Archaeological Principal Investigator (Full-Time) – 65 to 85k Salary – Nationwide

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Environmental Solutions and Innovations, Inc. (ESI) is building something special in Cultural Resources.  We firmly believe in empowering our people because we understand that a first-rate consulting company is assembled from engaged and passionate people.

Come talk to us about earning a spot on one of the fastest organically growing CRM groups in the nation.  We are intentionally building a great home for good archaeologists wanting to provide excellent service.   We value collaborative, personally driven folks who retain their curiosity and enthusiasm about the past and for our industry.

ESI is a medium-sized environmental consulting firm with over 20 years’ experience assisting clients in complying with state and federal policies related to the natural and cultural environment. ESI’s team includes over 80 fulltime archaeologists, scientists, and engineers with specialties ranging from architectural history to animal ecology to field archaeology to wetland science to regulations. ESI has solidified its professional integrity while building ourselves into a leading CRM authority through hard work and reputation. For more information, check out our website at

We are seeking a full-time Principal Investigator to complement its Cultural Resources Group. As part of the team, the successful candidate is responsible for timely and cost-effective conception, implementation, and completion of projects in addition to design and implementation of effective research designs within scheduling and budget constraints.

Exceptional organizational and record keeping skills are imperative to successfully manage multiple archaeological projects concurrently, satisfying client requirements and maintaining professional and company standards and ethics. Quality communication skills are required as this position coordinates project input from clients, agencies, staff and subcontractors.  Must have experience with a broad range oof cultural resource projects including, but not limited to, the energy sector.

Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the field work, report preparation and content, National Register evaluation recommendations, preliminary evaluations of project effects and project staff management.

The successful candidate’s expertise includes day-to-day, hands-on management and participation with a keen eye for quality and completeness.  Demonstrated communication excellence, both written and verbal, and the ability to effectively supervise people are requisite.  This position requires up to 30% travel outside the local area, often overnight, and reports directly to the Cultural Resources Group Manager.


  • MA in anthropology, archaeology, or related field.
  • CRM project management experience
  • 4 plus years of report writing experience.


  • 5 years of relevant field experience.
  • Must be able to pass all pre-hire screenings.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


  • The starting salary will be $65,000 to 85,000.
  • This position is eligible for ESI’s standard benefits package.

 Apply: Please submit a resume and inquiries to using the email subject “Archaeological Principal Investigator”.

ESI is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. ESI does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.