🔗Lead Architectural Historian
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If you are seeking growth opportunities and new career challenges, WSP has an immediate opening for a full-time Lead Architectural Historian from our offices in Oregon, Washington, California, or Hawaii.
- Lead tasks related to preparing and developing technical documentation for cultural resources compliance under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and applicable state historic preservation laws.
- Lead tasks related to reconnaissance and intensive-level surveys, historic property research, National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility determinations, assessment of project effects on historic properties, and technical work under supervision.
- Assist with tasks related to Section 106 consulting party coordination and development of Section 106 agreement documents.
- Assist with the preparation and development of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Department of Transportation Act Section 4(f) documentation, Planning, and Environmental Linkages (PEL) studies, and supporting studies for environmental planning projects.
- Develop and successfully manage relationships with internal and external clients, specifically with federal, state, and local transportation agencies, State Historic Preservation Offices, and local governments.
- Use your unique skill sets and experience to expand WSP’s planning services locally and regionally.
Preferred areas of specialization for this role include:
Section 106 and environmental planning with experience in highway, transit, or multimodal planning.
Candidates with demonstrable experience working on Section 106 for transportation projects going through the NEPA process are preferred.
Candidates with CEQA experience are preferred.
Who You Are
- Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or a related field.
- A minimum of 7-10 years of experience related to Section 106 review, environmental review, and transportation planning.
- Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in architectural history or history (36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A).
- Familiarity applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for treating Historic Properties.
- Experience applying the NRHP Criteria for Evaluation to write defensible determinations of eligibility.
- Experience assessing direct and indirect effects on historic properties.
- Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
- Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
- Extensive critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation and identify the most effective solutions to accomplish the objectives of assigned projects.
- Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
- Must be flexible to various schedules to meet business needs, prioritize responsibilities, and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
A Master’s Degree is preferred.
Existing working relationships with transportation agencies in the designated region.
Essential professional licensure/certification.
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.
Expected Salary: $79,100 – $182,000
WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company, in good faith, believes it might pay and offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity, and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation depending on circumstances unrelated to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.