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Architectural History Project Manager

Position Description

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Mid-to Senior-level Architectural History Project Manager to be based out of one of our California offices. Under the direction of the Architectural History Program Manager, you will be responsible for project management of cultural resources work products and fieldwork, business development, and other client services for cultural resources projects.


Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage cultural resources projects and budgets
  • Mentor and manage staff
  • Business development
  • Develop architectural history proposals and budgets
  • Review and prepare technical reports and historic evaluations for compliance with NEPA, Section 106 and CEQA
  • Conduct reviews of projects for Conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
  • Provide Historic Preservation Planning to assist agencies with Certificates of Appropriateness and plan review
  • Lead/conduct field surveys
  • Develop and implement historic mitigation
  • Perform archival research
  • Review and prepare historic documentation
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams for successful project execution
  • Quality assurance/quality control of various cultural resource projects
  • As appropriate, writing and reviewing technical reports and proposals
  • Other duties as required by cultural resources Program Managers and others


This Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:

  • Meets or exceeds the qualifications detailed in 36 CFR part 61, for Architectural History
  • Minimum of 6 years of cultural resource project management experience in a consulting environment
  • Experience working as part of a team of cultural resources professionals
  • A thorough understanding of CEQA and NEPA as they relate to built environment/cultural resources and Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Expertise in interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • Expertise conducting historic evaluations in accordance with national, state and local criteria
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, strong time management skills, and innovative
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and to manage multiple projects, deadlines, priorities and teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Prior experience in California


  • Located and experience working in Southern California
  • Experience working with utilities and transportation agencies
  • General knowledge of the laws and guidelines affecting the identification and treatment of archaeological resources

Company/Organization Description

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as the #1 ‘Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For’ by the Zweig Group in 2021. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 12 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.


The base salary range for this full-time position is $80,000-$110,000, plus benefits and bonus. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Pay Range (Annual): $80,000 – $100,000
Location: Ventura, CA
Job Type: Full Time

How to Apply

Please apply on our careers page for more locations or through this direct link for Los Angeles: https://rinconconsultants.applytojob.com/apply/dL79hXdKEL/Architectural-History-Project-Manager

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