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AECOM Architectural Historian in Atlanta, Georgia

United States of America - Georgia, Atlanta

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Architectural Historian for immediate employment in the Atlanta, GA office. The candidate will join an excellent team with significant career growth potential. This Architectural Historian position will support the multi-discipline environmental group in Transportation. This candidate will perform tasks ranging from fieldwork, research, report writing, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping among other duties.

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

  • Performing unsupervised field tasks, such as historic resource surveys and research (i.e. web-based, archival, deed, literary, interviews, etc.).

  • Gathering data and other information to be used in the preparation of environmental reports of investigations; compiling and organizing data collected by others.

  • Preparing reports including: Historic Resource Survey Reports, Assessment of Effects, Findings of No Historic Properties Affected, Photographic Permanent Archival Records, HABS/HAER documentation, and more.

  • Preparing data and scientific documents to include maps/figures, technical reports, agency coordination, Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding (MOAs/MOUs), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.

  • Working under the supervision of senior staff but capable of completing all but the most complex tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Assisting senior staff with business development for the Transportation Group.

  • Conducting interdisciplinary collaboration with engineers and assorted environmental specialists.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, or related field.

  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History.

  • 2 or more years of professional experience in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and historic preservation, including ability to work on a wide range of projects, within interdisciplinary teams, and balance a demanding workload.

  • 2 or more years of experience with Federal and State 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, Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and the Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA).

  • 2 or more years of experience with applying NRHP eligibility criteria and aspects of integrity to historic resources.

  • 1 or more years of experience performing historic resources field surveys and preparing reports for transportation projects administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, or related field.

  • Experience performing historic resources surveys and preparing reports for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and/or Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

  • Experience coordinating historic resource evaluations and assessments with the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and receiving concurrence.

  • Familiarity with Google Earth Pro, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam Revu, ArcGIS Pro and/or ArcMap.

  • Experience reading and interpreting transportation plans.

  • Experience applying the Criteria of Adverse Effect under Section 106 and preparing Assessment of Effects reports.

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

  • Excellent communication skills, including both written and oral expertise. Ability to work independently but to communicate activities/progress to team members and management. Self-motivate

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252116BR

Virtual: No

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.