Senior Engineer Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Mar 11, 2023
Apr 07, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Wastewater Design and Construction Division (WDCD) is seeking engineers with project management experience in design and/or construction administration for a variety of wastewater capital improvement projects in the Collection Branch. Provides planning, design and construction management for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects at Fairfax County’s wastewater collection system including pump stations, gravity sewers and force mains. Learn more about us.

The Senior Engineer III (Project Manager) will 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 reviews. 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 planning design and construction phase. This will include technical issues involved with pump station design, design of new or rehabilitated sewer lines, odor control facilities, and other sewage collection system related issues. May make presentations to senior county leadership and to county residents.
  • Performs all aspects of design and/or construction contract administration for complex wastewater collection system projects.
  • Serves as Construction Manager (CM) responsible for bidding, construction contract administration, and new facility start up.
  • Occasionally responds to sanitary sewer emergencies when engineering consulting services and/or construction contracting resources are needed.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and provide outstanding customer service to using agencies and project stakeholders.
  • 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 WDCD.

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.

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification.
  2. Experience in planning, budgeting, design, construction, project management, and construction contract administration of wastewater treatment and collection projects.
  3. Knowledgeable of various wastewater treatment and collection processes and operations.
  4. At least three years of experience of local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
  5. At least three years of experience in managing multiple capital projects concurrently.
  6. At least three years of experience in conducting public meetings on capital project issues.
  7. Intermediate to advance experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  8. Intermediate information technology skills including AutoCAD, GIS, MS Project/Primavera.

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. Ability to hear and properly respond to typical construction alarms and verbal warnings on active construction sites. Ability to produce organized and legible handwritten, typed/computer generated documents including the use of graphics. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds with assistance. 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. 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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