Principal Cultural Resource Consultant  (Mid-Senior Level)

Website Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

The Business of Sustainability

ERM is seeking highly motivated Principal Cultural Resource Consultant to join our global consulting firm as part of our West Coast Impact Assessment and Planning (IAP) team as well as our U.S. Cultural Resources Field Services team to share best practices across the industry. This opening is located in Mountain and Pacific Regions and is a full-time, salary-based position. Ideal applicants shall be familiar with the California and West Coast regulatory processes, have technical expertise leading environmental permitting, CEQA, NEPA, and large-scale capital projects.  Successful candidates must be flexible and responsive to a challenging and changing work environment where schedules and tasks fluctuate according to the needs of the projects and clients. This is an excellent opportunity for a senior-level professional looking to advance their career to the next level with a global environmental leader.  As a senior leader, you will be fully accountable for successfully selling and consulting on a range of Archeological and Cultural Resource projects while helping grow our cultural resources team locally.   



  • Conduct research and writing for cultural resource heritage components of CEQA, NHPA Section 106, and NEPA documents for projects for private sector clients. 
  • Oversee a team performing literature review, field reconnaissance, field surveys, and excavation for archaeological studies and projects. 
  • Interact with the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and retrieve information using regional Historical Resource Information Systems.
  • Provide technical consulting skills to support the growth of ERM’s business and client base in the area of archaeology and cultural heritage. 
  • Interact with other ERM practice areas to share multi-disciplinary resources and best practices across the country. 
  • Represent ERM through communications and at meetings with state, federal and local agencies. 
  • Communicate regularly with clients via email and phone conferences. 
  • Oversee and manage subcontractors. 
  • Assist with preparing proposals to meet client needs. 
  • Manage multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables
  • Lead, manage performance, hire and retain, inspire and mentor personnel for overall success of the technical team.
  • Capitalize on existing ERM client relationships to expand ERM’s profile and market share in the IAP Cultural Resource market (through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development).  Work with other ERM resources to deepen relationships with ERM key clients and establish new client relationships that result in significant net revenue growth. 
  • Support the general growth and development of ERM’s international IAP technical community.  Collaborate with other ERM global practitioners to execute impact assessment projects.  Participate on teams comprised of impact assessment professionals from multiple offices around the global ERM organization.


  • BS degree in Anthropology or related field. Masters preferred.
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards for Archaeology to perform duties for NHPA Section 106 and NEPA compliance, pertaining especially to undertakings by multiple Federal agencies. 
  • 10+ years of related experience. 
  • Solid grasp of key impact assessment and management issues within the Power sector, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
  • Must have strong attention to detail in documentation of work.
  • Experience interacting with regulatory agency personnel preferred.
  • Excellent communication and computer skills. 
  • Demonstrated business development abilities and the ability to maintain long-term relationships with clients. 
  • Ability to manage and work within a team as well as independently. 
  • Limited travel western United States.
  • Well-developed teambuilding and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges.
  • Positive outlook, collaborative, and driven by the success of ERM as a global company.


Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. 

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Thank you for your interest in ERM!



Please follow the link to our careers site to apply below:–Mid-Senior-Level-_R00013081

Qualified candidates will be contacted by email. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!



Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.


EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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