AECOM Entry Level Architectural Historian in Germantown, Maryland

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Position Title Entry Level Architectural Historian

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a talented Architectural Historian to join the Impact Assessment & Permitting Department’s Architectural History Practice in the company’s Germantown, Maryland office. The successful candidate will join an established cultural resource management team and work with other Architectural Historians and Archaeologists in a collegial, intellectually-stimulating environment that fosters professional development. The successful candidate will work on a diverse range of projects for a well-developed client base that includes working with federal agencies, state and local government, and private sector clients.

As one of the largest engineering, construction and technical services firms worldwide, AECOM's more than 87,500 people apply their talent and initiative on projects that reshape and improve the world's infrastructure, manage and modernize vital industries, improve the environment, and serve government agencies in a variety of roles. Our Germantown, MD office is a center of excellence for a variety of environmental assessment, investigation, and survey services to federal, state, and local government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, and many manufacturing and commercial clients.

Project work will encompass the full scope of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) activities including: architectural surveys; NRHP evaluations through determinations of eligibility and formal NRHP nominations; effects determinations pursuant to NHPA Section 106 as well as cultural resource impact analyses in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); documentation and recordation of historic properties; writing Section 106 agreement documents, including Memoranda of Agreements and Programmatic Agreements; participation in Section 106 consultation; preparing 4(f) Evaluation Reports under the Department of Transportation Act; and working on teams preparing Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation.

The successful candidate must be a flexible, enthusiastic, proactive, and detail-oriented professional. The Architectural Historian will report to the Architectural History Practice Manager. The candidate will provide technical support to the Impact Assessment and Permitting Department and individual Project Managers. The position requires the individual to be competent in historical research through local libraries, historical societies, and archives; to write and edit historic contexts and technical reports; to follow directions and report templates; and to work with established team of professionals.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares written reports, state inventory forms, NRHP evaluations and nominations, etc

  • Works with interdisciplinary teams to produce a wide range of educational and interpretive work products

  • Effectively supports the preparation of proposals and generates proposals under senior guidance

  • Interacts with clients to expand work assignments or market new work

  • Proactively recognizes and appropriately addresses health and safety issues for entire team

  • Completes high-quality work

  • Interacts, under supervisor’s guidance, with client and regulatory personnel on routine tasks

  • This position may provide long-term, on-site support to major clients and as such may require travel for extended periods of time

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in architectural history, history, public history, or historic preservation, or other closely related field

  • 0-2 years of experience in related field, preferably in the cultural resource management (CRM) field

  • High degree of professionalism, self-motivation, and desire to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written (writing sample requested)

  • Solid report writing and organization skills

  • Good working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required

  • Self-motivated, driven, and hard working

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment

  • Strong experience with CRM and historic preservation, including ability to work on wide range of projects, within interdisciplinary teams, and balance a demanding workload

  • Familiar with Federal, notably CRM requirements, processes, and guidance, including Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Park Service (NPS) National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) bulletins, and Secretary of the Interior’s Standards on the Treatment of Historic Properties

  • Knowledge of the NRHP eligibilitiy criteria and aspects of integrity

  • Position requires fieldwork and candidate must be able to travel

  • Must posses a valid Driver's license

  • Excellent and relevant references

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional years of experience are preferred

  • Experience with performing CRM and NEPA work for Federal, State, municipal, and commercial customers

  • Prior Business Development experience with private sector CRM firm

  • Prior experience in completing HABS and/or HAER historical documentation

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Planning

Business Group

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179056BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.