Cultural Resources Project Manager

SWCA Environmental Consultants - Bismarck, ND 58501

Posted: 8/3/2017
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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.


Our Bismarck office has an exciting opportunity for a Cultural Resources Project Manager to be a core member of the Cultural Resources Program. Your role will be to take on the responsibility for a successful project execution, pursue project opportunities, managing projects and clients, and conduct and supervise fieldwork.


  • Manage all aspects of projects, including fieldwork, research, and report writing, with responsibility for successful on-time and on-budget completion of projects. 
  • Take leadership in business development and marketing, including developing new client relationships, attending various conference and networking events. 
  • Coordinate productively with clients and agency representatives. 
  • Supervise, direct, and instruct personnel in the field and in the office. 
  • Conduct and oversee fieldwork, including inventory, data recovery, and monitoring. Manage QA/QC, organize and track data. Conduct field GPS data collection using Trimble units and/or tablets.
  • Conduct and oversee laboratory analysis and office-based research. 
  • Prepare and create technical, high quality proposals, scientific reports, site form preparation, research, and literature reviews within scope, on budget, and on time with little supervisory oversight.
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner. Must also demonstrate ability to anticipate problems early and can take action and make decisions in a timely manner.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field required; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in Cultural Resource Management required; preferred experience includes working on a variety of project types and sizes, on all project aspects (from pre-field tasks through final report preparation), in multiple regions, and with a variety of regulatory agencies
  • Eligibility for BLM permits in this region required; eligibility for North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana permit preferred; work experience in the Great Plains preferred
  • 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
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project planning, coordination, scheduling, creating/tracking budgets, and understanding of all aspects of a project from pre-field tasks to final report preparation
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (i.e., National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106) governing cultural resource management in the Rocky Mountain and Plains region required (preparation and review of cultural reports, site forms, literature reviews, mitigation plans strongly preferred)
  • Experience leading large field crews preferred

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 and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


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

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