Engineer Iv

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Posted
Jan 14, 2023
Closes
Feb 10, 2023
Ref
23-00166
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Wastewater Design and Construction Division, Collection Branch, in Capital Facilities (CAP) is seeking a civil engineer, structural engineer, or mechanical engineer acting as the owner's representative to manage and lead the varied, complex, and challenging projects associated with Fairfax County’s capital improvement projects in the wastewater collections system. The successful candidate will manage assigned projects and supervise a group of engineers to monitor, delegate, and review work assignments for the successful completion of assigned capital projects. Projects include planning, design and construction for major and complex, wastewater collection and transmission, sanitary sewer, and pump station projects. Manages all aspects of planning, design and construction work from initial scope development to construction close-out. Responsible for overall management of highly technical, diverse projects critical to the county and often non-routine, for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and codes. Responsible for project quality assurance, customer satisfaction, schedule development and monitoring, permitting, payment, certification, contract management for planning, design and construction. Works closely with using agencies to develop detailed scopes of work for assigned capital projects, formulates total project estimates and budgets, manages overall project budgets and provides project status updates as required. Provides feedback to employees, conducts performance evaluations, supports the training and development of workforce through training and guidance. Learn more about us.

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offer comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through LiveWell and the Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness. Please review our awesome benefits in the following links:

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with County standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents, studies, and technical analysis and present findings in clear and concise format;
  • Ability to coordinate long-term, complex project plans;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee the work of team(s), subordinates and diverse professional and sub-professional engineering staff;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, senior County staff and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.


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:
  • 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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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 exemptionprior 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:
  1. At least 5 years of project management experience including planning, scope and budget development, site assessment and coordinating land acquisition, consultant selection, negotiations and contract management, development agreement negotiations, design and quality control, and construction administration of complex wastewater collection system projects.
  2. At least 3 years of supervisory experience or leadership responsibilities for engineers and other construction professionals.
  3. Extensive work on waste management or environmental projects.
  4. Extensive expertise in managing multiple capital projects concurrently especially in wastewater projects.
  5. At least 3 years of experience as a professional engineer with local, federal environmental regulations
  6. At least 3 years of professional experience facilitating public meetings which may include groups with differing positions and making presentations on capital projects to community outreach meetings, public hearings, and boards and commission presentations.
  7. Extensive experience in all aspects of construction management, bidding, claims mitigation, contract negotiations, quality control, scheduling, project close-out.
  8. Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to safely walk across uneven terrain in performing field investigations, measurements, and onsite meetings for wastewater collections construction projects including sewers and pump stations. Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain and typical construction sites. Ability to participate in and understand verbal conversations at typical speaking volume and pace as well as respond to audio alarms and verbal warnings on construction sites, over the phone, and in the office workplace. Ability to read, understand, and produce handwritten and typed documents. Ability to use computers/computer software for communication, report generation, electronic file-keeping, project metrics analysis, and project tracking purposes. Ability to lift 30 pounds overhead. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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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