Cultural Resources Project Manager- San Antonio, Texas

Lynn Hoganson

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SWCA is a nationwide environmental consulting firm. We help clients navigate the environmental compliance process using scientific expertise and in-depth knowledge of the industries we serve.

We are employee owned and we’ve been in business for more than 35 years and are recognized leaders for bringing sound science and creative solutions to our clients. Our biologists, archaeologists, planners, and technical experts work together to preserve natural and cultural resources for tomorrow while enabling projects that benefit people today.

About the opportunity

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

We are looking for a Cultural Resources Project Manager with experience in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology. The person selected will assist to plan and execute projects in Central and South Texas, and beyond. The successful applicant will have previously prepared proposals for various types of clients in the private and public sectors. She or he will have a good understanding of Texas Antiquities Code, National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act compliance. The applicant should be able to work independently for 40 or more hours per week, sometimes on an unpredictable schedule. This is a regular, full-time position. The position is based in the Alamo City - San Antonio, Texas - and the applicant should be located in, or be willing to relocate to, that location.

The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic central Texas cultural and environmental resources planning team that enjoys excellent relationships with a wide range of local, regional, and state agencies, as well as private and nonprofit clients. Our San Antonio office offers a unique work environment in a great city.

What you will accomplish

Your primary responsibilities will include working with SWCA staff and clients to develop proposals and to conduct and manage cultural resources survey and monitoring projects within the San Antonio region. Other activities can include: National Register evaluative testing; site significance evaluations in relation to local, state and federal guidelines; developing mitigation strategies to avoid, or correct, adverse effects and impacts to historic properties; data recovery studies; and preparing / reviewing reports for regulatory compliance within the Central Texas, South Texas and the Texas-Gulf Coast region.

Additional related responsibilities will be to: schedule and oversee data collection and field studies; prepare deliverables related to environmental and cultural resource permitting; perform due diligence and constraints analyses; develop mitigation plans; and monitor project budgets. SWCA encourages staff and provides time to develop presentations for local, regional, and national conferences and forums.

As a core member of the San Antonio Cultural Resources Program, the successful applicant would also take a lead and collaborative role in pursuing new project opportunities and supervising / mentoring current field staff.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field (meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s standards, 36 CFR, Part 61)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Cultural Resource Management

Preferred experience includes:

  • Working in San Antonio and its environs;
  • Working on a variety of project types, sizes and time periods;
  • Working on project aspects from pre-field tasks through final report preparation;
  • Working in multiple regions of Texas and Gulf Coast;
  • Working with a variety of regulatory agencies;
  • Familiarity with the history and prehistory of Central Texas and other regions within the state and the Gulf Coast;
  • Demonstrated ability to hold and complete a Texas Antiquities Permit as a Principal Investigator;
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty areas within archaeology (prehistoric or historic) required;
  • Primary report authorship in a CRM context and experience providing quality control review of field documents, site forms and reports required.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms in the US and ranks in the Top 100 of Engineering News-Record’s Environmental Firms.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time




Lynn Hoganson
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner


SWCA Environmental Consultants
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