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CDM Smith Project Manager - FEMA Hazard Mitigation in Topeka, Kansas


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CDM Smith is seeking to enhance our team with an experienced Project Manager to primarily support Climate Resiliency and FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP) and other related contracts. This position can be based out of any US based location, with a preference for the East Coast. Projects include providing technical, programmatic, and policy assistance to Federal, State, and local governments and Tribal Nations to begin climate resilience planning, risk assessments, project development and design of climate resilient solutions. Projects are located throughout the U.S. and its territories.

We are looking for someone who has excellent client interaction skills and can manage and lead large, complex task orders and teams to support hazard mitigation initiatives including mitigation planning, grant application technical and Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) support and review, policy and guidance support and other related activities for clients nationwide.

As a member of this team, you would contribute to our clients' mission by:

• Managing hazard mitigation and climate resiliency projects from early concept development through completion.

• Managing projects related to hazard mitigation program and policy.

• Serving as a leader of project teams and mentoring junior staff, including the coordination and reviewing of project assignments.

• Effectively working with key technical specialists, project team members, and delivery managers.

• Preparing, monitoring, and managing project budgets and schedules while managing the firm’s risk.

• Providing high level planning and program analysis work including preparation of technical documents/reports.

• Being active in the industry organizations, keeping abreast of emerging research/best practices, and conference/committee participation in professional societies.

• Assisting in new business development by contributing to strategic planning, marketing, and business operations planning.

• Collaborating with sales staff to create proposals in response to client requests for proposals (RFPs).

• Interfacing with clients to clarify technical questions and providing updates to upper management as necessary.

For more information about our Project Management roles, tools and culture, please visit this website https://bit.ly/2UC8V16.

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Project Manager - FEMA Hazard Mitigation


WAF Delivery - Services

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Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree.

• 4 years of related experience.

• PMP (PMI), CCM or DBIA certification is required (within 12 months of hire or promotion onto the Approved Project Manager list).

• 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 managing Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA), Mitigation Planning or mapping projects.

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

• Previous experience supporting mitigation and climate resilience project planning and implementation.

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?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.cdmsmith.com/en/Video/Meet-CDM-Smith)

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:

• Experience working with project management methodology including budget. development, project planning, control and assurance methodologies, project management software and finance and accounting concepts and practices.

• Demonstrates excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

• Possesses in-depth knowledge of project goals, drivers, strategies, risks and opportunities.

• Good interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members and clients.

• Ability to interact with many people and process a large volume of requests as necessary.

• Excellent personal computer skills including strong knowledge in MS Word and Excel.

• Demonstrates strong organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

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.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Fully Remote or Hybrid Work Options may be considered for successful candidate.