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Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Career Level: Hourly
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


 One of the nation's most respected environmental consulting firms is actively seeking an Architectural Historian for work based out of its Pittsburgh, PA office location.


Tetra Tech Inc is accepting resumes for Architectural Historian.  The applicant must have an advanced understanding of the cultural/historic resource aspects of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental laws.  The applicant must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualifications standards for Architectural History.  Experience with projects permitted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and oil and gas project in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio is preferred.


Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


The position of Architectural Historian requires experience in the investigation and documentation of historic structures, districts, landscapes and other aboveground cultural resources.  Responsibilities will include the following.   


  • Author Eligibility and Effects Reports
  • Author sections of NEPA documents
  • Agency coordination
  • Work on and prioritize a variety of technical assignments and complete work satisfactorily and on schedule
  • Ability and willingness to travel on out-of-town assignments

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:


At least five years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or

A substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history. 


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows/Office software applications required.  Individual must have ample organizational skills, ability to manage time-critical situations in order to fulfill deadline requirements, and strong ability to work in team situations.  Ability to search for pertinent facts and data, analyze and evaluate information, and form accurate conclusions.   Have the ability to work on and prioritize a variety of technical assignments and complete work satisfactorily and on schedule.  


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as technical reports, guidance manuals, regulatory documents, field notes, and/or tables.  Ability to write clear and concise sections of technical reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively with coworkers, internal project managers, and external clients. 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  The candidate should be familiar with basic surveying and mapping principles and be able to operate a Total Station surveying instrument.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and perform field investigation activities that could potentially require the following: performing strenuous fieldwork under a variety of site and weather conditions; standing, crouching and sitting to facilitate collecting site information; negotiating difficult terrain for extended periods of time performing field surveys, lifting and/or carrying field equipment and other items weighing up to 40 pounds; and potential exposure to natural (e.g., poison ivy) and hazards. Must be able to perform and maintain rigorous detailed documentation of field activities. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The employee will be required to travel via air or land. The employee may be required to conduct site visits and field activities at places and times where exposure to outdoor weather conditions is part of the working environment. 


The noise level in the primary work environmental is usually moderate i.e., business office with typewriters and/or computers, printers, and light traffic.  During field assignments, high noise levels such as those from operating heavy construction equipment may be experienced.

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.


For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

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