SUMMARY Having over 25 years of experience supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and recovery assignments, we offer a wide range of career opportunities to those who want to join a professional team committed to excellence and integrity. Under an open-end A/E technical assistance contract, Dewberry provides field assessments, engineer evaluations inspections of damaged public infrastructure, cost estimates, mitigation project evaluation, debris monitoring, environmental services, and design services on an on-call basis in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism on behalf of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) throughout the United States including the Caribbean and Pacific territories.
Dewberry is currently searching for highly qualified Coastal/Beach Engineers for our on-call team. Candidates selected must be U.S. citizens and able to successfully pass a Federal background investigation, to include financial and criminal history. Successful candidates must be able to commit to a minimum 90-day assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week.
Selected Coastal/Beach Engineers will evaluate damaged facilities and infrastructure and formulate Project Worksheets (PWs) to include damages, a scope of work and cost estimate for repair or replacement of infrastructure.
Bachelor’s degree (with an emphasis in Coastal, Ocean, or Marine Engineering or Environmental Science) or related field from an accredited university
EIT or Licensed Professional Engineer strongly preferred
Minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience in field of study
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preferred
Prior FEMA Public Assistance experience is preferred
Thorough knowledge of FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications for coastal zones
Prior experience reviewing beach re-nourishment and dune restoration Project Worksheets (PWs) for compliance with FEMA and environmental regulations pertaining to beach projects.
Knowledge of FEMA Public Assistance program laws, policies and regulations preferred
Experience conducting environmental reviews under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Knowledge of coastal engineering design such as beach nourishment, marsh creation, bulkheads, breakwaters, and dredging
Must be able to provide expertise in coastal hydrodynamics, sediment processes, geology, and related principles and practices of beach engineering and geotechnical analysis.
Experience in the design, construction, or repair of marina structures and beach re-establishment
Must have excellent verbal and technical writing skills
Proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel)