Civil Engineer 4 (FEMA Building Science and Mitigation)

at CDM Smith in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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CDM Smith is seeking to enhance our team to primarily support FEMA’s Production and Technical Services (PTS) and Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP) contracts with the potential to support USACE Institute for Water Resource (IWR), and other related contracts with the U.S. This opportunity is slated for an emerging or mid-career professional ready to take on increasing responsibilities under the mentorship of more senior staff. Projects include providing technical assistance to FEMA Building Science Branch, grant programs, policy and guidance development support, applied research, and environmental compliance activities with both FEMA Headquarters and the Regions. Projects are located throughout the U.S. and its territories.

This is a full-remote position.

Job Responsibilities:

- Providing technical and programmatic support to the PTS and HMTAP programs nationwide.

- Supporting Project Managers in the execution of projects to successfully meet required scope, schedule and budget.

- Leading discrete / major tasks within projects

- Providing direct support to clients and program stakeholders.

- Serving as a technical and programmatic resource for other staff in the development of quality deliverables.

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Civil Engineer 4 (FEMA Building Science and Mitigation)



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Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. Certification as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam in states where an EIT is not obtainable (within 18 months of hire or promotion or transfer).

- 5 years of related experience.

- Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master’s degree or other advanced degree.

- Previous Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program, RiskMAP and/or Building Science experience.

- Previous experience with other federal agencies to support nation policy and program development.

- Knowledge of FEMA’s Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Tool.

- Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification.

- Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.

- Demonstrated Leadership abilities.

- Ability to obtain professional licensure in the future.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

United States – Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

- Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a FEMA Badge, which includes a background investigation for a Public Trust position.

U.S. Vaccine Status:

CDM Smith has taken proactive steps throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our employees, clients, subcontractors, and visitors. As part of our continuing efforts to combat the pandemic and to comply with the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 3, 2021, as a condition of employment, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of such COVID-19 vaccination or alternatively have applied for and received approval for a religious or medical exemption.

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Job Posting: JC203091311

Posted On: Jan 28, 2022

Updated On: Feb 19, 2022