About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for a Cultural Resources Team Lead. The selected individual will lead and grow a developing team and support various projects in at least one, if not more of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, and/or Iowa. We work to support our client’s needs across multiple service areas including renewable generation, oil and gas, and transmission.
This is a permanent, full-time position. The successful applicant will serve as a Principal Investigator to ensure technical rigor and Section 106 Compliance. This position will be instrumental in leading and growing a robust cultural resources program that includes supporting existing clients and projects, capturing new work and clients, mentoring junior staff, encouraging teamwork and cooperation, working with other offices, and driving overall scientific and business excellence.
The Team Lead position falls into our Organizational Leadership Career Mountain, and is about leading people and managing operations in ways that benefit the broader organization. Individuals in this Career Focus Area are responsible for fostering an environment of collaboration among people, offices, and regions. They are accountable for ensuring that business operations are efficient, well-understood, and optimally aligned.
This position is available to work in our Chicago, IL office or remotely within the Midwest region.
What you will accomplish
- Oversee all aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production to ensure compliance with SWCA's high quality standards for technical work, survey plan development, agency requirements and guidelines, and general standards of scientific quality.
- Serve as the primary author and subject matter expert on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents.
- Manage the technical execution and financial performance of individual cultural resources projects and effectively coordinate with and manage clients and agencies.
- Manage client relationships and conduct business development with new and existing clients.
- Network within agencies and industry organizations to establish and expand our state and regional client base and revenue in the areas of archaeology, historic architecture, permitting, and broad-based cultural resources services.
- Identify and qualify sales opportunities (prospects and proposals), manage opportunities, and make recommendations to the Office Director.
- Supervise, instruct, mentor, and facilitate professional growth and development of all cultural resources personnel.
- Take initiative and resolve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most efficient manner.
Experience and qualifications for success
- Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or demonstrated equivalent.
- Minimum of (8) eight years of progressively responsible experience in business development, managing projects, fieldwork, consulting, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation.
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for archaeology and/or architectural history.
- Possess advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology).
- Demonstrated experience in supervising, mentoring, and providing leadership for other cultural resources professionals.
- Strong business development skills as a “seller/doer” to develop productive business relationships with agency, client, and industry contacts.
- Emphasis in Midwest archaeology, with experience conducting and leading archaeological projects in the Great Lakes area.
- Proven experience working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other Federal agencies.
- Working relationships with Tribal Nations that have an interest in the Midwestern United States.
- Familiarity and experience working with the regional State Historic Preservation Offices and Offices of the State Archaeologist.
- Experience preparing NEPA documents to support Section 106 consultation for a variety of federal agencies.
- Involvement with regional and national professional historic or archaeological societies.
- Relocation benefits are available for this position for those interested in relocating to the Midwest region.
- This position is available for remote work within the Midwest region.
- Ability to travel 10%.
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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Employees in this position are eligible for consideration for SWCA’s annual bonus program, which provides awards based on individual and organizational performance. To review additional benefits associated with this position, click here: https://www.swca.com/careers/benefits
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