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Jacobs FEMA Disaster Civil/Structural Engineer Region IX in Chandler, Arizona

FEMA Disaster Civil/Structural Engineer Region IX


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When it comes to FEMA disaster recovery work, we’re focused on helping our communities to recover for a brighter tomorrow.

We are seeking Civil/Structural Engineers to build a technical roster in support of our FEMA client in Region IX; Arizona, California, Las Vegas and Hawaii for future disaster recovery efforts. We are seeking local candidates who reside in these 4 states to help support our program with FEMA Public Assistance.

If you want to join a company committed to you and your success, invest your technical expertise with us as a Civil/Structural Engineer.

Jacobs currently has a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), known as the “Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC IV)” to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster-related operations throughout the U.S. FEMA uses the PA TAC nationally to obtain Environmental Planners, Engineers, Construction Managers, Project Managers, Financial Analysts and other related professional services to assist state and local municipalities in developing grant applications for Federal Public Assistance funding for the repair of their infrastructure damaged by disasters (roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, water treatment facilities, etc.).

As a FEMA Civil/Structural Engineer, FEMA will utilize your technical expertise to validate infrastructure damage and record detailed damage descriptions. Via desktop and/or field inspections, you’ll thoroughly review and analyze professional architectural/engineering reports and designs or as-built plans, then document your analysis. You could be asked to develop scopes of work to include related code and standard requirements, along with developing and reviewing cost estimates. We’ll count on you to advise FEMA staff on the technical validity of claims presented under FEMA’s arbitration process as needed, and should arbitration hearings occur, you’ll testify as an expert witness on FEMA’s behalf.

Bring your technical expertise and passion for FEMA disaster recovery work, and we’ll empower you to restore and improve our communities across the U.S.

Special Note:

For our FEMA client, qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, able to clear Department of Homeland Security background check for security clearance level of “Public Trust”, and open to working 8-12 hours per day for 5-6 days per week. You’ll potentially deploy to the field in remote disaster conditions, and most of the job responsibilities will be conducted in a FEMA office. Due to the nature of this type of unpredictable work, you must also have the ability to mobilize within 24-48 hours if ever needed to deploy, commit to up to 6 months or longer on a disaster deployment, and be flexible for contingent type of project work.


Here's What You'll Need:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Civil/Structural Engineering.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and must be able to clear Department of Homeland Security background check for security clearance level of “Public Trust”. This background check process is extremely time sensitive and qualified candidates must be willing to complete the process within 7 days.

  • Ability to mobilize within 24-48 hours, commit to up to 6 months or longer on a disaster operation.

  • Proficient with smart phone and Microsoft Office product suite. (all work is completed through a web-based application, so strong computer skills are a must).

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • 5 plus years of experience in Civil/Structural Engineering.

  • Professional Engineer License.

  • Significant focus and experience in providing excellent customer service, attention to detail and must have excellent communication (writing and verbal) skills.

  • Prior experience in the PA Program: Site Inspectors, Program Delivery Managers, Public Assistance Coordinator (PAC) Crew Leader, Project Specialist, Debris Specialist, Debris Monitor, FEMA-certified Trainer, Hazard Mitigation Specialist (Sections 404 and 406), or Long Term Community Recovery Program Specialist.

  • Trainings completed in Program Delivery Manager training, Site Inspector training, Public Assistance Operations I (PA Ops I), Public Assistance Operations II (PA Ops II), Project Worksheet (PW) Development, Cost Estimating Format (CEF), Debris Management/Operations, and/or 406 Hazard

Job Construction

Primary Location United States-Arizona-Chandler-US AZ Chandler

Other Locations United States-California-Sacramento-US CA Sacramento - Sacramento, United States-Nevada-Las Vegas-US NV Las Vegas - Jacobs Engineering, United States-Hawaii-Honolulu-US HI Honolulu - Bishop Street

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: GES0000S9