Message from the Project Manager
A Sense of Purpose
One of the greatest attributes of our project is our ability to pull together as a team when the demands placed upon us are most challenging. This was never truer than during the uncertainty and challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am thankful for the commitment, resilience, and achievements of our entire staff! Our employees remain steadfast in adversity because they have a sense of purpose – to help people and make a difference. In 2021, our team adjusted to multiple scope changes and safely delivered over 400 thousand inspections across 16 task orders to include Midwest floods, west coast wildfires, and multi-state task orders from Hurricane Ida.
Our world is rapidly changing, and our future world will be very different from today's in many ways. While the pandemic has been the defining issue over the past few years, climate change is the challenge of our lifetime. Climate change continues to generate more frequent and intense storms, and the need for skilled and committed inspectors continues to grow. While embracing change – being ‘FEMA flexible’ -- we innovate to remain on mission and better serve FEMA and our communities. We are highly committed to a more sustainable future and will continue to partner with our employees and FEMA to be Future Ready, to design for this future as well as for today’s needs.
Valuing Our People
At WSP, we value our people and our reputation, and are highly committed to strengthening our culture of inclusion and safety. I personally commit to fostering an engaging and collaborative work environment. By listening, sharing, and being clear-eyed about our shared challenges we will elevate our capacity and achieve the remarkable.
I am humbled and appreciative of the opportunity to lead WSP’s FEMA Housing Inspection Services Project. Every day I am honored to work alongside such a dedicated and compassionate team who continuously prove that our work matters and our mission is vital.
Jarad Kapsa, FEMA HIS Managing Director
WSP USA Inspection Services