fieldwork documentation and reporting according to Atkins standards.
  • Tracking and maintaining progress for assigned tasks, independently resolve issues, show initiative, and work to creatively increase efficiency in assigned tasks.
  • Coordinating and communicating with management and co-workers in a coherent and expeditious manner.
  • Work on projects through all phases from initiation to completion including conducting background research, field investigations, report writing and seeking concurrence.
  • Must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travel to project sites. Projects will generally be in Florida but could also be located outside of the state and travel may be required.
  • This position will start as Part-Time but could eventually change to Full-Time depending on workload.

  • 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.

  • Not required.

  • Candidates meeting the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Architectural History with a graduate degree and five years of full-time professional CRM experience conducting background research and cultural resource surveys plus demonstrated ability to carry research to completion will be given preference.
  • Must have knowledge or experience with a sufficient subset or combination of the following activities: architectural history and/or historic research, architectural history and/or architectural resource surveys and cultural resource management services.
  • 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.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with National Historic Preservation Act regulations (including Section 106) and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements pertinent to cultural resources.
  • Knowledge of coordinating with SHPOs, THPOs, federal and state agency representatives, and landowners/managers regarding cultural resources would be beneficial. Experience with Florida Department of Transportation FDOT and the Florida SHPO are preferred but experience with DOT and SHPO offices in other states instead of Florida would be acceptable.
  • Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings.
  • Must have experience working with ArcGIS.
  • Must have familiarity with the Florida Master Site File (FMSF) or similar SHPO site file documentation.
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail, technical writing, computer and communication skills are required.
  • Familiarity with reading transportation engineering plans preferred.
  • Familiarity with nominating resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places preferred.
  • Familiarity with NEPA studies including cultural resource components of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments (EIS/EAS) preferred.
  • Familiarity with HABS/HAER/HALS preferred.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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