Principal Investigator

Franklin County, Tennessee, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
What We're Looking For
HNTB is currently seeking a Principal Investigator with a Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field. The Principal Investigator will be part of a growing team of cultural resource professionals and will apply a sound knowledge of the principles and theories of archaeology. The Principal Investigator may be responsible for completing moderate to complex projects. This position is available in either the Atlanta, Georgia or Franklin, Tennessee office.
Primary Focus Will Include:
- Serves as Principal Investigator responsible for planning, implementation, and reporting of cultural resource projects
- Prepares technical reports for public and private clients
- Reviews and evaluates technical reports prepared by others
- Provides technical advice and assistance to project managers and other personnel regarding impacts to archaeological resources
- Works closely with HNTB staff, clients, and federal/state agency personnel
- Performs other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
- Master's Degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or a closely related field
- Meets Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archaeology
- At least five years of experience as a Principal Investigator on Phase I, II, and III projects
- Demonstrated ability to prepare technical reports and carry research to completion
- Familiarity with NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, and various state environmental compliance laws
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Able to maintain effective working relationships with HNTB, clients, and agency staff
- Excellent analytical skills, strong work ethic, and attention to detail
- Ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays, and conduct fieldwork in inclement weather
- Previous experience working with ArcGIS and various GPS units preferred
- Field experience in the southeastern United States is preferred
What You'll Need
Essential Responsibilities:
- Prepares environmental documentation, permits or mitigation plans for public and private clients with respect to acquisition and compliance for wetland impacts, bridge construction, threatened/endangered species.
- Reviews and evaluates technical reports and plans of scientific aspects of proposed projects such as environmental clearance of projects, permitting, and mitigation plans.
- Collects, analyzes and reports on geological, hydrological, biological or other scientific conditions at the proposed project site to identify the impact on the environment in the construction of highways, bridges or other structures.
- Performs field investigations and research to determines the suitability of the project site for proposed use.
- Provides technical advice and assistance to project engineers on specific geologic, hydrologic, biologic or other scientific aspects and their impact on the specific phase of construction.
- Reviews and evaluates the potential impact of Federal, state and local environmental legislation.
- Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings.
- Prepares and participates in public information meetings and hearings.
- Keeps current with trends, literature and new developments in ecology and environmental science.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field
- 5 years related experience
- 3 years related experience (with Master's degree in Natural Sciences)
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
EOE including disability and vet
About Us
At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don't have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB's spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.
When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.
HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer **.
HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.
Work Authorization
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).
Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.*
- HNTB participates in E-Verify
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