Terracon is seeking a full-time Historic Resources Professional/Project Scientist to join our team in Austin, Texas! The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree or above and have 10+ years of experience in cultural resources management. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual with strong communication and practical experience to excel in a team environment!

The salary range is $70,000 – $107,000 depending on skills and qualifications. More information and how to apply is available here.

Over its history, Terracon has achieved significant expansion through both internal growth and acquisitions. Terracon currently has more than 4,500 employees and provides services in all 50 states. Our growth is due to our dedicated employee owners who are responsive to clients, provide quality services, and take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. By combining our national resources with specific local area expertise, we consistently overcome obstacles and deliver the results our clients expect.

Terracon’s cultural resources management services are part of the Environmental Planning Practice Group and focus on compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) as well as applicable state and local regulations.

The Architectural Historian position involves desktop / literature reviews, field surveys, and consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs) under Section 106 of the NHPA. The position will require you to evaluate historic properties for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility. You must understand the regulatory framework for architectural evaluation of standing structures is essential. Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s qualifications as a Principal Investigator (PI) for Architectural History and/or History. The role requires consultations with federal agencies, state agencies, possibly tribal groups, municipalities, and other stakeholders.

You will be expected to contribute to business development through preparation of proposals and statements of qualifications, presentations to clients, and active engagement in professional networking activities.

The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team including archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, historic preservationists, conservationists, environmental scientists and engineers and geotechnical professionals. You will have strong technical writing capabilities, must be able to write at a professional level, and present ideas in a well-thought-out and comprehensive manner.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report safety challenges or concerns to management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field and a minimum of 7 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 11 years’ related experience.
  • Master’s degree or PhD preferred.
  • Certification in field of expertise.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.