Tierra ROW Services - Principal Investigator / Project Manager

07/14/2021 08:44 | Andrew Vorsanger

About Us:

Tierra Right of Way Services has been conducting cultural resource projects since 1993 and environmental compliance since 2000. We are committed to meeting our customer’s land service needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards.


We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, 9 paid holidays annually, paid sick leave, PTO, 100% company-paid life insurance and disability insurance, pet insurance and much more.  In addition, all employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan with a generous company match after only 30 days of employment!

Position Summary:

The Principal Investigator/Project Manager serves a dual role with responsibility for the design and oversight of field research and directing the business aspects of cultural resource management projects.   The incumbent can select to work in our Tucson, Phoenix, Albuquerque or Santa Fe office.

Essential Functions and General Responsibilities:

  • Manages budgets, prepares proposals, reports and other technical documents.
  • Administers project timelines and budgets.
  • Markets to existing and new clients by developing marketing proposals, attending marketing functions and maintaining client relationships.
  • Responding to requests for job proposals and price quotes.
  • Interfaces with government agencies regarding project regulatory compliance.
  • Prepares scopes of work and budgets.
  • Coordinates with clients and staff to ensure that project goals are met.
  • Plans, directs and coordinates work activities and schedules.
  • Writing research designs and overseeing research aspects of excavations and large-scale survey projects.
  • Ensures compliance with all required regulations including Section 106 and associated federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Directing large excavation projects.
  • Performs other related responsibilities as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Section 106, Section 110, and associated federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Experience working with various municipal, county, state, and federal agencies, tribes, and State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and collaborate with all levels of management and staff.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Attention to organization, detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of utilizing MS Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.
  • Ability to work independently and apply decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work within defined schedules and meet deadlines.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in cultural, heritage, and/or environmental compliance industry
  • Permitted/permittable in the State assigned (General Archaeological Investigation Permit), State Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service
  • Valid Driver’s License

Tierra Right of Way is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or disability status. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Tierra is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, contact our Human Resources Department at (520) 319-2106.


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