Engineer Iv

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Posted
Jan 07, 2023
Closes
Feb 04, 2023
Ref
23-00108
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Since 1977, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has served the Fairfax County community by enhancing mobility, safety, and the quality of life of residents, businesses, and visitors through planning, coordinating, funding, implementing, and sustaining a multimodal transportation system. FCDOT is seeking a motivated, highly qualified, and public service-oriented Engineer IV to join the Transportation Design Division. Serving as a Transportation Design Project Manager, this position is a senior level engineering position responsible for overall project management and contract administration for multiple complex multimodal transportation improvement projects and assisting the section chief with the team’s projects and developing policy and procedural guidance issues, as needed. In a dynamic and quickly evolving environment, this position will provide a challenging and rewarding experience for an individual invested in achieving the county’s strategic transportation goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing engineering support during project design, land acquisition, and construction phases for assigned projects, including coordinating with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), county, and other regulatory agencies
  • Preparing, monitoring, and managing project budgets and schedules to ensure assigned projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Developing design engineering and/or construction consultant scopes of work, and negotiating and managing contracts, including approving invoices for payment
  • Reviewing consultant deliverables, including design/construction plans, plats, and specifications to ensure projects meet all applicable engineering standards and requirements
  • Attending project-related design field inspections, utility field inspections, pre-construction and construction meetings, and monitoring construction progress to ensure conformance with project design
  • Identifying, responding to, and resolving public concerns related to assigned projects
  • Preparing and communicating technical reports, status reports, meeting summaries, letters, official items for Board of Supervisors’ consideration, and other documents as required
  • Preparing presentations for and serving as a subject matter expert at project-related public meetings, briefings for senior leadership and/or elected officials, and other audiences, as required to meet specific audience needs
  • Attending other project-related meetings, both in-person and virtual, including occasional evenings and weekends

For more information on the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, please click here.

Note: Multiple positions may be hired from this announcement.

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

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's License
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) licensed in Virginia. (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.)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of and extensive experience with local, federal and VDOT design standards, guidelines, and procedures, including the VDOT Locally Administered Project (LAP) manual
  • Seven years of experience in design and management of complex multimodal transportation projects, including existing and new roadway improvement projects, bike and pedestrian walkway/trail facilities, and spot intersection improvements
  • Ability to read and understand roadway and other public improvement design plans
  • Strong computer skills and experience with AutoCAD Civil3D and/or MicroStation, and Microsoft Office applications
  • One or more other Professional Engineer- related certifications, such as Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), VDOT Locally Administered Projects (LAP) Certification, Designated Plans Examiner (DPE), or DEQ Certified Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer
  • Ability to work independently and strong organizational, time management, and project management skills, including ability to coordinate multiple projects, prioritize, and meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to assist the Section Chief in developing policy and procedural issues and assist in training and mentoring team members
  • Strong written communication skills, including ability to prepare presentations, technical memoranda, non-technical memoranda, letters, and other correspondence
  • Strong oral communication skills, as well as experience presenting to and providing subject matter expertise for and engaging with elected officials, staff, and the community
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Desire to advance a collaborative and supportive culture.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. Work is generally sedentary; however, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include practical 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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