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National Cultural Resources Manager

National Cultural Resources Manager

Job Description

Atkins 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. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firm 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. At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative programs and projects. As the official engineer of the 2012 London Olympics, few companies can rival the size, complexity, and diversity of our projects. Whether it’s a concept for sustainable urban development, the upgrade of critical transportation and energy infrastructure, building a flood defense system or restoring resilient coastal ecosystems and communities, we plan, design and enable solutions.
Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join Atkins North America as our National Cultural Resources Manager. Under general direction, you will lead and supervise the technical staff and technical production of our Cultural Resources practice centered in Austin, Texas and including personnel in several other offices nationwide (~50 personnel). You will be asked to provide leadership, direction, and technical guidance to staff to ensure that quality technical services are provided to clients and that your technical practice meets its operating performance targets. You will be asked to manage technical projects, client relations, business development, and financial management of the Cultural Resources practice to ensure quality, safety, client satisfaction, regulatory compliance, continued production backlog, and profitability of all projects within the Cultural Resources practice.
Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:
Staff Administration:
Working closely with the Environmental Sciences Practice Director, Business Unit Managers, and various Project Managers you will identify current and future staffing availability based on technical and budgetary requirements, future workload, and staffing projections. You will recommend salary levels for new hires and initiate salary and position adjustment and retention actions for staff, subject to senior management review and approval. You will conduct semi-annual performance reviews and annual career planning sessions with direct reports. You will provide staff with ongoing performance feedback and counsel to promote technical performance and career development. You will help staff identify and pursue technical and professional development activities consistent with their career development goals, practice objectives, and company needs. You will ensure staff compliance with company policies and procedures including safety, regulatory compliance, and technical quality assurance and quality control.
Project Production and Management:
You will ensure appropriate staff allocation to projects in consideration of required technical skills and capabilities, geography, project schedules, budgets, key milestone dates, and work products. You will monitor and promote compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the practice. You will review project QC plans and conduct periodic QA compliance audits on current or recently completed projects. You will assist staff in developing and maintaining close working relationships with other technical practices, business units, and project managers.
Technical Excellence:
You will maintain visibility and professional currency by actively participating in professional organizations and will encourage and support staff to do the same. This will include activities such as: chairing technical sessions at conferences, giving invited and contributed presentations, and writing technical publications. You will work with Practice and Technical Directors to design and implement development tracks for technical staff, with a focus on building technical excellence at all levels of the organization.
Marketing and Client Maintenance:
You will participate in pursuing new project opportunities for the firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective clients, leading and contributing to new project pursuits and proposals, participating in trade conferences and client meetings, etc.
Contracts and Financial:
You will assist sales leads and project managers in staffing new pursuits, developing budgets and schedules, and will support contract negotiation efforts. You will have responsibility for approving purchase requests for capital items for your practice as specified in the firm’s Authorization Matrix.
You will perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

Job Requirements

The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:
This position requires a technical graduate degree (MA, MS, or PhD) in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Resources, Cultural Resources Management or other closely related field. This level may be achieved by technical professionals or technical managers with 12 years of experience, with at least three of these years in positions with project management and supervisory responsibilities.
• Candidates must have supervisory experience leading field investigations and conducting general cultural resources project management.
• Candidates must have knowledge or experience with archaeological investigations, surveys, testing, monitoring, and mitigation; historic resource surveys; historic building and structures inventories; historical and archival research; cemetery investigations, and cultural resource management services.
• Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards and must qualify as a Principal Investigator 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 experience coordinating with SHPOs, THPOs, federal and state agency representatives, and land owners/managers regarding cultural resources.
• Candidates must have experience managing or overseeing cultural resource laboratory facilities and curation activities.
• Excellent technical and interpersonal skills required.
• Proven ability to manage individuals and teams, provide leadership, and conduct management of technical projects.
• Candidates must have business skills and vision, excellent verbal and written communication, and be able to represent the firm effectively to clients, key public officials, regulatory agencies, professional organizations, and the community in general.
• To support our personnel, projects, and clients in Texas, it is highly desirable that candidates have experience working with THC and have or are able to obtain TxDOT pre-certifications relevant to cultural resources investigations and management.
• Similar to the above, comparable qualifications and certifications to support personnel, projects, and clients in other geographies are also desired, including but not limited to Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and California.
• It is desirable that candidates have experience with NEPA studies including Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments (EIS/EAs).
• Experience with clients and sectors that align well to multiple Atkins' business units and service lines is preferable. Relevant sectors include but are not limited to transportation; energy; water resources; ports; coastal restoration; local, state, and federal government; commercial and industrial development; etc.
Professional registration or certifications pertinent to cultural resources are desirable, e.g. RPA, DOT pre-certifications, etc.
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.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Management
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Architecture - Building, Entertainment
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID US-001408
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National Cultural Resources Manager

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