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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Senior Engineer - Disaster Management in Des Moines, Iowa

At ICF we make BIG things happen. Let’s work together to help Hurricane victims and communities recover and re-build for future resilience. The Disaster Management Division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement projects to promote increased resilience to disasters and long-term housing, economic, and infrastructure recovery after disaster strikes. We are assembling an outstanding team equipped to offer expert advisory services, bringing the strength of past performance and a hand’s on integrated multidisciplinary approach. Join the ICF team and help make a difference.

Our team is seeking a Senior Engineer who will collaborate in exciting projects nationwide related to defining and implementing resilience projects funded through federal infrastructure grant programs. You will support ICF's clients with all phases of the project implementation, from concept to construction oversight. As a Senior Engineer, you will provide procurement, design phase services, and construction management expertise. Primary clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA-funded disaster recovery and hazard mitigation programs. We are swiftly expanding to cover the American Rescue Plan Act and funds appropriated through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The DM division often collaborates with ICF experts on related issues such as climate adaptation, environmental planning, water resources, data analytics, energy efficiency and green building, and infrastructure. Our work is conducted in a professional, collaborative, and engaging environment that allows individuals to pursue their passions and generate results.

This senior-level position will have multi-faceted responsibilities related to client management, technical delivery, and mentoring of staff. The successful candidate will serve as a task lead and deputy project manager for state and local work related to FEMA and HUD hazard mitigation grant applications and program and grant management. ICF seeks a team-oriented individual who will work alongside colleagues and clients to deliver quality projects and programs.

This is a remote-based position with preferred locations in Florida. The ideal candidate must be able to travel up to 20% as needed based on current and prospective clients.

What you will do:

  • Support ICF's Disaster Management Division, specifically engineering and technical analysis for projects and program management related to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs (BRIC, FMA, and HMGP), HUD's CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT programs, and state mitigation programs.

  • Technical lead for grant application development and identification of eligible, technically feasible, cost-effective, and EHP-compliant projects. This may include concept-level design (preliminary engineering reports), including the development of drawings, scope of work, schedule, and opinion of probable cost.

  • Conduct project evaluations to determine the eligibility of projects presented by subrecipients under programs administered by state-level clients.

  • Recommend projects for full development and reviews subrecipient's work plans to develop projects, including developing scope of works and cost estimates for design or management services.

  • Coordinate and reviews subrecipient's design documentation following completion of key design milestones (including studies, calculations, drawings, and specifications).

  • Monitor projects involving construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with specifications, change order requests, recordkeeping, and progress reports.

  • Assist with client management and ensures that ICF's services exceed client expectations.

Must haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural, or Environmental Engineering, or similar field

  • 5+ years experience in engineering

  • Experience working with critical infrastructure (including water, wastewater, and energy utilities), environmental planning, permitting/regulatory requirements, design, and flood mitigation (coastal, riverine, and stormwater).

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer in Training (EIT) by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers or states with reciprocity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with federal funding for complex infrastructure projects, including but not limited to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs (BRIC, FMA, and HMGP), HUD's CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT programs, and state mitigation programs.

  • Background working at a consulting firm supporting state and local agencies.

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking skills, integrity, and ethics.

  • Ability to collaborate with others to meet tight deadlines and deliver quality work products.

  • Ability to manage complex projects and tasks, often concurrently.

  • Ability to formulate creative and strategically oriented approaches and solutions, demonstrated success in project execution and maintaining client relationships.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_English_unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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