Principal Investigator (Permanent Full Time) - San Antonio, TX - Pape-Dawson Engineers

Pape-Dawson Engineers

Job Title: Principal Investigator
# Positions: 1

Location: San Antonio, TX


This position is responsible for the oversight of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, final report production, and curation, which is to be in compliance with quality standards for the technical work and in accordance with various agency requirements and guidelines, as well as general standards of scientific quality. Other aspects of this role will be managing budgets, preparing proposals, interacting with clients and regulatory agencies, as well as managing other technical professionals.


  • Direct technical work
  • Provide expertise with regulatory compliance at federal, state, and local levels
  • Agency and client coordination
  • Prepare scopes of work and budgets
  • Lead fieldwork
  • Author large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents, as appropriate and needed
  • Provide artifact analysis
  • Actively participate in professional organizations and development
  • Mentor and train junior staff


  • Master of Arts/Science in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of experience supervising archaeological investigations, such as Phase I surveys, Phase II testing, or Phase III data recoveries, artifact analysis, and report writing on projects in Texas
  • Candidate must have two years of experience in San Antonio or the greater South Central Texas region with preferred experience on historic and Spanish Colonial sites
  • Working knowledge of Section 106 of the NHPA, Antiquities Code of Texas, and NEPA
  • Working knowledge of City of San Antonio’s Unified Development Code preferred
  • Proven ability to direct and mentor field and lab technicians
  • No permits in default
  • Experience writing technical reports from start to finish
  • Experience with digital data collection platforms and Global Positioning Systems
  • Must be able to work in the field under various terrain and weather conditions on a consistent basis
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be able to walk and stand for prolonged time periods; dig with a variety of hand tools, bend, kneel, and stand
  • Must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs. such as a bucket filled with rocks or soil; boxes of stone artifacts
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be flexible to work within the office hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday with occasional overtime, as needed

*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a technical writing sample


Application Instructions: Please visit our website at to submit your resume in consideration of this position.

Rebecca Earle | Recruiting Coordinator
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
TBPE Firm Registration #470 | TBPLS Firm Registration #10028800

2000 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78213
P: 210.375.9000 | E: REarle@...

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