Senior Historian

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/11/2023 7:59 AM)
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# of Openings
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US-NC-Cary | US-GA
Regular Full-Time


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


NV5 is seeking a full-time Senior Historian for our Alpharetta, GA or Cary, NC office. This position will complete various types of reports, such as historic resources survey reports, project assessment of effects, historic contexts, and other cultural resources-related products for a variety of clients in the transportation, energy, land development, and municipal sectors. The historian will conduct research and field surveys to assist in the identification and evaluation of historic resources and will complete various and simultaneous project tasks within project schedules and budgets. The Senior Historian reports to the Cultural Resources Group Manager. One or more positions may be filled through this announcement; part-time and as-needed employment may also be considered. Location flexibility may be possible for preferred candidates. The most frequent and essential work activities include:

  • Conduct Section 106 assessments and complete technical 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, design guidelines, National Register nominations, historic structure reports, context studies, etc.
  • Manage the performance of multiple projects and coordinate with a variety of colleagues, clients, agencies, and the public.
  • On an as-needed 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in history, 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 Historian or Architectural Historian (36 Code of Federal Regulations, CFR Part 61)
  • Minimum of 5 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 in scheduling and budgeting projects related to cultural resources
  • Experience with Microsoft office programs; GIS skills a plus
  • GDOT, NCDOT, SCDOT, FDOT, and energy-related (pipelines, transmission lines, etc.) experience preferred
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment-preferred

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, hear, talk, 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.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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