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Architectural Historian / Archaeologist

  • Job reference: NA-001484
  • Sector: Environment
  • Location: Tampa
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.

Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Tampa staff as an Architectural Historian / Archaeologist with experience in architectural history and/or archaeology. This is can be a full-time or a part-time opportunity with an option to work remotely a few days a week.

Under the direction of the Sr. Architectural Historian, in Tampa you will have the opportunity to conduct cultural resource desktop reviews, assist with document coordination, and assist with background research and field surveys for a wide range of projects primarily related to transportation and development for clients in both the private and public sectors. This job provides opportunities to gain experience and grow in the cultural resource and NEPA profession.

Job Duties:

- Conducting preliminary project reviews for potential cultural resource issues. This can be for a variety of project types, including but not limited to transportation and development projects. This includes the use of ArcGIS, on line resources, and library or archival research.

- Assisting with all types of historical and/or archaeological research and conducting cultural resource surveys.

- Following all quality control guidelines established by Atkins.

- Maintaining fieldwork documentation and reporting according to Atkins standards.

- Tracking and maintaining progress for assigned tasks, independently resolve issues, show initiative, and work to creatively increase efficiency in assigned tasks.

- Coordinating and communicating with management and co-workers in a coherent and expeditious manner.

- Work on projects through all phases from initiation to completion including conducting background research, field investigations, report writing and seeking concurrence.

- You must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travel to project sites. Assignments may be out of town and you are expected to travel to where the work is as necessary. Projects will generally be in Florida but could also be located outside of the state, as needed.


At minimum, must meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards for History, Architectural History, or Archaeology, including a graduate degree in History, Architectural History, Archaeology or a closely related field with at least two years of full-time professional CRM experience conducting background research and cultural resource surveys plus demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.


- Candidates must have knowledge or experience with a sufficient subset or combination of the following activities: historical and/or archaeological research, historical and/or archeological resource surveys and cultural resource management services.

- Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards and must qualify as a Historian, Architectural Historian, or Archaeologist on federal, state, and local cultural resource permits.

- Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with National Historic Preservation Act regulations (including Section 106) and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements pertinent to cultural resources.

- Candidates must have some experience working with ArcGIS.

- Candidates must have familiarity with the Florida Master Site File (FMSF) or similar SHPO site file documentation.

- Excellent technical and interpersonal skills required.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

- Good analytical skills and attention to detail, technical writing, computer and communication skills.


- Familiarity with reading transportation engineering plans is a benefit but not required.

- Familiarity with nominating resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

- It is desirable that candidates have familiarity with NEPA studies including cultural resource components of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments (EIS/EAs).

- Knowledge of or familiarity with coordinating with SHPOs, THPOs, federal and state agency representatives, and land owners/managers regarding cultural resources would be beneficial. Experience with Florida Department of Transportation FDOT and the Florida SHPO are preferred but experience with DOT and SHPO offices in other states instead of Florida would be acceptable.

- Familiarity with HABS/HAER/HALS.

- Professional certification/registration may be required. 


B.S. or B.A. in a field of Science to commensurate with hiring discipline, i.e., Archaeology, Architectural History. The ideal candidate will have an Architectural Historian preservation background.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/ Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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