Job Description
    ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN (ENTRY LEVEL) | CARY, NC CALYX Engineers and Consultants, an NV5 company, is seeking a full-time, entry level Architectural Historian for our Cary, NC office. This position will complete cultural resource reports, such as Historic Resource Survey Reports, Assessment of Effects, mitigation materials, context studies, etc. The architectural historian will conduct field surveys with required documentation. Also, this individual will complete project tasks within deadlines and budgets. The most frequent and essential work activities include:
    • Conduct Section 106 assessments and complete reports for infrastructure projects, as required, including fieldwork/survey, historic resource identification and evaluation, and project effects assessment. Evaluations would include field assessments, use of background documentation (i.e. property records and archival research, county surveys, maps, site files, context studies, etc.), and photography.
    • Complete or assist with additional Section 106 tasks, including leading or assisting with consultation (i.e. supporting project consulting parties meetings or public meetings, etc.) and project mitigation (i.e. completing written sections of HABS/HAER documentation, etc.).
    • Complete other cultural resources/historic architecture tasks as needed; other tasks could include assistance with city or county surveys, historic preservation plans, historic structure reports, construction management, etc.
    • Manage the performance of individual projects and coordinate with a variety of colleagues, clients, agencies, and the public.
    • On as-need basis, assist with completion of NEPA documentation, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements; assistance will typically include cultural resources-related tasks but may include other tasks as required.
    • Maintain effective and successful communication with project team, co-workers, and clients.
    • Assist in business development and marketing efforts.

    Prerequisites for employment include:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, or a closely related field required; Master’s Degree in same related fields preferred
    • Meet Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for Architectural Historian (36 Code of Federal Regulations, CFR Part 61)
    • 0-3 years of experience performing all phases of Section 106 assessments including consultation, fieldwork /survey, historic resource identification and evaluation, assessment of effects, and mitigation
    • Experience with Microsoft Office programs required; GIS skills a plus
    • NCDOT experience preferred
    • Experience in scheduling and budgeting projects related to cultural resources a plus
    • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment Work environment and physical demand of this position The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
    • Work will primarily be in the office setting with some opportunities to be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
    • Work will be primarily working with fingers by picking, pinching, typing and grasping often with repetitive motion.
    • Must have visual acuity for viewing a computer screen, the ability to talk, hear and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
    • Some work will be in the field involving long term standing and frequent walking as well as include common hazards at project sites.
    • Must have the ability to see, smell, climb, balance, stoop, kneel and twist, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, sit, stand, and walk.
    • Weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required.
    • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.

    ABOUT CALYX For 26 years, CALYX has developed a reputation for providing quality services in the areas of site and civil engineering, building structure design, land surveying, roadway and structure design, subsurface utility engineering, construction engineering inspection, transportation planning, traffic services, water resources, cultural resources, and environmental services. CALYX is an Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firm (national and Southeast) and ranked #26 in the Zweig Group's "Hot" 100 Firms (U.S. and Canada). We are your proven partner, ready to assist you with your most ambitious plans.
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