Denver, Colorado

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, you’ll work for a company that strives to provide opportunities for employees to learn, grow and thrive.  As an architectural historian, you’ll work on a variety of projects in the West and throughout the United States. This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients. The architectural historian career path provides the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other federal, state, and local cultural resource regulations.


You will conduct desktop reviews and background research; evaluate buildings, structures, objects, landscapes and districts for eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as well as for state and local registers; and provide analysis and cultural resources content for NEPA documents and cultural resources technical reports. For this position, you’ll serve as a key team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff across business sectors and practices in the company.  You’ll also review undertakings for potential impacts to historic properties; coordinate consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Native American tribes, and multiple state and federal agencies; delineate areas of potential effects; complete primary and secondary source research and develop historic contexts; identify periods of significance and character-defining features; complete architectural surveys and site forms; and prepare NEPA and NHPA technical reports.  

Possible office locations:  Flexible hybrid position in Las Vegas or Reno  

Typical salary range for this position is $48,500 to $70,000 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position. 

Here’s What You’ll Need:
  • Master’s Degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Public History, Architecture, or a related field.
  • One to four years of professional experience in historic preservation or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Oral and written English communication skills.
  • Must be willing and able to travel nationwide, as needed.
  • Documentation and research experience, including Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record documentation, historic contexts, and NRHP eligibility determinations and effects assessments.            

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Familiarity with the NHPA Section 106 consultation process
  • Experience working in the consulting environment, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients
  • Knowledge of and experience with ‘recent past’ resources
  • Working knowledge of GIS and basic understanding of cultural resources mapping and data collection
  • Field experience using established methods and techniques of applied architectural research for historic buildings and structures
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Denver, Colorado

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges in their careers. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive.

If you share our commitment to doing what's best for clients, enjoy working in teams and hold yourself to the highest ethical standards, you'll fit right in.

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