• FEMA-Disaster Response Cost Estimators

    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/16/2018 9:09 PM)
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    # of Openings
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    Disaster Support
    Relocation Assistance
  • Job Description

    FEMA-Disaster Response Cost Estimators (Nationwide)

    Are you looking for a chance to help your country with disaster related work?  Why not get onboard with Dewberry?  We have been supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and recovery assignments for over 25 years.  Dewberry is offering a wide range of career opportunities to those who want more than a job.  Would you like to be a member of our professional team that's committed to excellence and integrity?   Under an open-end A/E technical assistance contract, Dewberry is providing field assessments, engineer evaluations inspections of damaged public infrastructure, cost estimates, mitigation project evaluation, debris monitoring, environmental services, and design services on an on-call basis in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism on behalf of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) throughout the United States including the Caribbean and Pacific territories.

    Dewberry is currently searching for highly qualified Cost Estimators for our on-call team.  Candidates selected must be U.S. citizens and able to successfully pass a Federal background investigation, to include financial and criminal history.  Successful candidates must be able to commit to a 6-12 month assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week.




    Cost Estimators will work through the various FEMA assistance programs. Estimators will perform field inspections of damaged facilities to gain an understanding of the probable scope of work, including means and methods of construction. Estimators will conduct both parametric and detailed cost analysis on a variety of public and municipal infrastructure including, but not limited to; schools, libraries, police and fire stations, water treatment facilities, public transit systems, medical and educational facilities, bridges, road construction, and capital projects. Estimators will prepare estimates using a variety of documented data sources. Estimators will develop detailed project worksheets, identify scope of eligible work for projects, including cause and dimensions of damage, and the work necessary to repair the damage, and produce efficient, traceable, verifiable and defendable cost estimates meeting the quality review requirements of FEMA.

    Required Skills & Required Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field
    • Minimum of 5 years of full-time professional experience in field of study
    • Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, Licensed Professional Contractor, or Estimating certifications/registrations strongly preferred
    • Prior FEMA Public Assistance experience and knowledge of regulations and policies preferred
    • Experience creating parametric and detailed quantity Cost Estimates for damaged infrastructure including materials, man-hours, and equipment
    • Experience Utilizing FEMA's Cost Estimating Format in development of estimates for Project Worksheets is preferred
    • Experience coordinating scope/estimating efforts in a team environmental
    • Experience developing Conceptual Stage, Design Stage, Design Development Stage and Construction Document Stage Estimates
    • Previous experience using RS Means Cost Data or similar national cost data sources
    • Must have excellent verbal and technical writing skills
    • Proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel)
    • Must be able to work in team environment
    • Valid driver’s license required

    Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


    Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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