Architectural Historian / Principal Investigator

Metric Environmental, LLC
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6958 Hillsdale Court, Indianapolis, IN 46250
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  • Full-time

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  • Overtime
  • Monday to Friday
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  • Fair chance


6958 Hillsdale Court, Indianapolis, IN 46250

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account

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Metric Environmental is a minority-owned consulting firm established in 2016 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our firm offers clients technical expertise in multidisciplinary environmental services throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, and Metric’s Cultural Resources Division is one of our fastest-growing departments. The Cultural Resources team works with private and public agencies to accomplish a variety of cultural resource management projects.

Metric is currently seeking a full-time Lead Architectural Historian/Principal Investigator to join our fast-paced team. In this role, you would be responsible for independently managing architectural history projects, as well as assisting team members on other projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Gathering and synthesizing archival research to write historic narratives and context statements
  • Conducting architectural field surveys of all types of above-ground resources, including residential, commercial, agricultural, bridges, etc.
  • Analyzing and evaluating historic buildings and structures using National Register of Historic Places criteria.
  • Preparing technical reports with appropriately documented and defensible conclusions and recommendations.
  • Assisting clients to identify project needs and coordinating with governmental agencies.
  • Travel may be required up to 15% of the time (including some overnight travel). Travel will be coordinated in advance.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

At a minimum, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Familiarity with the Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
  • Fieldwork experience including photography and resource documentation.
  • Demonstrated strong research and writing skills.
  • Understanding the proper methods of evaluating a property’s historical and architectural significance as per the National Register of Historic Places is a must.

Required Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, History, or a closely related field is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • The candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in the areas of Architecture, Architectural History, Historic Architecture, or History.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant full-time professional work experience is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have 5 to 7 years of experience in Cultural Resources Management, with the ability to conduct fieldwork independently.
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.

Metric Environmental, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Application Question(s):

  • Can you provide 3 professional references?
  • Can you provide a brief writing sample (200 words or more)?


  • Master's (Required)


  • Cultural Resource Management: 5 years (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Indianapolis, IN 46250

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