Architectural Historian

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Germantown, MD or Arlington, VA

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops solutions for a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Works under limited supervision.

  • Formulates procedures and practices within the department.

  • Experienced professional with a specialized area of expertise.

  • Acts as a key consultant and documents and inventories historic significant sites.

  • Works with the details of a historic resource project from pre-field stages through reconnaissance survey, intensive survey, Section 4(f) documentation, NRHP eligibility recommendations, and final report to federal, state and/or local agencies.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with two (2) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) to three (3) years' experiencein architectural history and historic preservation

  • Master’s degree in architectural history, history, historic preservation, American studies, or related discipline

  • Ability to conduct architectural history field surveys

  • Knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the necessary regulatory steps

  • Ability to conduct focused architectural research

  • Ability to draft the appropriate project related reports

  • Strong writing skills

  • Strong research skills

  • CAD and/or GIS skills

  • Ability to proactively coordinate and collaborate with project task leads

  • Possess regionally specific (DE, DC, VA) architectural history knowledge

  • Ability to write Section 106 reports, such as Determinations of Eligibility and Effects and historic context studies

  • Must be available to travel to complete fieldwork

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