Assistant Project Manager (Environmental Science)

Michael Baker International

Alexandria, VA, US


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients’ complex challenges.



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. Protection and management of water resources starts at the watershed level and follows the movement of water through urban and agricultural areas, streams, lakes and reservoirs, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and water/wastewater treatment plants.



This position will support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (MAP) Customer and Data Services (CDS) contract by means of managing operations of the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) contact center. The candidate will join a team of experienced project managers and technical subject matter experts on broad array of disciplines, geographers and GIS analysts, community engagement and risk communication professionals.


Tasks of this position include providing project management assistance related to the FMIX operations and delivering communication of FEMA programs.  As an Assistant Project Manager, you will assist in planning, direction, and coordination activities under the supervision of a Project Manager to ensure the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within scope, schedule, budget, and quality parameters set.  


Being an Assistant Project Manager in Michael Baker’s Alexandria office means that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day.


Most days will be spent in the office interacting and collaborating across a team of internal and external people to perform general project management activities that may include:

•Supporting project planning, monitoring and controlling budgets.

•Supporting status reporting and client communications.

•Supporting established standard operations procedures and updating processes, as required.

•Supporting the identification of existing or emerging problems and working with team members to communicate, mitigate, and/or resolve.

•Building client relationships and working directly with client leadership, as required.

•Providing coaching and supporting the professional development of project staff.

•Preparing written documentation that may include presentations, process documents and workflows, among others. 


You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve!



•You’ll need a four-year Bachelor Degree and 5-7 years of related experience.  Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or other earth science-related degree.

•Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

•We are looking for someone who is proactive and takes initiative to advance efforts.  This position also requires you to have the ability to problem solve and use the best information available to propose and implement an approach or solution.

•You must be customer focused; this position requires an understanding of the customer-centric mentality and approach.

•We are looking for someone who is committed to maintaining a high level of quality in all work delivered independently and by the team.

•The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of FEMA’s Risk MAP Program and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as well as experiences involving customer-centric operations.

•Excellent English language skills, written and verbal, are essential to long term success in this role.

•Naturally, you’ll need computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Visio and Adobe Acrobat Professional. 

•Having Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certifications are a plus but not required.