Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Chantilly, Virginia, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions (Wood) is currently seeking motivated Senior H&H Modelers/Project Managers with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) experience to join our team. The successful candidate will provide FEMA NFIP program support 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.

Key Responsibilities :

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide senior oversight in the execution of riverine hydrologic and hydraulic modeling projects as part of FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program
  • Support the execution of complex urban/pluvial and riverine floodplain studies
  • Perform quality control reviews and oversee H&H analyses completed by junior engineers
  • Execute one dimensional and two-dimensional flood risk modeling software applications such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, FLO-2D, and SWMM
  • Oversee field investigations including the collection and analysis of data used to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Provide senior technical oversight in the preparation of 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
  • Work with a team of GIS specialists supporting various planning and water resources, flood risk management and environmental restoration projects
  • Mentor junior H&H modeling staff
  • Engage with FEMA HQ and Regions on national technical H&H policy as needed
  • Participate in Wood's technology innovation team, supporting both FEMA PTS and state floodplain mapping programs
  • Support municipal SW Modeling/Engineering/Watershed Planning/Program-related needs

Other essential skills include creative problem-solving, organizational skills, financial project management skills, including earn value management, strong production management capabilities, and a proven understanding of project management methodologies. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for leadership, a strong sense of ownership, and natural communication skills.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Masters of Science in engineering or related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 15+ years experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and data development in support of Risk MAP
  • Experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, and ArcGIS
  • Two-dimensional hydraulic modeling experience
  • Experience with FEMA Bulletin 17C
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance, U.S. Citizenship preferred due to contract requirements
  • 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
  • Must be able to build rapport and establish positive relationships with existing and prospective Wood clients to ensure client-focused performance
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Solid work ethic and have the drive to be a leader in the company and in the professional community

Preferred Qualifications :
  • CFM certification
  • Stormwater Modeling and Design Experience
  • Experience working with FEMA Region III Risk Analysis Branch
  • Pluvial modeling experience
  • Climate resilience 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.

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.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering 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. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.