Stormwater Technical Project Manager

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$93,243.02 - $164,090.42 Annually
Closing date
Dec 21, 2023

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Stormwater Technical Project Manager


Are you an experienced project manager who is versed in the design and construction of flood mitigation practices? Does making a direct impact on urban flood mitigation and control excite you? If so, you are encouraged to apply to the City’s Stormwater Technical Project Manager position in our Department of Project Implementation (DPI). The Stormwater Technical Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the design and construction of moderate complexity/risk capital infrastructure projects.

The employee will manage municipal infrastructure projects that may include, flood mitigation, stormwater and water quality improvements, sanitary sewer infrastructure, flood mitigation, roadway improvements, transit projects, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and parks and recreation facilities. The employee will be part of the Flood Mitigation Program team. The program team will be comprised of staff from Department of Project Implementation and Transportation & Environmental Services Department. The flood mitigation program consists of storm sewer capacity and spot improvement projects; stream, channel, and infrastructure maintenance; grant and technical assistance programs; public communication and early warning systems. The program team will identify, prioritize, scope and deliver multiple high-profile projects needed to address critical capacity issues.

The project manager is responsible for leading technical and support teams, comprised of internal staff and external contractors to deliver capital projects to the stated objectives. As stewards of Capital funds, they are expected to deliver projects to a standard worthy of that public trust. The candidate must be able to demonstrate relevant design and project management experience on capital and community infrastructure projects, in particular those focused on innovative flood mitigation and stormwater management projects.

The Opportunity and Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the delivery of capital projects, following project management best practices and City procedures to achieve project objectives;
  • Manages design project teams consisting of consultants, City planning, design, and permitting staff, regulatory agencies, project sponsors, and City support staff to ensure successful project delivery;
  • Manages construction project teams, ensuring contract compliance and delivery of projects to City expectations;
  • Provides stewardship of Capital funds through appropriate budget development, drafting of effective procurement documents, disciplined management of contractors, and adherence to contract and regulatory requirements;
  • Manages stakeholders, engages the community, and presents information regarding capital improvement projects to residents, outside agencies, senior staff, and City officials;
  • Responsible for managing projects within the scope, schedule, and budget baseline. Monitors project progress, mitigate risk, and address adverse variances to baseline;
  • Maintains technical knowledge in design of municipal infrastructure projects. Expected to remain abreast of advancements and standards in project delivery, design plan development, regulatory requirements, technology support tools and design authoring tools, and construction and material requirements;
  • Seeks stakeholder input, gain consensus, and make decisions in the best interest of the City and its residents;
  • Responsible for coaching and training deputy project managers. Must meet all certification requirements and continually work to improve project management skills and knowledge;
  • Engages internal and external subject matter experts to ensure project challenges are addressed with appropriate level of expertise;
  • Approaches work with a critical eye, challenging accepted practices, seeking new approaches and continuous improvement; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

About the Department
The Department of Project Implementation (DPI) is responsible for the implementation of capital infrastructure projects including intersection improvements, stormwater and water quality improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, flood mitigation and park improvements. DPI staff promote excellence in project management and sound stewardship of public trust. The Department is currently managing 55 active infrastructure projects with a total capital improvement program value of approximately $873 million. The Department coordinates and plans complex, multi-departmental projects such as the Waterfront Small Area Plan Implementation and the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. DPI is dedicated to continuous improvement and industry best practices and is committed to the continued professional development of staff members. Employees are encouraged to seek out training opportunities and certifications to support the mutual success of the employee and the department.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

In order to minimally qualify for the position all applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Landscape Architecture; eight (8) years of related experience in a position as a Professional Engineer or Landscape Architect of which, three (3) years as a project manager; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer or Landscape Architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia or eligible to obtain Virginia registration by reciprocity.

Preferred Qualifications

In order to be considered an ideal candidate applicants must possess all the above as well as, fifteen (15) years of experience as a Civil Engineer/Landscape Architect of which five (5) years are as a project manager for design and construction of capital projects; certification as PMP or CCM.


This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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