Senior Program Manager - FEMA Grant Programs Job at AtkinsRéalis, Alexandria, VA

  • AtkinsRéalis
  • Alexandria, VA

Job Description

Job Description

Why Join us?

It's an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data, and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships, and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive. We need energetic, passionate, and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis.

We are seeking a Senior Program Manager (FEMA Grant Program) to join our team, preferably in the Washington, DC area (open to other US locations). The Senior Program Manager provides support for strategy marketing and leadership, in pursuing and executing FEMA Grant Contracts.

About Us:

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world's most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis 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. AtkinsRéalis has 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.

About You:

You will leverage your experience with FEMA's HMA, HMGP, and BRIC Programs as well as your previous leadership roles in procuring and leader projects with FEMA and other Federal agencies.

How your experience will contribute to the team:

Marketing and Client Management
  • Develop, implement, and monitor annual and strategic marketing plans for targeted projects; participate in the development of Strategic Plan.
  • Pursue, investigate, and evaluate new or expanded opportunities for associated projects and services within the firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective client decision makers; identify and work toward the resolution of client relation problems.
  • Review proposal teams: review and recommend project marketing budgets subject to approval by senior management.
  • Maintain and strengthen client relations with existing clients and build new relationships with others. Serve as a point of contact to client and act as a liaison between management and clients on advanced program related issues.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on behalf and in support of the client's program.

Project production and management
  • Assist project staff in developing work plans; reviews and approves schedules, budgets, project milestone dates, and work products.
  • Oversee financial performance of projects; assist project staff in identifying potential problems to ensure remedial actions are promptly taken to avoid financial losses and client dissatisfaction.

Contracts and financial
  • Conduct contract negotiations with clients and sub-consultants.
  • Recommend operational budgets for approval by senior management. Review and make decision on proposed project budgets.
  • Monitor monthly performance against budget to ensure project profitability.
  • Manage assignments involving large complex projects made up of highly sophisticated and specialized technical components generating annual net revenue between $5 million to $20 million annually.

Internal staff administration
  • Assist management team in identifying staffing needs and the hiring/compensation process based on future workload and projections for project staffing.
  • Manage indirect reports from the Technical Professional Organization selected for staffing projects and support mentoring and evaluation of these staff.
  • Management of staff as the team continues to build in size and scope.
Role Requirements
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning, Finance, Disaster Management, Economics, or related field,
  • 15 plus years' experience with FEMA or similar federal agency grant programs and administration.
  • Relevant experience in marketing and strategic planning.
  • Experience in managing large program contracts, leading large diverse teams.
  • Briefing Executive Leadership on business plans and growth strategies.
  • Experience with direct client management and experience effectively delivering on project goals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) or ability to acquire certification within 6 months.
  • Proficient computer skills (including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat Professional).
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and/or on a team.
  • Comfortable interacting with Clients and Client Stakeholders.
  • Proficient computer skills (including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat Professional)
What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work.

Our benefit offerings address all the areas that are part of living a healthy life. We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage for domestic partners and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan.

At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals.
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy. Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice.

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Worker Type


Job Type


At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Contract work, For contractors, Immediate start, Flexible hours,

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