Project Manager II (Data and Insights Lead) - FEMA at Michael Baker International in Alexandria, Virginia

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Michael Baker International's Water Group provides innovative consulting, planning and engineering solutions for the entire spectrum of the water cycle. We have proven experience in providing a full range of professional services from scientific and technical analysis, concept through design, and construction support services. Protection and management of water resources starts at the watershed level and follows the movement of water through urban and agricultural areas, streams, lakes and reservoirs, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and water/wastewater treatment plants.


Michael Baker International is seeking an experienced and motivated Project Manager (PM II) to join our team. The successful candidate will be a senior level experienced project manager and exceptional communicator who can lead performance management efforts and provide data analysis and insights for a portfolio of projects executed by multi-disciplinary teams across various geographic locations. This position will be an integral member of the Emergency Management and Response group of the Alexandria, Virginia office. As part of this group, the project manager will support contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and may be asked to support other contracts as needs arise.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct and coordinate activities of multi-disciplinary staff to ensure project delivery per schedule, on budget, and within scope parameters
  • Works with team members and clients to prepare scopes, schedules, budgets, assumptions, and constraints for projects
  • Upon approval of individual projects, provide oversight for the development of project plans for efficient and successful delivery across the full project lifecycle
  • Oversees adherence to project plans and established business processes, including quality and project management and standards
  • Provides guidance to team members related successful delivery across the full project lifecycle, including developing forecasts and estimates
  • Leverages earn value management principles to develop insights for decision making
  • Proactively strategizes and anticipates risks and issues
  • Accountable for completeness and accuracy of project status reports and invoices
  • Coordinate with other managers to balance workload and staffing needs
  • Participate in client meetings and follow through on assigned action items directly with clients and communities
  • Personnel management including team building, staff mentorship and professional development
  • Confers with team members to provide advice, counsel, and resolve problems
  • Cultivate and manage client relationships and guide application of services to best serve the interests of the client and Michael Baker International
  • Support business development and proposal efforts to win new work
  • Accountable for compliance with contract requirements, including quality and security requirements

Other essential skills include creative problem-solving, organizational skills, financial project management skills, including earn value management, strong production management capabilities, and a proven understanding of project management methodologies. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for leadership, a strong sense of ownership, and natural communication skills.


  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in the coordination and management of non-IT projects
  • Four-year Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Planning, Business, Communications, or related discipline
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance, U.S. Citizenship preferred due to contract requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, proactive communicator and problem-solver
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ownership and accountability for work
  • Capability to work in a dynamic environment, including a demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds, including engineers; planners; GIS professionals; federal, tribal, and state government officials; and the public
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage scope, schedule, and budget requirements, working with multi-disciplinary teams under limited supervision
  • Strong track record of overseeing successful project delivery with a drive for quality product and financial excellence
  • Demonstrated supervisor and mentoring skills
  • Must be able to build rapport and establish positive relationships with existing and prospective Michael Baker International clients to ensure client-focused performance
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Solid work ethic and have the drive to be a leader in the company and in the professional community


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
  • Experience with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and FEMA's Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (MAP) Program
  • Ability to travel periodically, as needed (less than 20% and once travel restrictions are lifted)
  • Traditional and agile project management proficiency
  • Industry involvement (e.g. Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), Project Management Institute (PMI), etc.)


The salary range for this position is $89,067 - $204,096. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world's most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate. In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project. Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are \"fully vaccinated\" for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.Michael Baker International is seeking an experienced and motivated Project Manager (PM II) - Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Lead to join our team. The successful candidate will be a senior level experienced project manager and exceptional communicator who can advocate for the perspective of CTPs while overseeing the management of a portfolio of projects executed by multi-disciplinary teams across various geographic locations. This role is looked to as a strategic leader - using their deep understanding of our client's business, the organizational structure, and best practices.

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