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Project Manager - FEMA

Project Manager - FEMA

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This position is in support of IBTS’s effort to inspect Manufactured Housing Units for FEMA. The Project Manager will develop the Inspection and Administrative team, organize the team, modify processes to the specific project, and launch activities.


Essential Functions:

  • Develop post disaster response activities plan with disaster impacted states, counties, and cities including establishing a 30-90 day schedule, staff responsibilities and skills, and goals/objectives including:
    • Establish travel budgets
    • Establish liaison activities
    • Establish training and information sessions for communities with recommendations, action material, etc.
    • Determine webinar and social media support needs
    • Assure proper training, equipping, and oversight
    • Interface with the response manager to assure effective delivery
  • Develop / coordinate the staffing plan attending to the scope and terms of the contract; recruit, train, acclimate new staff to the project plan, processes, contract scope, etc.
  • Establish billing and compliance.
  • Spend time working out of the FEMA HQ and Joint Field Office.
  • Visit field inspection and other sites for all projects using available transportation (in many cases this will require extensive driving).
  • Establish client, stakeholder, subcontractor, and support contractor points of contacts.
  • Develop workflows, production goals, and launch project operations.
  • Ensure a thorough understanding of contracts assigned including scope, fee schedules, payment terms, contract termination terms, and compliance terms.
  • Effectively manage contracts assuring all out-of-scope items are identified in writing promptly and written approval is requested from the client.
  • Provide timely, accurate, and compliant project reports to clients, and management reports to corporate.
  • Effectively contribute to proposal development, client meetings, and other development- related activities.
  • Ensure effective pricing schedules and contract modifications/amendments are developed and delivered in timely manner to the client.
  • Manage and develop project staff to assure an effective and efficient business capability that consistently meets project expectations for product quality and production volume and timeliness.
  • Other requirements as needed.

 Job Specifications:

  • Requires leadership skills, clear direction
  • Issue Non Conformance Reports (NCR’s) when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain the company's corporate image and identity
  • Respond to requests for information about employers' activities or status.
  • Facilitate consumer relations or the relationship between parts of the company, such as the managers and employees, or different branch offices.
  • Provide customer service to IBTS staff, contractors, homeowners, and clients in accordance to Local, City, or State requirements
  • Foster positive attitude towards IBTS staff, contractors, homeowners, and clients.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to effectively managet multiple projects, multiple initiatives, multiple direct reports, and multiple subcontractors.
  • Protect and foster the integrity of the team, the division, and the company.
  • Be prepared and in good standing to drive to disaster locations and to disaster impacted homes and infrastructure sites; in some cases, conditions may be significantly deteriorated.
  • Act ethically in all situations.


  • Requires Bachelor’s degree (Engineering or related) and at least 5+ years of project management experience in construction or engineering projects.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to remain stationary in a stationary position while in the performance of your duties.
  • Requires local and domestic travel, up to 75%.  (Anticipated:  25% in Ashburn, VA headquarter office, then travel 50% of time to Washington, DC, and 25% to other States).


Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.


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