Senior Engineer Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Jan 27, 2023
Feb 18, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

The award-winning organization of Building Design and Construction Division (BDCD) is responsible for the implementation of all major building projects identified in the Fairfax County Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Working at BDCD provides a unique opportunity for you to be involved with the community to shape the future of Fairfax County. BDCD is seeking professionals with project management experience in design and/or construction administration to join our team of talented architects and engineers in the following business areas (Learn more about BDCD) :
  • Building Construction Branch - responsible for construction of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects through various project delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build (DBB) and Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR). Learn more about us.
  • Building Design Branch - responsible for design of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects including the Public Safety program and the Community Development program. Learn more about us.
  • Special Projects Section - manages all phases of planning, design, permitting, and construction administration for implementation of smaller capital projects and capital renewal work, including demolition and modular facilities. Learn more about us.
The Senior Engineer III position may be responsible for the following:
  • Overall management and leadership of capital projects from concept through project close-out including: site and consultant selection and contract negotiation, coordination and collaboration with customers, manages consultants in all phases of design including schematic design, design development, and contract drawing and specification development. Also manages and coordinates value engineering and constructability review. Ensures schedule and budget requirements are met and maintains project documentation and reporting, coordination and management of bidding and construction, monitoring construction progress, change order and contract dispute negotiations and resolution, construction quality control, and project close out.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact with the engineering design consultant, contractor, and other agencies as required, and maintains all project documentation.
  • Responds to technical, design and scope related questions during the design and construction phase. May make presentations to senior County leadership and to County residents.
  • Performs all aspects of design and/or construction contract administration for complex building, projects.
  • May also serve as Construction Manager (CM) responsible for bidding and construction contract administration.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and provide outstanding customer service to using agencies and project stakeholders.
  • Stays abreast of technical codes and safety regulations.
  • Promotes communication, teamwork, and collaboration within the division and with colleagues across the divisions in Capital Facilities. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • This position may telework at least 2 to 3 days per week after an introductory period. Telework may be subject to change in accordance with latest Fairfax County policy.
  • Learn more about CAP .

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:

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.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license.
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.

Please note that if the selected candidate is licensed in another state, they will be required to obtain a Virginia PE or RA license through the reciprocity process within twelve (12) months of the award letter date as a condition of employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record 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.

  1. At least 4 years of experience procuring, administering, and managing architectural/engineering and/or construction contracts in building capital improvement projects.
  2. Experience with financial and budgetary planning, tracking, and reporting at the project and program level.
  3. At least 5 years of experience managing multiple capital projects in design or construction on projects ranging from small renovations and upgrades to new stand-alone facilities. Experience includes consultant selection, negotiations, contract management, planning, budget and schedule development, site assessment, coordination of property acquisition for public use, quality control, and construction administration
  4. Project management experience with the approval and permitting phases of the development process, including land use and entitlement process to ensure approvals are in line with County proprietary and regulatory requirements.
  5. 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.
  6. At least 3 years of professional experience with local, federal, and state building and site development codes.
  7. Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain and typical construction sites to perform field inspections at project construction sites or potential sites for future facilities. Able to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet or more per floor with the potential of multiple floors and able to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings. Ability to hear normal construction alarms and verbal warnings on active construction sites. Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. 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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