AECOM Architectural Historian in Germantown, Maryland

United States of America - Maryland, Germantown

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,

  • 2+ years of experience in related field, academic experience accepted, 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

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 Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 198883BR

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.