Log in

Senior Cultural Resources Specialist / Project Manager (Sacramento, CA, US)

11 Jan 2022 3:58 PM | Dina Rivera (Administrator)

Senior Cultural Resources Specialist / Project Manager - (163899)



About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Watch our 'About Us' video

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Senior Cultural Resource Specialist, we'll count on you to:

  • Take responsibility for assessment, preparation of documents, reports and findings for archaeological surveys
  • Develop and monitor tasks, schedules and cost estimates, and assess applicable requirements and processes for cultural resource projects
  • Lead and support Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and CEQA efforts.
  • Conduct field work, participate in meetings and develop compliance strategy
  • Take part in all processes with cultural resources projects, including field investigations and agency coordination
  • Plan and develop projects or design activities that have significant impact on major company programs as needed
  • Serve as a technical expert with recognized authority in an area of specialization that resolves problems of greater scope and complexity as needed
  • Develop new work streams, work directly with clients and possibly serve as client manager
  • Work with cross-sector teams to optimize project delivery and new business development.
  • Plan, organize and supervise work of medium to large staff of professionals and technicians as needed
  • Serve as Project Manager on larger projects as needed, but project management is not sole focus of position
  • Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History or closely related field
  • 10+ years archaeological experience, planning, managing and executing cultural resources investigations
  • Utility and Department of Transportation experience
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) certification
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • Proven ability to manage multiple field crews
  • Excellent communication and client interaction skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Requires ability to travel
  • Successful candidates must be familiar with field study design and documentation, regulatory framework for cultural resource management, and GIS utilities
  • Must be able to handle cultural resources in a variety of geographic settings primarily through CA
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  


Primary Location

: United States-California-Sacramento

Other Locations

: United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-California-Folsom


: Power


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Regular

BusinessClass: Relicensing

Job Posting

: Oct 13, 2021

Find Out More

Register of Professional Archaeologists
411 East Northfield Drive, Box 9
Brownsburg, IN  46112

Phone: (317) 798-3001

Grievance Hotline: (410) 246-2150

You do not have to be an RPA/RA to file a Grievance

Email: info@rpanet.org

© Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software