Architectural Historian

Parsippany, NJ/Remote
Added: February 27, 2024

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Utility Services, Program Management, and Environmental. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

NV5 is currently seeking a Junior/Mid-Level Architectural Historian to join our dynamic Cultural Resource Group at our Parsippany, NJ office.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a minimum of 3 years of experience preparing historic architectural surveys in the northeast, particularly in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In this role, you will take the lead as principal investigator for reconnaissance and intensive-level surveys under the guidance of our Director.

An option for remote work for non-field duties is available.

Successful applicants must demonstrate their ability to author technical reports, conduct background research, and conduct in-field investigations. You will be responsible for executing tasks in accordance with client and permitting requirements, NV5 standards, and industry best practices. Proficiency in software tools such Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat is required. Proficiency using Adobe Illustrator and other relevant design and/or GIS platforms is a plus.

Our projects encompass both public and private clients, including organizations like the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC). This role will involve contributing to multiple projects in the Parsippany area and nearby offices, occasionally requiring travel to project sites in the region.

Experience conducting historic architectural fieldwork in New York City and urban locations is preferred.

If you are a dedicated and experienced architectural historian looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a significant impact in the field of cultural resources, we encourage you to apply and become part of our talented team at NV5.


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

  • Work under the supervision of the Director and alongside other staff.
  • Conduct in-field investigations and surveys.
  • Author survey reports, including the development of historic contexts.
  • Prepare evaluation forms and graphics for report production.
  • Compile PDFs for final report production.
  • Conduct research at regional, local, and digital repositories.
  • Maintain and organize digital project files.


  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards for Historic Architecture.
  • Experience with technical writing and Historic Preservation Office guidelines and standards.
  • Experience conducting historic architectural surveys in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York is preferred.
  • Must be able to describe vernacular and formal architectural styles, identify, and date above-ground cultural resources.
  • Experience in the preparation of HABS/HAER documents is preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and/or other design and/or GIS programs is a plus.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • A writing sample will be requested if interviewed.

The pay range for this position is $50,000.00 to 60,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided in accordance with NY Senate Bill S1326. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.