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Architectural Historian

  • Job reference: NA-002402
  • Sector: Information Communications, Programme Management, Support Services, Transportation
  • Location: Tampa
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Tampa, Florida office as an Architectural Historian.


Under supervision, performs standard cultural resource work while developing professional proficiency. Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Tampa cultural resource staff as an Architectural Historian, with experience in architectural history. 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.


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 research and conducting historic resource surveys.

Following all quality control and safety 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.

Candidate must be willing and prepared to spend time in the field and travel to project sites. Assignments may be out of town and candidates 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.


B.S. or B.A. in a field of Science to commensurate with hiring discipline. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with directly related Bachelor's degree; no experience is required with a Master's degree.


Good analytical skills and attention to detail; technical writing, computer and communication skills. 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, GIS, and cultural resource management services.


No professional registration is required.


At minimum, must meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Architectural History, including a graduate degree in Architectural History, or a closely related field with at least four 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 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.

Experience with HABS/HAER/HALS is a benefit but not required.

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 equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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