Permanent Full-time Project Director - Albuquerque, NM

Kent Mead

Project Director – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Harris Environmental Group (HEG) is hiring a full-time Project Director (PD) for cultural resources projects throughout the Southwest U.S. This position will be based out of our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. The PD will direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of Field Directors or Crew Chiefs, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets.

The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology, thus, a graduate degree is required for this position.


·         Graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field (required)

·         At least 5 years of supervisory experience in CRM, including at least 2 years’ experience as Field Director or Project Director (required)

·         At least 4 years of experience in CRM in the Southwest (required)

·         Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits in NM, AZ, UT, NV, and/or CO (preferred)

·         Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes (preferred)

·         Experience with scheduling and budgeting projects (preferred)

·         Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports (required)

·         Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects (preferred)

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents

·         Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production

·         Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time

·         Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional standards and guidelines

·         Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work

·         Conduct content edits of technical reports

·         Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

·         The position may require up to 25-percent travel and field time.

This is a full-time, salaried position, eligible for full benefits. The starting salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000. HEG’s benefit package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, flexible work schedules, telework options, paid time off, and a retirement plan with employer contributions. Per diem is provided for projects outside of the Albuquerque area.

HEG ( is a woman-owned cultural and natural resources consulting firm, specializing in the western U.S. Our team includes archaeologists, architectural historians, wildlife biologists, environmental scientists, plant ecologists, and administrative personnel. We have a long history of working with federal, state, and local agencies throughout the West. Our business is growing, and we are looking forward to welcoming new members to our team.

HEG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, or military service.

Please send a letter of interest (including date of availability) and CV or resume to Kent Mead at kmead@...