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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. 


We are currently seeking applications for an immediate Architectural Historian in our Golden, CO office. This person should also be able to support our cultural resources practice.


While the position is based in Golden, CO, projects are located across the United States and will often require travel to conduct field investigations.

  • The architectural historian must have the capability and experience to interpret data collected in the field, including an ability to recognize and describe vernacular and formal architectural styles, style-date aboveground cultural resources, identify and document historic and prehistoric archaeological resources, and assess a resource’s potential to be eligible to the National Register of Historic Places

  • The architectural historian must have excellent skills in photography and the ability to use a GPS geotagging camera attachment and experience with GPS and GIS programs on a digital platform such as iPad or iPhone

  • Clear writing skills and use of a computer and a field iPad are essential for capturing field notes, writing reports, and communicating with co-workers, project managers, and regulatory agencies from federal and state governments

  • Ability to work with and regularly communicate with colleagues and to take direction from a supervisor and project managers

  • Completion of architectural history reports
  • Applicants must be willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions and often miles from a vehicle

  • Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off-trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions and hazards (animals and plants)


  • MA or MS degree architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field.

  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a professional architectural historian in the US (Western and Midwestern US preferred, but familiarity with other regions would be very helpful).

  • Candidate must meet the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History

  • Candidate must have experience conducting historical research and working on regional surveys to identify aboveground cultural resources that may meet the criteria to be eligible to the National Register of Historic Places

  • Documented experience in identifying and recording prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.

  • Experience in performing work compliant with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

  • Candidate must be hard-working, excel at working with others, capable of giving clear explanations and direction, and capable of taking direction from project managers and supervisors

Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience evaluating project viewsheds using standard methods such as developed by BLM, NPS, and other agencies

  • Interested candidates must provide at least three professional references with current email addresses and telephone numbers for each reference

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. 


At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits


For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com

follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech or like us on Facebook. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


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