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🔗Architectural Historian – Section 106 Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • 50,000+ commensurate with experience USD / Year
  • Job Summary: Architectural Historian – Section 106 Specialist We are looking for a talented Architectural Historian to join our growing team.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Qualifications for this role:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architectural history, history, historic preservation, or a related field.
    • Ideal candidates will have 2+ years of relevant experience (open to a range of experience from recent graduates to experienced candidates); Relevant experience includes working as an architectural historian as outlined in the SOI Standards for Professional Qualifications.
    • Listing on, or the ability to be listed on, the Qualified Professionals roster or approved by the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for History and Architectural History in the States of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and/or Kentucky.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task within a dynamic project-based environment.
    • Ability to work individually or as part of a team

    Additional qualifications that are helpful:

    • A strong understanding of each of the SOI’s Standards related to architectural history and the ability to apply them to various cultural resources scenarios.
    • Knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, as well as building materials and systems with an emphasis on historic methodology.
    • Experience working on tasks related to the National Historic Preservation Act, its implementing regulations, and, particularly, the Section 106 review process.
    • Technical ability to skillfully review and interpret historic architectural styles, types, drawings, terms, construction systems and materials.
    • A general understanding of the application of the Section 106 process as it relates to the development of Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) projects. An understanding of other State DOT’s Section 106 procedures, specifically in Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky is a plus but not necessary.
    • Familiarity with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Collector.

    Lochmueller Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Lochgroup fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.

  • How to Apply:

    Please apply on our website at:

    If you are interested in a location other than Indianapolis, please indicate that on your application as we are open to considering other regional office locations.

  • Job benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Employee Stock Ownership, Flexible Scheduling & Telecommuting Options, Paid Time Off
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: (812) 319-6076

Website Lochmueller Group

Lochmueller Group is a regional civil and environmental consulting firm with an emphasis on infrastructure.

This role will serve as part of our Environmental Services team and will play a key role in cultural resources investigation. While the location of this position is posted for Indianapolis, flexibility may be afforded to the ideal candidate to locate in one of our other regional offices.

Our company:

Lochmueller Group is a growing regional engineering consulting firm with an emphasis on infrastructure. We provide multi-disciplined services for a variety of public agencies and private entities, including transportation design; water resource design; environmental analysis & permitting; surveying, construction engineering & inspection; traffic engineering & transportation planning; and land acquisition & appraisals.

Our team is comprised of a dynamic group of talented people spanning a variety of different civil engineering, environmental, cultural resources, and administrative fields. We were named among the 2022 Best Places to Work in Indiana and we strive to maintain a positive environment where people enjoy coming to work. The focus on our CARDIA values is what sets us apart!

CARDIA means “from the heart” – Creativity; Accountability; Respect; Dedication; Integrity; Achievement

In this position, the candidate will:

  • Conduct archival research and architectural field reviews.
  • Prepare Section 106 documents for the NRHP evaluation and effects assessments of historic properties.
  • Write historic contexts and reports.
  • Create supporting materials such as maps, photo logs, and property tables.
  • Perform other tasks related to the role.

What we offer: 

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – Become an employee-owner!
  • Rich coverage for major medical insurance
  • Flexible scheduling and telecommuting options
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Basic life insurance (with an option for additional voluntary life insurance)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term disability insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Student loan repayment benefit
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