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CDM Smith Manager, Disaster Recovery in Houston, Texas


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Job Description:

CDM Smith’s Emergency and Disaster Management Group is seeking a Disaster Recovery Team Leader with expertise in Uniform Relocation Assistance and Matching Funds and Resilience. The Disaster Recovery Team Lead leads team in the oversight, planning, development and management of the housing and economic development disaster recovery program at CDM Smith.

This is a nationwide opportunity. We are open to candidates working remotely. This position will require frequent travel and may require long term relocation to a program location.


  • Oversees, trains and leads program staff in understanding and applying the regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Assures deliverables are being met and projects are progressing according to contract requirements and are compliant with applicable regulations.

  • Follows application evaluative procedures for recommended grant awards, and measure the progress of the programs, including construction.

  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to management and the client on policy and procedures to implement the disaster programs in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Provides progress update reports and analysis to management. Work with management to formulate solutions to issues within the program.

  • Communicates and meets with client, applicants and grantees.

  • Aides in promoting the program by making presentations and conducting and coordinating conferences, meetings and other forums.

  • Participates in hiring process, employee appraisals/ performance reviews and employee related matters.

  • Assists with business development activities including client meetings, proposal preparation, and professional organization involvement.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Title:

Manager, Disaster Recovery



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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 8 years of related experience. 5 years CDBG or CDBG disaster recovery experience required. 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith 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, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Texas - Houston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position