Civil Engineer III

Alexandria, VA
$76,929.06 - $135,378.62 Annually
Jul 27, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Full Time
Civil Engineer III

An overview:
The Sanitary Infrastructure Civil Engineer III is responsible for managing the planning level engineering for sanitary sewer capital infrastructure projects and other sanitary sewer programs under the general supervision of the Sanitary Infrastructure Civil Engineer IV. The employee will utilize prior engineering experience to resolve critical issues on complex projects. The employee is expected to have a strong technical background in civil engineering and experience working on engineering projects, along with strong time management skills and ability to effectively manage competing priorities. Work is performed with considerable independence and independent judgement, while ensuring compliance with City policies and procedures.

The Opportunity:
  • Responsible for the management of sanitary sewer programs, capital projects and sewer related initiatives, following City procedures and policies to achieve project objectives.
  • Monitors sanitary sewer projects, including the work done by consultant teams, to ensure conformance with scope, schedule and budget in order to best meet project objectives.
  • Responsible for managing planning level engineering of projects aimed at reducing inflow and infiltration into the sanitary sewer system and reducing the potential for sanitary sewer backups during periods of heavy rainfall and associated flooding.
  • Ensures that projects conform to all applicable City standards and are in conformance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.
  • Works collaboratively with the Department of Project Implementation to ensure a seamless transition of projects from planning level engineering stage to design and construction.
  • Provides comprehensive reviews on engineering plans, specifications, and other engineering related reports/documents throughout the design process, along with monitoring projects during construction.
  • Works with stakeholders, engages the community, and presents information regarding sanitary related programs to residents, outside agencies, senior staff, and City officials. Seeks stakeholder input, gains consensus, and makes recommendations in the best interest of the City and its residents.
  • Routinely reports project progress to senior project engineer and seeks assistance with project challenges.
  • Continues to grow technical knowledge in the planning level engineering and operation of sanitary sewer collection systems. Responsible for meeting all certification requirements and seeking out coaching and assistance on unfamiliar work. Committed to continually improving engineering skills and knowledge.
  • Approaches work with a critical eye, challenging accepted practices, seeking new approaches and continuous improvement. Supports the Director in the development and continuous improvement of departmental procedures and processes.
About the Department: The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction, inspection and surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and refuse and recycling collection.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or other related field and five years of professional experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other related field; minimum of five (5) years of related experience. Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or eligible to obtain Virginia registration by reciprocity; two (2) years of experience related to sanitary sewer collection systems.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks.

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