FEMA - Risk MAP Study Manager


Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker's more than 3,200 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://mbakerintl.com/ .


Michael Baker International's Water Group provides innovative consulting, planning and engineering solutions for the entire spectrum of the water cycle. We have proven experience in providing a full range of professional services from scientific and technical analysis, concept through design, and construction support services We have proven experience in providing a full range of professional services from planning through design and construction.


Michael Baker International is seeking an experienced and motivated Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (MAP) Study Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a successful manager with experience in Risk MAP production and study management. This position requires proactive communication, a passion for quality, strong attention to detail, and a demonstrated track record of building effective project teams and delivering Risk MAP projects. This position will support contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including FEMA Headquarters and Regions 1, 2, 3, and/or 5 along with Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) contracts. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for leadership, a strong sense of ownership, and natural communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct, coordinate, and manage activities of multi-disciplinary staff providing Risk MAP production support to ensure project delivery per schedule, on budget, and within scope parameters
  • Ensure adherence to FEMA Risk MAP guidelines and standards throughout the entire Risk MAP study life cycle
  • Implement quality assurance, quality control, and quality improvement measures to ensure project excellence
  • Participate in client meetings as needed and follow through on assigned action items directly
  • Participate in and facilitate (as needed) Risk MAP meetings with clients, communities, and other stakeholders
  • Prepare technical documentation to share with Risk MAP study stakeholders
  • Ensure task tracking and study documentation are accurate and completed in a timely manner in FEMA's Mapping Information Platform (MIP)
  • Engage other Subject Matter Experts and technical support staff as needed to support FEMA Regions
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to project team members
  • Collaborate with other FEMA contract staff to share best practices
  • Coordinate with other study managers to balance workload and staffing needs.
  • Confer with team members to provide advice, counsel, and resolve problems
  • Cultivate and manage client relationships and guide application of services to best serve the interests of the client and Michael Baker International
  • Comply with contract requirements, including quality and security requirements


  • Minimum of 6 years of related experience working with FEMA's Risk MAP Program and study production.
  • Four-year Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Geography, Geology, Planning, Environmental Science, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program, FEMA's Guidelines and Standards for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Activities Under the Risk MAP Program, and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, proactive communicator and problem-solver
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of flood risk mapping production and corresponding quality assurance methodology and management
  • Ability to manage scope, schedule, and budget requirements, working with multi-disciplinary teams under limited supervision
  • Strong track record of overseeing successful project delivery with a drive for quality product and financial excellence
  • Demonstrated supervisor and mentoring skills


  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)
  • Experience performing Risk MAP study Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Ability to travel periodically, as needed (less than 20%)
  • Industry involvement (e.g. Association of State Floodplain Managers)


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.


Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.


When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.


Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.


Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.


To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.




The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.


Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.