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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Houston, Texas, United States of America
JOB #R2102622

Architect, Manager - Disaster Recovery

Do you have a passion for helping build communities that are more resilient to disasters? Join ICF's Disaster Management team today!

ICF's Disaster Management (DM) Division is growing and we are seeking an Architect, Manager who will support the implementation of FEMA Public Assistance Programs in the state of Louisiana. The Disaster Management Division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement policies and programs to promote increased resilience to disasters and long-term housing, economic and infrastructure recovery after disaster strikes. Our functional expertise is in program management and operations, planning and preparedness, technical assistance and training, strategic communications and outreach, compliance and monitoring, and performance measurement and evaluation. Clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery programs. We often work in close collaboration with ICF experts across the firm on related issues such as energy efficiency and green building, infrastructure, financial literacy, and workforce development. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results.

As an Architect, Manager you will coordinate with other technical specialists and project team members to ensure performance of tasks. Responsibilities may include providing comprehensive disaster recovery, grant monitoring services to sub-recipients, and oversee disaster recovery staff and assisting with project management tasks.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences. 

This is a remote based position with a preference given to those located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Requirement to be onsite as needed up to 50% of the time. 

Key Responsibilities:
•    Create, review and provide guidance on scopes of work, costs alignments and building projects. 
•    Evaluate facility damages, documents, and photographs pursuant to scope of service consultations. 
•    Create damaged component inventory and detailed estimate of damage. 
•    Support cost estimators during project development and project formulation.
•    Applying program requirements, policies, procedures and protocols.
•    Provide accurate repair cost information to help build competitive estimates. 
•    Provide detailed review of FEMA project sub-grant applications (project worksheets) for completeness and preparation of version requests.
•    Support project team members with technical interpretations and assistance.
•    Attend meetings with agencies and applicants to establish assessment of proposed recovery projects, discuss project objectives, and construction budget.•    Consult on Hazard Mitigation, 428 Alternative Procedures, and other FEMA Public Assistance rules and regulations

Basic Requirements:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
•    12+ years experience, including 7+ years working in disaster recovery and grant monitoring through the federal and state levels of government with emphasis on the FEMA public assistance program.
•    7+ years management experience of large scale construction programs
•    Working knowledge of RS Means, Xactimate, FEMA Cost Estimate or applicable web-based cost estimator software
•    Familiarity with Federal grant provisions involving procurement, labor compliance, environmental issues, etc. 
•    5+ years experience with FEMA Public Assistance program, Hazard Mitigation 404, 406, Alternate and Improved Project requirements. •    Licensed Architect 

Professional Skills:
•    Ability to use multiple database systems and perform data entry.
•    Excellent writing skills, with experience writing technical guidance or procedures
•    Skill in managing multiple projects and stakeholder interests with timeliness, accuracy, and quality
•    Excellent analytical and qualitative strategic thinking capabilities and collaboration skills•    Demonstrable analytical rigor and good judgement under pressure.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Baton Rouge, LA (LA27)


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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.