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Senior Cultural Resources Specialist - Environmental Services (Kansas City)

Burns & McDonnell
Raytown, Missouri
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type

Burns & McDonnell's world headquarters location in Kansas City, Missouri has a need for a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist to lead and manage the cultural resources components of a variety of projects. We are a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

Primary responsibilities will be to plan, coordinate, communicate and facilitate activities for the cultural resources components of projects from concept through completion. Successful Senior Cultural Resources Specialists collaborate and coordinate with internal and external clients. They are also responsible for initiating or assisting in proposal development and contract negotiations and coordinating project planning. Project planning includes scoping, budgeting, maintaining schedules, communicating and managing deadlines and establishing and performing critical project objectives.

This position supports the growth of the Environmental Services practice based upon Burns & McDonnell's core values of safety, client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity and overall outstanding service.

Specific areas of responsibility may include the following:
  • Serving as Client Coordinator for target clients - client coordinators will take primary responsibility for ultimate delivery of services and client satisfaction
  • Identifying project opportunities early and facilitating go/no-go decisions in cooperation with office leadership and Environmental Services practice leadership
  • Identifying new market and client opportunities
  • Identifying key projects and facilitate early sales strategies to maximize our chances of being selected
  • Supervising field efforts and technical reporting
  • Adhering to Burns & McDonnell's Quality Control and Safety programs
  • Other duties, as assigned.

This position includes a mix of marketing, strategic planning, field assessments, report preparation, and some travel. The senior cultural resources specialist will also provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited program required. Master's Degree in anthropology/archeology or related field is preferred. Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience (10 years preferred) managing and/or conducting construction monitoring activities; field investigations, surveys and project studies; archaeological excavation, artifact identification and associated field work.
  • Experience across multiple states with an emphasis in the Central and Eastern U.S.
  • Prior consulting experience a plus.
  • Staff management a plus.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to cultural resources such as the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Knowledge of anthropology and archaeology methods and practices.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically for preparation of technical reports and proposal writing, are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • GIS skills are a plus.
  • Knowledge of financial project management software is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, SharePoint).
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing work environments and research approaches.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Scientific

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 230183

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS

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