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Senior Civil Engineer in Houston, TX at Synerfac

Date Posted: 7/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Well-established SBA-Qualified and ISO 9001:2008 Certified Small Business specializing in delivering focused program management and technical services is looking for Senior Civil Engineers for upcoming national disaster projects.

Applicants must be willing to commit to a deployment anywhere in the United States for the duration of their assignment. Assignments have the potential to go 6-12 months (not guaranteed). Travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed per standard government per diems. Long hours are a potential for this project. Applicant must be willing to work at least 6 days per week, if needed.

Responsibilities and Duties:

•May perform damage assessments of public facilities and infrastructure to determine eligibility for
FEMA funding and extent of applicable damages in accordance with FEMA policies and procedures
and make recommendation on reparability of damaged structures.
•Develop Project Worksheets (PWs), damage descriptions and dimensions (DDDs) and Scopes of
Work. This includes gathering any records, blueprint and other data that may affect funding
eligibility.
•Conduct detailed estimates utilizing RS Means, CostWorks and FEMA’s Cost Estimating Format
(CEF)
•Develop Hazard Mitigation Grant Proposals
•Provide guidance and ensure special considerations and compliance issues have been address in a
specific area of expertise.
•Regular interface with FEMA, Local Governments and contractors.

•Conduct damage assessments for FEMA funding eligibility and extent of damage (repair or replace)
•Gather documentation from Applicant to show pre-disaster conditions, maintenance records, insurance
claims and other documentation needed.
•Conduct detailed cost estimates of the damages
•Determine if there are any mitigation opportunities to minimize or eliminate chances of these damages
occurring again
•We then take our findings, enter them into an Excel based spreadsheet and submit into FEMA’s
database for approval.


Job Requirements

Sr. Civil Engineers should have a degree in civil engineering and either 15+ years of relevant experience in engineering construction/project management and/or estimating (no requirements for license or certifications) or 10 years and a current PE. Specialties may include roads/bridges (Department of Transportation), water/wastewater treatment facilities (PRASA) and public works (municipalities/government).


Required:

•A minimum of 15 years of experience in your field of expertise within the commercial and/or
public industries including, but not limited to, government entities/facilities, medical facilities,
schools, transportation (roads and bridges), water/waste treatment and utilities/power.
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in civil engineering or architecture.
•US Citizenship is a requirement. Applicants must be willing to be fingerprinted and undergo and
pass a rigorous background check to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred:

•Professional Registration or Certification including Professional Engineer (PE), Registered
Architect, etc.
•Experience with FEMA Public Assistance is a plus, but not required.

Situational Awareness:

During site assessments, if required, conditions may be austere including prolonged exposure to excessive heat and cold, prolonged sun exposure and no electricity, heat or air conditioning. These assessments may require extensive walking and standing for long periods of time; working in small spaces, tunnels and ditches; climbing ladders or stairs; walking/working on uneven surfaces; and lifting up to 25 pounds.

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