Location: Tempe, Arizona
Title: Sr. Cultural Resources Project Manager
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: Yes (0-25%)
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Incorporated in 2011, North Wind Resource Consulting’s core capabilities include environmental documentation and permitting; natural and cultural resource surveys; wildlife and botanical expertise; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) technical services; historic and prehistoric surveys; environmental consultation such as Section 106 for cultural resources, Section 404 for wetlands, and Section 7 for endangered species); and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping capabilities. North Wind Resource Consulting maintains offices across the country.


The Sr. Cultural Resource Project Manager position is a senior level position providing expert supervision for projects located predominantly within Arizona, but also in surrounding states.


  • Manage budgets, staffing, invoicing, etc. for projects and provide updates to supervisory staff and fellow Project Managers.
  • Attend PM meeting and biweekly business development meetings.
  • Demonstrate experience and success with budget and proposal composition.
  • Manage multiple projects, including accurately tracking project budgets.
  • Organize fieldwork mobilization/demobilization.
  • Provide QA/QC for data collection for all aspects of fieldwork and for client deliverables.
  • Ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Work well with fellow team members and maintain a high level of communication.
  • Produce high quality reports and other deliverables to agency and SHPO/THPO standards.
  • Regular communication with the Program Manager, Project Managers, field technicians and Line Supervisor.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the archaeology and history of Arizona and/or adjacent states.
  • Maintain North Wind and project-specific safety awareness and practices.


  • Participate in marketing efforts and business development/outreach with prospective clients.
  • Work with accountants to produce accurate monthly project invoices.
  • Mentor junior personnel, including reviews of deliverables.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience with Class III archaeological surveys, monitoring, and testing projects in the Southwest.
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Archaeology or closely related field. Experience with artifact identification/classification, in-field documentation procedures using tablets, site recording processes, knowledge of land managing agency requirements, and other specialized skills necessary for the successful conduct and completion of a wide array of archaeological projects.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possesses a strong work ethic with a developed and mature sense of professionalism
  • Possesses strong technical writing skills demonstrated in completion of Class I and Class III reports
  • Demonstrates a strong comprehension of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Adobe, and Outlook
  • Must be a team player that has managed large-scale surveys, testing and/or excavation projects.
  • Willingness and desire to learn as well as ask questions
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction
  • Displays excellent communication and interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various field locations on various occasions, walk and conduct fieldwork across rugged terrain and in inclement weather
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic setting, and to consistently maintain high performance standards

Special Requirements:

  • Must have been previously listed on a variety of federal and state permits in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah and can demonstrate a strong understanding of Section 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Must hold or be listed on an AAA, BLM, and Region 3 permits as a Field Director or PI
  • Must pass pre-employment background check
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with all necessary endorsements
  • Applicants are required to have REAL ID ACT compliant documentation at time of hire and nothing on record that would prohibit employment on federal government contracts

Sometimes this position may require long periods of walking, climbing, standing, stooping, kneeling, and bending for periods of up to 10-12 hours per day. Frequent carrying of a backpack with equipment of up to 20 lbs. across uneven terrain.

A majority of the work will be performed in an office setting. Some projects may require time in the outdoors in challenging and rapidly changing environments to include all types of weather conditions to include extreme heat or cold environments, traverse uneven terrain.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.