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Architectural Historian

**Company Description**

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**Job Description**

**AECOM** is seeking an experienced **Architectural Historian** for full-time employment in Southern California (preferably San Diego, Orange, or Los Angeles areas). The Architectural Historian is a core member of the Cultural Resources Practice with responsibility for successfully executing all aspects of project implementation. The Architectural Historian may serve as a Principal Investigator, based on work experience and education, including experience in historic research, field inventories, and site assessments pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 and Section 110, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance.

The successful candidate would become a part of a dynamic Southern California and West Coast environmental planning team that enjoys excellent relationships with a wide range of local, regional, and State agencies, as well as private and non-profit clients. Our Southern California team has built a reputation for innovation, high-quality work, attentive client service, and a collegial culture that fosters teamwork. AECOM’s projects often combine environmental analysis and review with urban design, policy planning, engineering and design, and other related elements. The candidate would also collaborate with a nation-wide team of experts and may be expected to contribute to projects outside California.

**Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:**

+ Conducting field inventories, historical research, and historic resource analysis pursuant to the NHPA Section 106 and NEPA/CEQA.

+ Evaluating built environment resources for eligibility for listing in local registers, the California Register of Historical Resources, and the National Register of Historic Places.

+ Assessing effects under Section 106 of the NHPA and impacts under NEPA/CEQA.

+ Preparing archival documentation, such as Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation.

+ Developing management plans and mitigation measures for historic properties.

+ Preparing State of California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 forms.

+ Preparing written documents, including historic contexts, resource analysis, historic property inventory forms, and technical reports.

+ Assist with business development efforts, such as scopes of work and proposals, as needed.

**About AECOM’s Environment Business Line**

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


**Minimum Requirements:**

+ BA/BS in architectural history, history, historic preservation, or related discipline.

+ 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

+ Willingness/ability to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout Southern California.

+ Valid driver’s license is required.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ BA/BS in architectural history, history, historic preservation, or related discipline.

+ 6 years of experience in architectural history and cultural resources treatment and evaluation in California.

+ Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for History and Architectural History.

+ Experience in historic preservation planning and building materials conservation.

+ Excellent proactive communication skills in terms of responsiveness, detailed assessments, and risk management.

+ Demonstrated ability to carry projects to completion, including the ability to work on a wide range of projects within interdisciplinary teams.

+ Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex projects while meeting established deadlines.

+ High level of organization, attention to detail, and excellent technical writing skills.

+ CAD and/or GIS skills.

**Additional Information**

+ Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $75,000.00 - $90,000.00.

**About AECOM**

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

**Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity**

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

**ReqID:** J10107705

**Business Line:** Environment

**Business Group:** DCS

**Strategic Business Unit:** West

**Career Area:** Planning

**Work Location Model:** Hybrid

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