Senior Project Manager - Cultural Resources

Swca Inc
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
About the opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Project Manager - Cultural Resources for Arizona. The Cultural Resources Project Manager is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program, responsible for managing client relationships, successfully winning, and executing projects, leading all aspects of project implementation, and ensuring high quality project deliverables for clients. This is a regular, full-time, salaried, benefits eligible position. We offer a flexible working environment, and this role can be worked in-office, hybrid or remotely.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing, 1,700+ staff, employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services - with offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Records Top 200 Environmental Firms. Our Vision (the North Star) is to make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack. Our company purpose is to preserve natural and cultural resources for tomorrow while enabling projects that benefit people today.

What you will accomplish

Project implementation to include staffing, fieldwork, research, report writing, and Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) review.
  • Maintains good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients
  • Nurtures and develops client relationships
  • Oversees personnel on specific projects.
  • Collaborates with SWCA's managers, directors, and principal investigators on technical and business development efforts throughout the company.
  • Maintains SWCA's high standard of scientific ethics and quality assurance and is motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways.
  • Collaborates as part of an interdisciplinary environmental team.
  • Assists in the continuing development of SWCA's Cultural Resource Program and expands SWCA's professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout California and beyond.

Experience and qualifications for success
  • Master's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of cultural resources experience supporting a variety of project types, sizes, regions, and agencies, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in Cultural Resources Management in a supervisory capacity, whether in the field or in the office.
  • Experience managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work.
  • Qualified for listing on state and federal archaeology permits Arizona statewide.
  • Extensive experience with Arizona archaeology, or similar cultural area.
  • Demonstrated experience in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of cultural resources (NEPA, Section 106 of the NHPA)
  • Has completed all aspects of a project, from pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Has provided QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, and reports.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Excellent technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs, agency requests, and more.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 1-480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.

An employee in this Phoenix, Arizona-based position can expect an annual salary of $90,480.00/year - $120,640.00/year. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA's Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.


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