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Cultural Resources Department Manager

Power Engineers

Anaheim, CA 92805
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Cultural Resources Department Manager



Department:Cultural Resources Group


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 U.S. The Cultural team includes professional archaeologists located in offices located in Freeport, Boston, Cincinnati, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Anaheim, and we prefer the Department Manager work in one of these eight offices. However, our organization has the flexibility to allow the location for this position to be in any POWER office located in the United States. 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.

Required Education/Experience

Successful candidates must have the following:

+ Masters 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

Preferred Education/Experience

+ Ph.D. in Anthropology, History, or related degree

+ Fifteen (15) + years of successful experience managing cultural resource management projects and department staff

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients first choice. These traits and deep technical skill account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.


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