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WSP USA Architectural Historian in Baltimore, Maryland

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Architectural Historian for our Baltimore office. Be involved in projects with our Heritage and Cultural Resources Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • Manage heritage and cultural resources, preserving histories for the future.

  • Deliver quality cultural resource compliance for diverse clients.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or a related field.

  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in the context of Section 106/110 compliance.

  • Understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory framework for cultural resource management compliance.

  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in the field of architectural history or history.

  • Familiarity with applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties.

  • Experience applying the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Criteria to write defensible determinations of eligibility.

  • Experience assessing direct and indirect effects on historic properties.

  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Commitment to workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Additional Requirements:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to travel for site investigations and able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience / expertise in cultural resource management for transportation projects including NEPA compliance documents.

  • Experience / expertise in cultural resource management for Federal projects including NEPA compliance documents.

  • Experience / expertise in consulting party coordination including participation in public meetings and preparation of consultation letters.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.