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Construction Manager - Disaster Recovery

Construction Manager-Disaster RecoveryNation Wide/United States

Are you looking for a rewarding and flexible job opportunity that makes a tangible difference in the world? Why not join the Parsons Disaster Recovery Team?  We have been supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and recovery assignments for over 10 years and offer a wide range of career opportunities to those looking for that impactful job. 

Under a new 5 year contract, Parsons is providing construction support services, site assessments, engineer evaluations, inspections of damaged housing, cost estimates, construction contractor oversight, and design services on an on-call/casual basis in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism on behalf of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the United States including the Caribbean and Pacific territories. 

Selected Construction Managers will travel to disaster-impacted locations to support FEMA in the delivery of the Individual Assistance Program. They will assist FEMA in developing housing solutions and overseeing the delivery of housing solutions by FEMA contractors to program-eligible individuals.  The Construction Manager may also:

  • Oversee the planning of construction activities on behalf of client to identify critical milestones and priorities. 
  • Evaluate budget, staffing, equipment and material against the defined scope and schedule.
  • Ensure the Construction Contractor has adequately established assignments for various work areas of construction operations, monitoring progress and recommending corrective action to client as necessary.
  • Keep alert to possible problem areas to ensure that critical milestones are met for each phase of the project.
  • Prepare periodic reports summarizing progress of construction activities for higher-level management and clients.
  • Ensure effective implementation of all Company and client policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the primary contact with client for construction-related activities. 
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience 
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in field of study
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern construction industry practices and experience managing construction projects
  • Experience with modern construction practice, site assessments, construction inspection, project scope development and cost estimating
  • Working knowledge of International Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other governmental regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge and understanding of FEMA Individual Assistance Program law, regulation and policy is preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skill
  • Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel)
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment and under stressful conditions
  • Valid driver’s license required Prior FEMA disaster response and recovery experience is strongly desired.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment and under stressful conditions

Prior FEMA disaster response and recovery experience is strongly desired. 

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 mobilize on short notice and commit to a 3-6 month assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week.

The initial work for FEMA can be 10-12 hours per day (typically compensated at straight time rate), 6-7 days per week. Rotations home of 3-5 days approximately every 30 days or so, are provided to each deployed staff as approved by FEMA management. Most expenses, i.e., travel, per diem (food and lodging), are covered by the project and reimbursed directly to the deployed staff in a timely fashion.


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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