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Engineer Iii

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Closing date
Oct 1, 2022

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Engineer, QA Engineer, IT
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Details

Job Announcement

Provides project management and engineering design of watershed restoration and stormwater capital improvement projects. Projects may include stream restoration, green stormwater infrastructure, detention basin retrofits, flood control/mitigation and other related water resources and environmental restoration projects. Responsible for the project management of assigned projects, including the development and management of project scope, schedule, resources, stakeholder relations, permitting, coordination, contracting, and correspondence. Applies county and division safety policies and initiatives to all work activities. Interacts with external engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of county resources and timely completion of projects. Provides quality control and quality assurance for construction documents including plans, plats, and specifications prepared by Architecture and Engineering firms for the county. Ensures construction documents conform to all applicable local, state, and federal requirements. Obtains all necessary permits. Prepares, reviews, and coordinates project schedules and construction estimates. Coordinates and processes utility relocation proposals and contract payments. Coordinates project designs with county agencies, non-county agencies, and residents. Prepares and conducts presentations to residents to educate and garner community and stakeholders support. Uses computer software for project management, resource allocation, project schedules, and the review and preparation of construction plans.

Note: This position will be required to be available to work after hours on evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to attend occasional night meetings and support operations to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis. The position is with the Watershed Projects Implementation Branch, Stormwater Planning Division, and duties are performed under general supervision of a Section Chief and the Branch Chief.

Employment Standards

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.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver's license check 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.

Must be willing to complete Virginia Stormwater Plan Review course within 24 months of appointment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience managing architectural or engineering contracts for the completion of construction plans;
  • Review of construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with county standards, guides, and project goals;
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis;
  • Use and configuration of the Esri ArcGIS platform to create and sustain maps, data, analyses, and applications in support of business processes. The Esri ArcGIS platform includes desktop GIS (e.g., ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro) and web GIS (e.g., ArcGIS Online and Enterprise, Field Maps, Survey123, Collector, Web App Builder, etc.);
  • Design and management of watershed restoration and stormwater capital improvement projects;
  • Stream restoration projects including assessment, natural channel design, permitting and/or construction support services;
  • Virginia Stormwater Management Program and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control laws and regulations;
  • Design standards and specifications of stormwater best management practices (BMPs);
  • Rosgen certification or similar training;
  • Virginia Professional Engineer (PE) license or ability to obtain.

Ability to perform field investigation on storm drainage, stormwater management, stream channel and roadway improvement projects. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness. Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures. Ability to drive a motor vehicle.
Ability to perform field investigations. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, and personal fall arrest harness. Ability to carry up to 40 pounds of equipment. Ability to communicate effectively with the public verbally and in writing. Ability to hike or field walk rugged, uneven and steep terrain in stream and stream valleys to perform field investigation on storm drainage, stormwater management, stream channel, and roadway improvement projects. Ability and willingness to work in adverse weather conditions responding to emergency events, e.g. snow removal, flood and hurricane response, etc. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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.


Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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