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Cultural Resources Group Manager

Capitol View, South Carolina
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Are you looking to join an established cultural resource practice with the opportunity to grow your own team? We are looking for a Senior Archaeologist or Senior Architectural Historian to join the Columbia, SC office and serve as the Cultural Resources Group Manager. This role will facilitate ongoing project management and cultivate future opportunities for archaeological, historic preservation, and architectural history services. This will also entail collaborating with our established PIs and cultural resource teams across the southeast-as well as our network of cultural resource professionals across the U.S. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Design, conduct, and report on cultural resource investigations to regulatory agency standards on projects located in the southeast region with an emphasis on South Carolina.
  • Have ability to travel in support of projects under the direction of PIs in other areas if needed.
  • Develop proposals, methodologies, and research designs for all types and phases of archaeological and/or architectural history projects.
  • Supervise and coordinate field and laboratory crews.
  • Coordinate and assist internal and external clients with cultural resources regulatory compliance.
  • Market our cultural resource services to new and existing clients.
  • Manage projects within budget and deadline constraints.
  • Grow and manage a local team of field archaeologists and architectural historians.

  • Minimum of master's degree in Anthropology, History, Historic Architecture, or closely related field.
  • A minimum of (5) years of experience as a Cultural Resource Principal Investigator with a professional cultural resource, architectural, or engineering firm or a federal or state agency such as a State Historic Preservation Office.
  • Possession of a U.S. driver's license, with acceptable violation history.

  • Eight (8) years of experience as a Cultural Resource Principal Investigator with a professional cultural resource, architectural, or engineering firm or a federal or state agency such as a State Historic Preservation Office.
  • Professional experience as an SOI-Qualified Archaeological Principal Investigator or SOI-Qualified Architectural Historian in South Carolina.
  • Thorough knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Professional experience working with clients from federal and state governments, energy sector, commercial developments, and telecommunications projects.
  • Experience writing bid and proposal packages for large multi-year state and federal government contracts.
  • Experience marketing cultural resource services.
  • Experience managing a team of cultural resource professionals.
  • Business development experience.



About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon's growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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