Architectural Historian I - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Oregon, Portland - OR

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Architectural Historian for employment in the Portland, OR office. Please note that AECOM may offer the flexibility to work remotely, part-time, and/or be located at other offices across the U.S, however Portland, OR is preferred.

This position is expected to begin in September 2021.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and online programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCS—Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting historical research and historic resource analysis

  • Preparing written documents, including historic contexts, resource analysis, and reports

  • Engaging with project and client teams

  • Conducting field work, including architectural survey, impact analysis, and research.

  • Supporting office tasks, including data analysis and report preparation.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or related

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or similar

  • Background in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, and/or Cultural Resource Management

  • 0-2 years experience in field work, site visits, surveys, and research writing

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work well in a project team and a fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to travel to job sites as needed

Additional Information:

  • Due to the nature of the work, employees may be asked to submit an MVR (motor vehicle record) or participate in a drug test, either at the time of hire or for specific client/project requirements.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254336BR

Additional Locations US - Bellingham, WA - 405 32nd Street Ste 305, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue, US - Seattle, WA - 1501 4th Avenue

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.