Architectural Historian - #9820643


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Honolulu, HI
Contract type: Full time

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AECOM has an opening for a Historian in our Honolulu office to assist with a variety of projects.  The role will be on-site at the Hawaii Historic Preservation office in Kapolei, HI.  

Some of the responsibilities include:  

  • Review state and local projects for potential impacts to historic properties in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 6E and federal project in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This includes identification and inventory of historic properties, evaluation of significance, determination of effects to significant historic properties, development of mitigation commitments, development of mitigation plans, and verification of mitigation compliance.
  • Review construction plans
  • Perform literature reviews and archival research.
  • Survey and inventory buildings and structures in the State of Hawaii on an annual basis to maintain and update the State inventory of historic places.
  • Familiarity with applicable state and federal preservation laws, regulations and standards.
  • Understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, HRS Chapter 6E, and the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines Standards for Rehabilitation.
  •   Work with federal agencies, professional or lay groups, public officials, and the general public.
  • Negotiate preservation projective measures.
  • Review permits for various city, county, and state agencies.
  • Upload submittals and associated records and correspondence to an online database.
  • Scan and upload final reports to an internal library.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.
  • 2 years of experience within related field 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with applicable state and federal preservation laws, regulations and standards.
  • Understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, HRS Chapter 6E, and the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines Standards for Rehabilitation.
  • Microsoft Office and GIS



AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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