Engineer Iii

Location
Lorton, Virginia
Salary
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Posted
Apr 30, 2022
Closes
May 21, 2022
Ref
22-01276
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as the process engineer at the Noman M Cole Pollution Control Plant, a 67 million gallon per day advanced wastewater treatment plant located in Lorton, VA. Serves as a process engineer including performing engineering analysis and daily long term process monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization to ensure efficient, effective, and compliant operations. Assists with facility’s regulatory program to ensure compliance with all requirements of regulations, permits, and best management practices. Uses knowledge of wastewater biological, mechanical, and chemical processes and operations and facility support systems to resolve technical issues and provide guidance in execution of duties. Monitors pending or proposed legislation and regulations. Serves as project manager and/or technical lead during project activities. Serves as back up to other engineering positions. Supports other facility groups and branches. Works u nder the guidance of the Engineering Support Branch Manager.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Performs all the duties of the Engineer II and as applicable;
  • Interacts with external engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of county resources and timely completion of projects;
  • Prepares project cost estimates and schedules for various project types;
  • Mentors and leads less experienced staff in day-to-day business or for special projects;
  • Reviews plans submitted by Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms for county projects to determine if they meet design requirements, and for cost and compatibility with county standards, guidelines and operational needs and verifies invoices for payment;
  • Reviews operations for regulatory/permit compliance;
  • Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
  • Maintains project files and documentation;
  • Provides direction and oversight of environmental monitoring;
  • Leads in design project feasibility studies and develops design criteria for engineering consultants;
  • Leads design and construction meetings, manages design and construction contracts; develops project scopes, budgets and schedules;
  • May serve as a Team Leader;
  • Prepares and presents reports to boards and commissions;
  • May be required to sign/seal work performed as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect;
  • May administer the section in the absence of the supervisor;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) that are associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of team(s) and/or subordinates;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design
  • requirements and compatibility with county standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents;
  • Ability to meet and interact with the public;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's license check, and pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful applicant must be highly motivated; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; organized, and detail oriented as it relates to regulatory compliance. Other preferred qualifications include:
  1. Experience ensuring compliance with and knowledge of the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act and associated federal and state regulations as they relate to wastewater facilities,
  2. Process, maintenance, and/or and operational experience and/or knowledge relating to large scale (>35 MGD) advanced wastewater treatment plants, and
  3. Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to write, communicate and perform inspections and evaluations in the field; and perform engineering analysis. Must be able to walk, climb stairs and 28 ft. ladders. Ability to work in diverse weather. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
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