Archaeological Principal Investigator

Employer
Westwood Professional Services
Location
Feasterville, Pennsylvania
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Closes
Jun 15, 2021
Ref
2148970711
Position Type
Other
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
Archaeological Principal Investigator - Lansdale, PA

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking an Archaeological Principal Investigator to join our team in our Philadelphia office. This position offers the opportunity to perform and direct field studies, desktop review, technical studies, and project permitting to a variety of private renewable energy and land development clients. This individual will directly oversee and conduct projects in a team environment supporting existing cultural resource staff at times and working independently at other times. There will be additional emphasis on cultivating new regional clients and business development. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have experience with background research, field surveys and technical report preparation. There will also be focus on business development as we grow Cultural Resources services throughout the region. The position requires excellent communication, organizational skills, and the ability to independently conduct project tasks. Typical tasks include:
  • cultural resources file reviews
  • assessing site risk profiles
  • drafting proposals and work plans
  • leading document preparation in a team environment
  • preparing or supervising the preparation of cultural resource technical reports
  • coordinating with clients and sub consultants
  • direct supervision of field investigations


Required Skills

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in Archaeology/Anthropology
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology
  • Ability to perform cultural resources reviews and become permitted for field investigations in multiple states throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
  • 5-10 years of consulting experience minimum
  • Knowledgeable in North American archaeology
  • Knowledge and experience in the energy market as well as with NEPA, Section 106, and federal, state, and local agencies environmental review processes and requirements
  • Experience with state and federal agency and tribal consultation, and excellent reputation within the professional and regulatory communities
  • Ability to prepare scopes and costs for projects as part of business development efforts
  • Able to manage field technicians to successfully complete fieldwork
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Applicants should be highly self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and perform detail-oriented work
  • Demonstrable experience for successful completion of technical reports and research
  • Familiarity with GPS and GIS applications and software
  • Able to travel for project work on a regular basis (typically 2-10 days per trip). Travel will be a mix of regional and national.


About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood is a multi-disciplined national surveying and engineering services provider for commercial and residential development, public infrastructure, wind energy, solar energy, energy storage, and electric transmission projects. Westwood was established in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown to serve clients across the nation from multiple U.S. offices. In 2020, Westwood ranked on the top 150 design firms on Engineering News Record (ENR), #4 on Zweig Group's Hot Firm's List, and #9 on Best Firms to Work For, all national industry lists and record-breaking rankings for the firm.

Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

  • Advanced degree in Archaeology/Anthropology
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology
  • Ability to perform cultural resources reviews and become permitted for field investigations in multiple states throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
  • 5-10 years of consulting experience minimum
  • Knowledgeable in North American archaeology
  • Knowledge and experience in the energy market as well as with NEPA, Section 106, and federal, state, and local agencies environmental review processes and requirements
  • Experience with state and federal agency and tribal consultation, and excellent reputation within the professional and regulatory communities
  • Ability to prepare scopes and costs for projects as part of business development efforts
  • Able to manage field technicians to successfully complete fieldwork
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Applicants should be highly self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and perform detail-oriented work
  • Demonstrable experience for successful completion of technical reports and research
  • Familiarity with GPS and GIS applications and software
  • Able to travel for project work on a regular basis (typically 2-10 days per trip). Travel will be a mix of regional and national.


About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood is a multi-disciplined national surveying and engineering services provider for commercial and residential development, public infrastructure, wind energy, solar energy, energy storage, and electric transmission projects. Westwood was established in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown to serve clients across the nation from multiple U.S. offices. In 2020, Westwood ranked on the top 150 design firms on Engineering News Record (ENR), #4 on Zweig Group's Hot Firm's List, and #9 on Best Firms to Work For, all national industry lists and record-breaking rankings for the firm.

Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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