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Principal Investigator Cultural Resouces

Albuquerque, NM

NV5 is seeking a dedicated and experienced Principal Investigator to join our team as a key member of our Cultural Resources management division. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to impactful projects while leading and shaping the growth of our Cultural Resources team. 

In this role, the Principal Investigator will be entrusted with overseeing and conducting critical archaeological investigations, historic preservation assessments, and cultural resources management projects. You will have the opportunity to work on diverse and challenging projects, collaborate with industry experts, and contribute to meaningful outcomes that positively impact communities and the environment. 

If you are passionate about cultural resources management, possess a wealth of experience and expertise in the field, and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity with endless growth potential, we invite you to apply and join us on our mission to shape a better tomorrow! 


  • Oversee cultural resources projects from inception to completion, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for project execution and team growth.
  • Provide guidance, support, and professional development opportunities to team members. 
  • Coordinate with interdisciplinary teams, clients, and regulatory agencies to facilitate project approvals, compliance, and stakeholder engagement. 
  • Ensure projects comply with relevant cultural resources laws, regulations, and standards. 
  • Conduct archaeological surveys, site testing, and excavations in accordance with established protocols and industry standards. 
  • Supervise field crews and provide technical expertise during fieldwork activities. 
  • Prepare comprehensive and accurate cultural resources reports, including site documentation, analysis, and recommendations. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients on cultural resources matters, communicating project updates, findings, and recommendations effectively. 
  • Contribute to the development of proposals, including budget estimates and technical approaches, for cultural resources projects. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of developing and managing project budgets effectively. 
  • Stay informed about advancements in cultural resources management, archaeology, and related fields. 
  • Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, and training opportunities to enhance professional knowledge and skills. 


  • Master's or Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field.
  • RPA certification. 
  • Over 15 years of experience in cultural resources management, with a focus on archaeological investigations. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management, including budgeting and scheduling. 
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools for data analysis and report preparation. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Familiarity with the cultural resources regulatory environment in the region. 

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


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.

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