Project Archaeologist-PM
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Project Manager — Cultural Resources (archaeology) (HR Title – Project Archaeologist) to support our growing archaeology/cultural resources business in the Rocky Mountain Plains region. Projects will be located throughout Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The position will support projects and clients representing diverse sectors. The ideal candidate will possess extensive cultural resource management/environmental consulting and project management experience.  SWCA is looking for the right candidate to take on existing and future projects and help build our presence throughout the region. The position would be based out of any of our offices in the Rocky Mountains/Plains region (e.g., Broomfield or Fort Collins, Colorado;  Bismarck, ND; Sheridan, WY; Salt Lake City, UT).  Note that this position can be remote.  This is a regular (with benefits), salaried, full-time position.

Cultural Resources/Archaeological candidates with more or less experience than highlighted below are also encouraged to apply.

Please provide a cover letter in addition to your resume.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing, 1,700 staff, employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of cultural resources and environmental services.  Our Vision (the North Star) is to make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack.  Come join our team!

What you will accomplish

  • Manage all aspects of projects, including fieldwork, research, and report writing, with responsibility for successful on-time and on-budget completion of projects, including successful change management as required.
  • Collaborate with other project managers across the company to expand our knowledge base and nationwide project delivery.
  • Work with clients and agency representatives.
  • Oversee fieldwork and manage Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) review.
  • Prepare and create technical, high-quality proposals, scientific reports, and literature reviews with little supervisory oversight.
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner. Must also demonstrate ability to anticipate problems early and take action and make decisions in a timely manner.

Experience and qualifications for success


  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or other related cultural resources discipline.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant post-university industry experience required, including at least two years as a cultural resources project manager.
  • Primary report authorship and experience providing quality control review of field documents and reports is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project planning, coordination, scheduling, creating/tracking budgets, and understanding of all aspects of a project from pre-field tasks to final report preparation.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local cultural resources regulations.


  • Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or other related cultural resources discipline.
  • Project management experience includes working on a variety of project types and sizes, on all project aspects (from pre-field tasks through final report preparation), in multiple regions, and with a variety of regulatory agencies.
  • Eligibility for cultural resources permits in this region (Upper Plains, Rockies, etc).
  • A background with Principal Investigator for Cultural Resources review experience is a plus.

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.

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SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees.  In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.

An employee in this Minnesota or Bismarck, ND – based position can expect a salary of $67,080.00 to $85,800.00/year. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law.  Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA’s Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.

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