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Senior Hazard Mitigation Planner

Company: Wood
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood's Sacramento office has full-time career opportunity for a senior-level planner to support our highly regarded Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management (HM & EM) program and hazard mitigation, resiliency, and environmental planning services for state and local governments and other clients. We are seeking a candidate with a BS or MS in urban planning, GIS, emergency management, civil/environmental engineering, geography, environmental science, or related field and 10-12 years of experience, or any equivalent in education and experience. The candidate must have strong organizational skills to support our project managers and a broad understanding of long-range planning, climate change science, outreach and engagement tools, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team. We are looking for someone that is passionate about helping improve resiliency in communities throughout the Western US. After initial onboarding and training, there may be the opportunity to work a hybrid office and home schedule, but the candidate must be able to travel to facilitate in-person work sessions and planning workshops.

Key Responsibilities
Working in a team environment, support the development and update of Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMPs) that meet Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) standards.
Perform research and statistical risk assessment analyses on hazard and climate-related data and write significant portions of vulnerability assessments and planning documents.
Data collection, organization, and documentation to support a variety of planning efforts.
Assist with other emergency management plans in preparedness, response and recovery.
Provide other research and writing tasks as necessary to support a wide range of planning tasks and overall plan development.
Strong verbal communication skills and excellent writing, formatting, and proofreading skills.
Ability to effectively review and translate technical reports and analyses into widely accessible reports, plans, policies, graphics, and maps.
Assist with preparing deliverables for publication and/or presentation.
Ability to mentor and train junior staff.
Support authentic engagement with diverse stakeholder groups and communities by leading and supporting outreach efforts using virtual tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Slido and attending in-person workshops and meeting events.
Ability to attend and travel to client meetings and community workshops that may occur on weekday evenings and weekends.
Manage multiple projects, being responsible for ensuring that deliverables, schedules, and budgets are achieved.
Market and develop new work to support the continued growth of our HM & EM team and the office's environmental services.
Support or lead proposal preparation work and technical work scope development.
Requires ability to travel to attend and facilitate client meetings and community workshops. Work travel may also involve field visits at remote job sites. Overtime and overnight stays may be required.

Skills / Qualifications

Role Requirements
BS in Planning, GIS, Emergency Management, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or related field. MS preferred.
10-12 years' + experience, or any equivalent education and experience.
Experience working in California and western United States and a strong understanding of California land use and environmental regulatory frameworks and permit conditions.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and capable of independent work, but demonstrated ability to work on project teams.
Strong writing and document skills a must, particularly related to organizing and formatting planning documents.
Must possess good organizational and communication skills.
Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail and experience with quality assurance/quality control and data analysis.
Must pass drug test, background check, have a valid driver's license, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.

Preferred Qualifications
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) designation is preferred.
Experience developing or reviewing DMA 2000 HMPs preferred.
Knowledge of HAZUS, FEMA Benefit Cost software, EMAP, NFIP and CRS a plus.
Familiarity with FEMA RiskMAP program a plus.
Familiarity or experience with ESRI's ArcGIS software
Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: land use planning, recovery planning, climate change adaptation planning, resiliency planning, natural resource management plans, emergency operations plans, drought mitigation and response plans, energy assurance plans, and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.

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.

Keywords: Wood, Sacramento , Senior Hazard Mitigation Planner, Other , Sacramento, California

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