Arlington County, Virginia
$88,025.60 - $134,388.80 Annually
Jun 16, 2022
Jul 21, 2022
Full Time
Position Information

Note: The pay range listed above is effective June 19, 2022.

NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply.

The Facilities Design and Construction Bureau within the Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Facilities Project Specialist to administer and perform project management duties for Capital Projects in the Transit Bureau which includes transit maintenance facilities, transit stations, and entrances to WMATA Metrorail stations including elevators and tunnels.

The Specialist is also responsible for managing the design, new construction, and renovation of existing County Transit facilities, County funded projects for WMATA from conceptual development through project turnover, and warranty period services including managing multiple design and construction contracts to ensure that quality products are delivered on time and within budget.

Duties include:

  • Developing project management plans and documents including capital budget estimates, schedules, and defining the scope of work;
  • Preparing solicitations (RFP's and RFQ's) for design services and other professional services, including coordinating reviews with approvers, responding to vendor questions during solicitation process, reviewing vendor submissions, short listing top vendors, conducting vendor interviews, and providing written recommendations for award;
  • Leading the construction contractor selection process, preparing Invitation to Bid (ITB) for construction services, coordinating reviews with approvers, conducting pre-bid meetings, responding to bidder questions, evaluating bids received, conducting post-bid scope reviews, and making formal recommendations for contract award;
  • Procuring surveys, design, construction, construction management, QA/QC services, commissioning services and related services which may be provided by consultants, contractors, or County staff;
  • Leading the project permitting and approval process and coordinating with other Departments and Agencies, and Community groups;
  • Managing project design and construction phases and ensuring projects are designed within budget, meeting client's needs, and are built in accordance with standards, including coordinating County and Stakeholder reviews and securing agreements;
  • Reviewing and approving contractor's schedules, monitoring work activities so projects are completed on schedule and within budget, and requesting corrective actions, including performing regular site inspections;
  • Recommending changes in design, specifications, and schedules to accommodate conditions at construction sites, identifying potential changes early, reviewing contract documents for legitimacy of change, processing change orders in a timely manner, and project documentation record keeping should legal issues arise;
  • Preparing and finalizing grant compliant documentation for regional, state, and federal agencies, managing project budget and disbursal of funds, and reviewing all contractor progress payment requests and change orders for appropriateness;
  • Managing the project completion process by making final inspections, overseeing commissioning and equipment startup and training, reviewing close out documentation, coordinating with County user groups and Facilities Management Bureau, and providing follow-up actions as required during the warranty period; and
  • Providing project status reporting and making presentations to elected officials, executive management, and community groups
Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Project Management, or a related field; and;
  • Significant experience in project management and administration as facilities engineer or construction project manager, including managing design and construction of new, or renovation of transportation related projects.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Managing the work of designers, construction managers, and contractors;
  • Managing design and construction of WMATA facilities;
  • Using project management and scheduling technologies at a proficient level;
  • Working with Local, State, and/or Federal Transit Agencies such as FTA, DRPT, WMATA, and others; and
  • Construction claims and dispute resolution.

Possession of one or more of the following preferred Certifications/Licenses:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in Virginia or state with reciprocity;
  • Registered as an Architect in Virginia or a state with reciprocity;
  • Project Management Professional; and
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

Special Requirements

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid Driver License, or the ability to use alternative methods of transportation to perform duties at other locations. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, they must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of official driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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