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AECOM Senior Program Specialist - Flood Risk Solutions in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

The successful candidate for the Senior Program Specialist position requires an in-depth knowledge of the NFIP program to support on-going projects and rapid response requests. The Senior Program Specialist, by virtue of the position, may be required to provide surge support during critical national disasters or congressional inquiries. The successful candidate will need thrive in an often times fast-paced environment and provide a broad range of oversight managing teams in providing geospatial support at a national level, functions such as:

  • Respond to various requirements for geospatial products and services.

  • Support natural disasters incidents when they occur.

  • Support the initiative of the NEXGEN of the Regulatory Mapping for the future of RiskMAP.

  • Support Headquarters Task Orders as the open up to support the Program initiative.

  • Provide leadership responsibilities and support to Program and Task Order Managers on all aspects of the NFIP Risk Map program.

  • As assigned manage projects, teams and technical components of the Compass PTS JV for RiskMap, HMTAP and TARC programs.

  • Support AECOM and the Compass PTS in pursuing and securing new business opportunities throughout the FEMA/DHS Program.

  • Participate in strategic planning and proposal writing teams for future endeavors.

  • Support FEMA and DHS in steering the future direction of the NFIP program based upon their needs.

  • Familiarity with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA Flood Insurance Studies, especially historical reporting requirements for DFIRM studies, MT-2, and other related studies is preferred.

  • Provide primary communication with the client to facilitate all requests with all 10 Region Service Centers.

  • Among the PTS providers be able to facilitate, plan, organize and manage all requests from the client on tight deadlines

  • Prepare and maintain internal and external project documentation.

  • Opportunity to use quantitative and presentation skills, with software such as MS Excel and MS Power Point to organize data, analyze data, and present reports.

  • As requested, attend industry conferences and meeting for business development purposes.

  • Travel to FEMA and Compass PTS offices as needed to support the National and Regional Programs


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil, environmental or arelated field

  • 8 years of experience in related field specific to the water industry (ie: floodplain mapping, water resource engineering, coastal, hydrographic, H&H modeling, AutoCAD)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NFIP program to support on-going projects and rapid response requests

  • Proven quantitative and presentation skills, using software such as MS Excel and MS Power Point to organize and analyze data.

  • Due to the nature of projects, U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Minimum of 5 years of strong Project and/or Program Management experience.

  • This position may require travel

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License and as a condition of employment, must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in civil, environmental, or related degree

  • Familiarity with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA Flood Insurance Studies, especially historical reporting requirements for DFIRM studies, MT-2, and other related studies.

  • Ability to analyze and communicate quantitative data to the client to both technical and administrative staff

  • Be dynamic, personable and highly self-motivated

  • Have exceptional customer service orientation

  • Have a strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong familiarity with GIS Production environment

  • CFM and/or GISP certification (or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire)

  • DHS/FEMA badge is a plus, but not required.

Additional Information

All of your information will be held strictly confidential in accordance with EEO guidelines

This position does not provide sponsorship

This position does not provide relocation assistance

Offered rate of compensation for Massachusetts will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $170,000 - $190,500


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10102858

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid