Civil Engineer 4

at CDM Smith in Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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Job Description:

This is a full-remote position with some travel as needed.

CDM Smith is seeking to grow our team to primarily support Climate Resiliency, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP) 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’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs, supporting local governments, and Tribal Nations to begin climate resilience planning, risk assessments, project development and design of climate resilient solutions, supporting policy and guidance development to improve the delivery of resilience funding, and environmental compliance activities for FEMA Headquarters and Regional offices. Projects are located throughout the U.S. and its territories.


- Provide technical and/or programmatic support to FEMA mitigation programs nationwide.

- Support Project Managers and Subject Matter Experts in the execution of projects to successfully meet required scope, schedule, and budget.

- Lead discrete / major tasks within projects.

- Provide direct support to clients and program stakeholders.

- Collaborate with a team of climate scientists, planners, design engineers, and asset management specialists to deliver climate resilience projects.

- Serve as a technical and/or programmatic resource in the development of quality deliverables.

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Civil Engineer 4



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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.

- Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous experience with FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance, Mitigation Planning, Risk MAP programs, and/or Building Science experience.

- Understanding of climate resilient design, climate science, and intersections with hazard mitigation planning.

- Understanding of how infrastructure, communities, and the environment are impacted by climate change.

- Previous experience with other federal agencies to support national policy, or other government program development.

- Ability to translate technical information to audiences with varying levels of understanding.

- Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation, and presentation skills (in person and virtually)

- Excels in a team environment with a culture of open communication.

- Knowledge of FEMA’s Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Tool or other cost effectiveness approaches

- Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification

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?:

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Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

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:

- Knowledge of engineer principles of design.

- Knowledge of Microsoft business software (excel, word, etc.).

- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

U.S. Vaccine Status:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.


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Job Posting: JC240116212

Posted On: May 12, 2023

Updated On: Jun 23, 2023

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