Capital Improvement Projects Lead (engineer Iv)

Burke, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 22, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County's Wastewater Collection Division (WCD) is recruiting for a highly motivated wastewater engineer to fill its Capital Improvements Program position within the Project & Assets Branch (PAB). The successful candidate will be leading diverse team to define, plan and deliver capital improvements projects including design and construction of pump stations, force mains, and gravity sewers and associated facilities.

Under the general supervision of the PAB Branch Chief:

  • Provide leadership and support to a diverse team of professionals,
  • Provide management and oversight of capital improvement projects including initiation, planning, execution, performance monitoring and closeout,
  • Coordinate with Asset Management group, operations and maintenance staff, other county agencies, local, state and national entities to as needed for successful delivery of capital improvement program,
  • Provide general engineering and technical guidance for the WCD staff,
  • In the event of emergency failures, the successful candidate may participate and/or lead efforts to identify mitigation efforts and solution for the failure.

Emergency Service Personnel: Wastewater Management positions are responsible for providing uninterrupted sewer service to residents during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies. This position may be designated as emergency service personnel at any time by the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) Director or Division Director. As such, this position is subject to 24-hour on-call and may be required to report to work during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents to fulfill emergency service duties. You must make every reasonable effort to be accessible for communication. During unscheduled leave or administrative leave declarations by the County Executive, emergency service personnel are required to report for work. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.

Safety Responsibility: Reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning. Clearly communicates safety expectations. Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies.

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 five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA).
    • An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination 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.

  1. Strong leadership and management skills,
  2. Proven experience and knowledge of contract and project management, including budgeting, planning, scheduling and implementation,
  3. Experience in wastewater infrastructure operation, maintenance and regulatory compliance.

Ability to navigate rough and steep terrain. Ability to perform visual sanitary sewer system field project inspection. Ability to drive/operate county vehicle to and from job sites to perform field project inspections. Ability to perform inspections. 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.

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