Jacobs Engineering, CDM Smith win $65 million FEMA contract for Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – Dallas-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., in a joint venture with engineering and construction company CDM Smith, has been awarded a $65 million one-year contract with a $35 million six-month option to provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) support services for Puerto Rico “in response to Hurricane Maria,” according to a release issued by the firm.
Jacobs will provide “public assistance recovery operations, construction and project management and technical support” via site visits and its damage assessments of “important infrastructure,” as well as “develop scopes of work and cost estimates for restoring damaged infrastructure and providing cost-effective hazard mitigation measures,” the company further explained.
Jacobs has been supporting FEMA since November on programs focused on infrastructure, housing inspections and “other related professional services” for the hurricane recovery efforts on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
Jacobs provides scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management services with its more than 77,000 employees.
“We will be working in coordination with FEMA and the community to support the rebuild of Puerto Rico’s critical infrastructure,” Jacobs’ Global Environmental Solutions Senior Vice President Jan Walstrom, says in the release. “Helping families, communities, schools and businesses return to normalcy is very rewarding and we are grateful for the opportunity to support this important task.”