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FEMA Planner

  • Job reference: NA-002186
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Lynnwood
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Lynnwood, WA Water Resource Group as a FEMA Water Resources Planner.


Applies knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Risk MAP program by providing communications and technical support to clients and community stakeholders out of the FEMA Region 10 Service Center. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and risk communication


Supporting the training and outreach lead, duties include NFIP-related technical assistance

Ordinance review

Newsletter editing and publication

SharePoint site administration

Database maintenance

Training coordination and facilitation

Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary


Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning or related degree. Minimal experience required with Bachelor's degree. No experience required with Master's degree.


Thorough understanding of the National Flood Insurance Program and Risk MAP.

Excellent technical writing and communication skills, must be detailed oriented.

Prior experience developing training/outreach materials, written publications, and presentations.

Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, and Access.

Proficiency with online communication and meeting tools (Skype, WebEx, and AdobeConnect).

Audio and video editing experience is preferred.

Familiarity with ArcGIS and MS Project is preferred.

Ideal candidates must have at least 5 years of experience with a combination of floodplain development/permit review, ordinance enforcement, hazard mitigation plan development, and public information or outreach related activities.

Completion of FEMA’s EMI E273 course (or equivalent)


Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

FEMA PTS or CTP program knowledge a plus

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise appropriate solutions.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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