Department: Western Cultural Resources Group
Western Cultural Resource Department Manager
POWER Engineers, Inc., through its Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specializes in the areas of siting/routing, air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 + offices located across the country and internationally.
POWER is seeking a Department Manager to lead our Cultural Resource Department in the Western U.S. The Western Cultural team includes professional archaeologists performing work in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S.
Roles and Responsibilities
The position requires extensive experience in directing and peer reviewing archaeological investigations including records reviews, archival research, ethnographic research, intensive pedestrian surveys, testing, and data recovery. The position also requires experience in agency consultation, tribal consultation, Section 106 compliance, and developing agreement documents. The Department Manager is also responsible for developing scopes or work, budgets, and schedules for all of these cultural resource services and directs team members across the country. Knowledge and understanding of both Western and Eastern U.S. archaeological resource issues and methodologies is necessary.
This manager must have strong communication (both oral and written) and managerial skills. Department Managers are required to conduct bi-annual employee reviews, ensure POWER safety policies are implemented, participate in Environmental Division monthly administrative meetings, review monthly financial statements, and manage staff utilization for the department. A Department Manager is also required to prepare an annual business plan.
Successful candidates must have the following:
Master’s degree in Anthropology, History, or related degree
Ten (10) + years of successful experience coordinating or managing cultural resources studies
Registered Professional Archaeologist
Extensive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in federal and state cultural resource laws and regulations, including the National Historic Preservation Act and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act
Skills in cultural resource investigations, artifact analysis, regulatory compliance, technical writing, and project management
Successful experience in proposal writing and presentations, generating business development leads, and building/maintaining strong client relationships
Demonstrated supervisory skills with a staff in multiple locations
Strong communication skills with clients, project staff, project managers, and division management
The ability to define and understand client requirements and manage expectations
Ph.D. in Anthropology, History, or related degree
Fifteen (15) + years of successful experience managing cultural resource management projects and department staff