Coastal Project Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Jul 29, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is currently seeking a Coastal Project Manager for our Fairfax, VA or our Jacksonville, FL office. The candidate will lead coastal engineering and mapping projects, including coastal flood hazard, risk analysis and resiliency projects. Candidates should have knowledge of wave mechanics, storm surge, and/or storm induced erosion analyses, as well as a general understanding of coastal flooding methodologies. In addition to a strong technical background in coastal modeling and/or flood mapping, the candidate must have proven ability in managing client relationships, mentoring junior staff, controlling project cost and schedule performance, and preparing proposals and cost estimates. Professional registration (PE) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.


  • Successful leadership and delivery of coastal flood hazard mapping, risk analysis and resilience projects
  • Effective client communications and building strong client relationships
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • Promoting innovative technologies and production methods
  • Assisting with marketing and business development opportunities
  • Capable subconsultant management
  • Skilled report and proposal writing
  • Active participation with professional organizations and industry events

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Skills & Required Experience
  • Possession of a bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering, with an emphasis on coastal processes, or in coastal sciences is required. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • 10-plus years' experience in coastal studies and/or engineering projects, with 5-plus years' experience in project management is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and/or FEMA's Risk MAP program preferred.


Occasional travel is required.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*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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