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Mid - Senior Level Water Resources Engineer - FEMA

Company: Wood
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking Mid to Senior Level Water Resources Engineers/Project Managers with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) experience to join our highly collaborative team. The successful candidate will provide FEMA NFIP program leadership associated with flood risk analysis, mapping, and related services on projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast U.S. regions. This position will be an integral member supporting contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including FEMA Headquarters and Regions 1, 2, 3, and/or 5 as well as numerous individual state floodplain mapping programs. This position offers potential for development in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to help our clients solve their most challenging problems.

This role has the opportunity to be remote from any location within the US.

Key Responsibilities :
Support the management and execution of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling projects as part of the Risk FEMA's Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program
Perform quality control reviews and oversee H&H analyses completed by junior engineers
Support the execution of complex urban/pluvial and riverine floodplain studies
Oversee the execution of one-dimensional and two-dimensional flood risk modeling software applications such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, FLO-2D, and SWMM
Supervise field investigations including the collection and analysis of data used to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
Prepare floodplain and watershed studies in compliance with FEMA standards and specifications and assist with Quality Assurance and Quality Control for flood insurance study deliverables
Evaluate flood mitigation and flood control projects and their effectiveness
Efficiently work with ArcGIS software and extensions in support of flood risk modeling and mapping and other water resources project needs
Collaborate with a team of GIS specialists supporting flood risk management and environmental flood resilience projects
Mentor and supervise junior H&H modeling and FEMA program staff as needed
Engage with FEMA HQ and Regions on national technical H&H policy


Skills / Qualifications

Required Qualifications :
Bachelor or Masters of Science in engineering or related field
Strong written and verbal communication skills
5+ years of experience in Hydrologic and Hydraulic Data Development in support of Risk MAP
Experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, and ArcGIS
Experience with FEMA's Data Capture Standards
Excellent oral and written communication skills, proactive communicator and problem-solver
Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ownership and accountability for work
Capability to work in a dynamic environment, including a demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds, including engineers; planners; GIS professionals; federal, tribal, and state government officials; and the public
Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
Strong track record of overseeing successful project delivery with a drive for quality product and financial excellence
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications :
PE Certification
CFM Certification
Two-dimensional hydraulic modeling experience

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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