Technical Manager (FEMA-Building Science)

at Michael Baker International
Location Alexandria
Date Posted August 29, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Michael Baker International is seeking a Technical Manager to join our team with experience in the building science, hazard mitigation, resiliency and building code best practices. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Emergency Management and Response group of the Alexandria, Virginia office and will primarily support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in their core mission. This includes collaboration with state, local, and tribal entities to increase the public's risk awareness, drive action to reduce risk, improve building codes, , and help communities become more resilient when confronting natural disasters, including flood, tornado, earthquake, wildfire and severe storms. The position may also support other clients throughout the Nation. Responsibilities include: Project Manager for Building Science Team, including preparing scope of work and cost estimates, and managing budgets and resources Direct and coordinate activities of multi-disciplinary teams to ensure project delivery per schedule, on budget, and within scope parameters Satisfy project requirements by ensuring established business processes are followed and that quality standards and deadlines are met Stay knowledgeable of trends and current developments related to the field of building science and associated codes and standards Cultivate and manage client relationships maintaining high levels of satisfaction Provide technical guidance related to building science and building codes Provide guidance by mentoring and motivating staff on issues such as performance feedback, financial management, and client relations Perform technical analyses, calculations and tasks as needed Coordinate and collaborate across Federal Agencies, Universities, and leaders in the industry, as needed and as related to performance of the work Develop technical materials, presentations, and training to support the FEMA Building Science Branch Coordinate with other managers to balance workload and staffing needs Support marketing and business development efforts. PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS Four-year degree in Engineering or Architecture 10+ years related experience in building forensics and building science field with an emphasis on wind and/or flood Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance Registered Professional Engineer, Structural Engineer or Registered Architect Proven understanding of project management methodologies Knowledge and experience with FEMA Building Science, including publications and building code documents Familiarity with and interest in updates to codes and standards including those published by the International Code Council (ICC), American Society of Professional Engineers (ASCE), and ASTM, as they related to the field of building science and hazards that include flood, wind, hurricane, tornado, winter storm, hail, earthquake and wildfire. Strong track record of overseeing successful project delivery with a drive for quality product and financial excellence Demonstrated supervisor and mentoring skills Excellent oral and written communication skills, proactive communicator and problem-solver Capability to work in a dynamic environment, including a demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities Strong work ethic and have the drive to be a leader in the company and in the professional community Ability to travel as needed (up to 50%, depending on potential post-disaster assignments and once travel restrictions are lifted) PREFERRED Experience in a post-disaster environment. Experience with FEMA Mitigation Assessment Teams (MAT) is a plus, including developing best practices, protocols, and deployment strategies for MATs Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Experience with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and FEMA's Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (MAP) Program Industry involvement Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world's most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.We Make a Difference.Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.Michael Baker International is seeking a Technical Manager to join our team with experience in the building science, hazard mitigation, resiliency and building code best practices.The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Emergency Management and Response group of the Alexandria, Virginia office and will primarily support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in their core mission.