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Associate Project Manager - Cultural Resources

Swca Inc
Superior, Colorado
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Associate Project Manager - Cultural Resources for our Rocky Mountain/Plains region, including Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and adjacent states. This position will be based out of our Colorado Front Range offices (Denver and Fort Collins), but remote locations will also be considered for highly qualified candidates. This successful applicant will be responsible for managing client, agency, and tribal relationships, as well as winning and delivering on projects. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. This position is a wonderful career-growth opportunity for the right candidate to join SWCA's expanding practice.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing, 1,600 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. Come join our team!

Application deadline: Our team will begin reviewing applications immediately, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates on a rolling basis. The application process will remain open until we have received a robust pool of qualified candidates. Once we have identified suitable individuals, we may close the application process without prior notice. We appreciate the time and effort invested by all applicants and will carefully consider each submission.

To be considered, please provide a cover letter and a resume/CV with list of permits, if any, on which you are listed and professional references.

What you will accomplish
  • Manage and participate in all aspects of cultural resources projects successfully, including budgeting, scheduling, research, fieldwork, report writing, curation.
  • Collaborate with other project managers across offices and disciplines to successfully meet client and agency needs.
  • Work with clients and agency representatives for successful project implementation.
  • Prepare and create technical, high-quality proposals, work plans, reports, and literature reviews with little supervisory oversight.
  • Oversee fieldwork and deliverables, adhering to SWCA's Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) program.
  • Work independently in a responsible manner, resolving project challenges.
  • Work within defined schedules and meet deadlines.
  • Follow all health and safety procedures.
  • Collaborate with SWCA's managers, directors, and principal investigators on technical and business development efforts throughout the company.
  • Maintain SWCA's high standard of scientific ethics and quality assurance and is motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways.
  • Assist in the continuing development of SWCA's Cultural Resource Program and expands SWCA's professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout the Rocky Mountain/Plains region and beyond.

Experience and qualifications for success
  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field
  • Experience with the archaeology of the western United States, with experience in the archaeology of the Rocky Mountain-Plains region preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types, sizes, regions, and agencies, with demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in managing projects, including working on a variety of project types and sizes, on all project aspects (from pre-field tasks through final report preparation), in multiple regions, and with a variety of regulatory agencies.
  • Expertise in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of cultural resources (National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act).
  • Has provided QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, and reports.
  • 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.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Team-orientated attitude with strong leadership and mentoring skills.

Preferred qualifications
  • Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology, including at least one year of supervisory experience in prehistory and/or history.
  • Qualified for listing on state and federal permits as a principal investigator in the Rocky Mountains and/or Great Plains regions.
  • Excellent technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports in a timely fashion.
  • Has worked on an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and planners.
  • Experience and interest in business development, proposal writing, and client management.
  • Experience supervising junior staff.
  • Experience leading archaeology crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Experience collecting field data utilizing modern mobile technology (tablets, Bluetooth GPS receivers, mobile software).
  • Experience with computer-based programs such as Pathfinder Office, ArcGIS Desktop, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and others.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an established and flourishing environmental firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental compliance services. SWCA is an employee-owned company composed of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance companies and consistently ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a team-oriented work environment, and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement) for full-time, regular employees. Some benefits are also available to on-call, temporary or part-time employees.

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 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

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

An employee in this Colorado office - based position can expect a salary of $66,612-85,176/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.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. At SWCA Environmental Consultants, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including those with diverse experiences and veterans, to apply. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success.

SWCA continues to invest deeply in career development programs, delivering our award-winning Career Landscape support resources to accelerate the growth of our staff. We recognize the valuable skills and experiences our internal team members bring to SWCA's continued success. Qualified internal candidates are encouraged to apply and will be seriously considered for this position. We believe in promoting from within, where possible, providing our existing employees with compelling opportunities to advance their careers.


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