ICF’s Disaster Management Division seeks a Utility Resilience Planner who will lead Hazard Mitigation planning and similar special projects in the Pacific Northwest following the recent wildfire and straight-line wind events. The successful candidate will be charged with facilitating the development of a wildfire mitigation plan for small to medium-sized utilities. The Mitigation Planner will be responsible for independently developing a project plan, leading weekly client engagements, facilitating client interviews, and writing a plan for management review. You will work across leadership, engineering, vegetation management, dispatch, and emergency management disciplines to develop recommendations, anticipate client needs and propose solutions to help the client meet their deadlines. By exceeding the client’s expectations, the successful candidate will position the company’s resources and expertise to grow the business. In addition, you will work with ICF senior and junior staff and subcontractors to support critical infrastructure clients across the Pacific Northwest.
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a track record of successful, multi-disciplinary plan development and will be responsible for ensuring that programs are positioned to optimize disaster grant resource allocation, build strong solutions to impacted areas, and provide strong risk management. This position represents an exceptional opportunity to join an expert team to facilitate change and help make a lasting difference.
Solving the world’s most complex challenges. At ICF we make BIG things happen. Let’s work together to help disaster impacted survivors and communities recover and re-build for future resilience. ICF’s growing Disaster Management division is assembling an outstanding team equipped to offer expert advisory services, bring the strength of past performance and a hand’s on integrated multidisciplinary approach. Join the ICF team and help make a difference.
Work remote from Oregon, Washington or California is strongly preferred. 25% travel expected.
• Lead a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate compliant state and federal mitigation plans.
• Develop mitigation solutions for critical infrastructure clients that leverage industry best practices.
• Draft wildfire mitigation plans for multiple critical infrastructure clients.
• Serve as the direct interface with client staff, state/local government agencies, as well as senior program staff.
• Coordinate the Applicant’s mitigation priorities and identify grant funding opportunities.
• Maintain a complete understanding of all applicable program policies, requirements, procedures, guidelines; and shall possess knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance requirements for FEMA and similar programs/projects.• Support the development of FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant applications, including drafting narratives, conducting Benefit Cost Analysis, and building project plans.
• 8+ professional experience
• 3+ years of experience in mitigation planning with a focus on wildfire or electrical utility operations.
• Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary planning process
• Familiarity with FEMA regulations, emergency planning, and/or mitigation planning
• Demonstrated success managing complex cross-functional teams to achieve high levels of production, meet tight deadlines, and deliver compliant, quality work products.• Willingness to work in and travel across the Pacific Northwest as necessary
Preferred Skill/Experience:• Familiarity with GIS applications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills, and integrity and ethics
• Team player with the demonstrated ability to build organizational capability, motivate teaming partners/staff to ensure high levels of engagement, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project Management Software)
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