Project Manager (Terrestrial Archaeology – Northeast)

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Title: Project Manager
Location: Remote
Job Code: NE_PM_2024
Job Link: SEARCH Job Postings – Direct Applications

Position Information

SEARCH has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Project Manager to join our Terrestrial Archaeology division. This position is based out of the Northeast United States. This role will collaborate with the Power Sector and Offshore Wind Sector Teams to manage large complex projects that cross multiple regulatory jurisdictions at the local, state, and federal level.     

SEARCH provides a flexible work environment, a professional and collaborative atmosphere, and a wide range of projects and opportunities for our staff. SEARCH offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health and wellness and retirement plans. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, group term life insurance, 401(k) plan with match, 10 paid holidays per year, and Unlimited paid time off (PTO). Pay is commensurate with education and experience.         

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the single point for your clients for any issues associated with the delivery of the project.
  • Prepare project proposals, cost estimates, and project schedules.
  • Understand project contract requirements.
  • Read and understand your project’s contract(s).   
  • In conjunction with the SEARCH Contracts Manager, negotiate contract terms with your clients that are acceptable and beneficial to SEARCH and allow for successful project delivery. 
  • Successfully deliver your projects to your clients, by providing deliverables on-time, within budget, in accordance with client expectations, and in compliance with all contract requirements.  This includes the management of the project scope, schedule, budget and any necessary change.   
  • Baseline and manage the project scope, clearly communicate project responsibilities and task assignments to the team, manage all work activities to meet client scope expectations and contract requirements.      
  • Baseline and manage the project schedule, clearly communicate schedule deadlines to the project team, and manage all work to meet project milestones and contractual schedule requirements.  
  • Baseline and manage the project budget, clearly communicate budgeted hours on applicable tasks to project team, and manage the budget by regularly tracking and monitoring hours and expenses compared to project completion.      
  • Successfully conduct change management on your projects in accordance with the contract.  This includes the early identification of and immediate client notification of change, and the thorough development and execution of change orders. 
  • Coordinate Work closely with SEARCH accounting to set up, invoice, manage, and close-out your projects correctly and on-time.  
  • Manage the preparation of research designs. 
  • Identify necessary project staffing and coordinate with SEARCH logistics and management to properly allocate resources on your projects.  
  • Coordinate with the logistics team for your project’s scheduling, travel, fleet, and equipment requirements. 
  • Manage research, fieldwork, data analysis, report preparation, and other tasks to ensure that the research goals, budgets, schedules, and contract requirements of each projects are met. 
  • Ensure that your projects are conducted with a high level of quality control and peer review. 
  • In conjunction with the SEARCH Health & Safety Manager, develop a Health & Safety plan for each project and ensure that it is in compliance with contract requirements, updated as needed, understood by project staff, and followed. 
  • Maintain the highest professional standards. 
  • Maintain strong project team relationships. 
  • Develop and manage agency and client relationships. 
  • Leverage client relationships to secure additional project work for SEARCH. 
  • Train and mentor staff. 
  • Communicate project developments to the project team, company leadership, and clients. 
  • Work with SEARCH’s technical and creative teams to ensure that SEARCH reports and all deliverables set the standard for excellence, accuracy, and interest in our field. 
  • Maintain a wide network of professionals, subcontractors, vendors, and researchers. 
  • Other duties, as assigned.


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in STEM field, Anthropology, Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, or related fields.
  • 7 years relevant experience, 5 in a supervisory role.
  • Understanding of the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) industry (firms, clients, contracts, new research, and projects)
  • An understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Knowledge of NEPA and environmental permitting; NEPA Substitution for Section 106; 30 CFR Part 585 and associated information requirements; and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management processes, standards, and guidelines a plus.
  • Excellent skills with verbal and written communication to Clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Strong leadership skills that build a healthy team culture.             

Qualifications Preferred:

  • BOEM NEPA S106 Substitution, NYSDPS Article VII, and NJ State-Specific permitting experience.
  • Ability to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation professional qualifications standards.
  • Graduate degree Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.
  • Practical experience in Northeastern Archaeology across multiple sectors.
  • New York and New Jersey archaeology experience.

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References
  • One Writing Sample

Other Important Need-to-Know Information

  • This position will require flexible availability outside of standard working hours.
  • Applicants must be eligible to be employed in the United States.
  • SEARCH is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.
  • SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • SEARCH is an Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.
  • Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification of criminal, education, driving, and/or employment background checks as well as passing results from a pre-employment drug screen.


SEARCH Compensation and Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Per Diem (for overnight travel)
  • SEARCH-subsidized Group Health Insurance (including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage)
  • SEARCH-provided Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • SEARCH-provided Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • SEARCH-provided Group Term Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Generous 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays (10)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Merit-Based Raises, Bonuses, and Promotions

Overland and underwater, SEARCH is an archaeology firm that deploys the full spectrum of cultural heritage services worldwide. SEARCH2O, its maritime program, is at the forefront of historic shipwreck and submerged pre-contact archaeology, paleolandscape reconstruction, and deep-water archaeology. SEARCH’s staff are cultural resources industry leaders, pioneers, and subject matter experts across 45 Market, Regional, and Research Sectors. Since 1993, SEARCH has completed more than 5,000 commercial and government projects in 48 US states, 6 US territories, and 39 countries spanning 7 continents and 4 oceans. By integrating science, technology, and creativity, SEARCH harnesses the power of the past to advance the projects, places, and people it serves. 

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