Archaeological Project Manager

Rincon Consultants, Inc.

Los Angeles, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details see job description
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking an Archaeological Project Manager to join our team of professionals working on a variety of projects including Utilities, Water, Renewable Energy, Transportation, and Infrastructure. Under the direction of a Cultural Resources Program Manager, you will be responsible for project management and serving as Principal Investigator (PI) for cultural resources work. Project management duties include successfully executing tasks and contracts in the cultural resources service line, oversight and preparation of work products, oversight of fieldwork, client engagement and retention.

Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate successful project completion of multiple projects with varied regulatory requirements including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Manage projects, client expectations and budgets
  • Maintain quality assurance/quality control of various cultural resource work products which support CEQA and NEPA compliance for various agencies
  • Oversee, and when necessary, complete work products and fieldwork
  • Coordinate and lead project meetings
  • Coordinate with clients, agencies, stakeholder communities including local Native American groups, Rincon peers, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams for successful project execution including planners, biologists, and paleontologists
  • Develop project proposals including costs and schedules
  • Participate in business planning and development
  • Participate in Rincon’s mentorship program including providing mentorship of junior staff and engaging in peer-to-peer mentorship and engagement with senior mentors
  • Other duties as required by cultural resources Program Managers and others 

This Job Might Be for You If You Have the Following:

  • Meets or exceeds the qualifications detailed in 36 CFR part 61, for Archeology
  • Minimum of 4 years of cultural resource project management experience in a consulting environment
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification
  • Expertise in historical and prehistoric archaeology
  • A thorough understanding of CEQA and NEPA as they relate to cultural resources and related fields, and Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, and effective communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Prior experience working in California and the Great Basin


  • Experience with built environment resources highly preferred
  • Experience working directly with utility providers and experience working under the direction of an environmental planner
  • Experience/working relationships with local Native American groups
  • Experience working with solar developers and transportation projects

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as the #1 ‘Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For’ by the Zweig Group in 2021. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 12 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $80,000-$110,000, plus benefits and bonus. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Total Rewards Package* Includes:

  • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
  • Three Weeks Vacation accrued in the first year
  • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
  • 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
  • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Dental, vision, prescription drug
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Volunteer Pay for a Day
  • Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance
  • Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
  • And much more!

*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week


Please apply via the website or this direct link: https://rinconconsultants.applytojob.com/apply/1eSgLXDog2/Archaeological-Project-Manager


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Category General / Stewardship
Tags Archaeology, Environmental Consulting