Cultural Resources Team Lead

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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for a Cultural Resources Team Lead to join our Arlington, TX operations. This position will be instrumental in leading and growing a robust cultural resources program. You will serve as a Principal Investigator to ensure technical rigor and Section 106 compliance.  You will support existing clients and projects, conduct business and client development, and mentor junior staff while maintain a high-quality scientific and technical quality in alignment with SWCA goals and objectives. The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $100,000 per year.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity reporting to our Arlington Office Director.  Relocation assistance available!

What you will accomplish

  • Partner with regional directors to set the strategy for the program and contribute to the regional strategy
  • As an SWCA leader you will be expected to bring and implement a vision to increase the business operations and revenue plans for the office
  • Successfully conduct business development in the local market
  • Manage all project deliverables to clients
  • Demonstrate proficiency in project management and effective delegation and oversight of all program goals
  • Mentor and supervise junior staff
  • Meet or exceed financial metrics as set during business planning
  • Contribute to fostering a collaborative team environment that contributes to successful projects and successful team members in the local offices and with other SWCA offices as part of OneSWCA
  • Dedication to scientific integrity and quality work products for all clientele
  • Oversee proposal and marketing coordination and management of key proposal and marketing efforts

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant Cultural resources experience required
  • Two (2) years of experience in business development, project management, fieldwork, and consulting required. Five (5) years preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation. Five (5) years preferred
  • Demonstrated ability working collaboratively across state and regional physical boundaries with internal staff and clients
  • Experience managing a diverse team of professionals – mentor, develop, and retain key team players
  • Have a proven client network
  • Strong business development skills as a “seller/doer” to develop productive business relationships with agency, client, and industry contacts
  • Experience overseeing or managing large projects as project manager
  • Environmental consulting/professional services experience
  • Ability to travel an estimated 20% to the field

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

SWCA offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes participation in our ESOP program. Take a glance at some of our benefits by going to

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

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