Mechanical Engineer
Woolpert
Cincinnati, OH
Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications.

Woolpert has been contracted to support FEMA in disaster recovery efforts by providing professional engineering services in the inspection and assessment of public infrastructure, transportation, and buildings.

The Mechanical Engineer will be involved in large/complex FEMA recovery projects located in 17 states across the mid-west including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, and Montana. This individual will have a background in Disaster Recovery. Response and Recovery Deployment scenarios will vary, ranging from a week to a month or more.

FEMA will require individuals with specific technical expertise to conduct site inspections on sites with major damage (e.g., destroyed facilities; facilities with extensive damage; facilities with significant damage to mechanical, electrical and plumbing components, etc.) to document disaster-related damage. These individuals will conduct site inspections to validate infrastructure damage and record detailed damage descriptions during the inspection to include the following additional tasks:

Reviewing and analyzing professional architectural/engineering reports and designs or as-built plans
Thoroughly documenting analyses in writing
Developing scopes of work, including related code and standard requirements
Validating applicant-provided scopes of work, including related code and standard requirements
Developing and reviewing cost estimates
Advising FEMA staff on the technical validity of claims presented under FEMA’s arbitration process. Should arbitration hearings occur, testify as an expert witness on FEMA’s behalf

Requirements:
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.

Education & Experience:
Individuals must meet at least one level of education and experience requirements listed below:

2 years in field of expertise (with an undergraduate degree and professional registration) or 5 years in field of expertise and undergraduate degree
5 years in field of expertise (with an undergraduate degree and professional registration) or 10 years in field of expertise and undergraduate degree
10 years in field of expertise (with an undergraduate degree and professional registration) or 15 years in field of expertise and undergraduate degree

Other Qualifications:
Experience in Disaster recovery preferred. Previous FEMA experience a Plus
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment
Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment; offer constructive feedback and direction to support goals