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Engineer Iv

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Closing date
Jun 3, 2023

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Engineer, QA Engineer, IT
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Under the general direction of the branch manager, serves as professional engineer for the following program areas and project types: management and oversight of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s state regulated dam program, management of the design and construction of park development projects, stormwater impoundments, stormwater pollution prevention plan projects, public infrastructure and utilities, park buildings, including responsible administration of design and/or construction contracts. Develops workplans for planning, designing, and constructing park facilities with an emphasis on dams, park facilities, major maintenance, inspections, and reporting activities required to comply with the state dam safety program, and capital projects that involve the extensive development of public infrastructure and/or utilities. Oversees the procurement of professional services and construction contracts. Develops and approves the scope of professional services contracts and evaluates the selection of consultants through the activities of a selection advisory committee. Maintains practical knowledge of relevant design and construction codes, and standards. Reviews and approves engineering, landscape architectural, and related drawings, and specifications for compliance with the project scope, budget, relevant codes and regulations, and constructability requirements. Provides direction to staff to resolve design and construction problems. Represents the park authority in community meetings and public hearings.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Negotiates or oversees the negotiation of contracts for the full range of engineering/architectural, environmental and construction services;
  • Coordinates County facility design or construction work with various architects, engineers, contractors, and consultants; supervises work performed under contract and maintains professional control of projects to completion;
  • Estimates staffing, budget, schedules, and resources needed to meet completion dates;
  • Supervises subordinate staff of engineers and/or technicians working multiple smaller projects, utilizing either internal staff or external consultants or contractors;
  • Reviews and approves (or rejects with explanation) shop drawings and third-party quality control inspection reports submitted pursuant to "Special Inspections Requirements" under the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the Fairfax County Special Inspections Program;
  • Reviews the work of other engineers for complex permit applications, environmental analysis, design, or construction of Capital Projects;
  • Identifies and rewrites deficient and obsolete sections of national, state, or local codes;
  • Trains/mentors lower-level engineers;
  • Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss code issues related to complex projects;
  • Proposes and prepares revisions to technical design standards and ordinances;
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports, studies, and complex technical material to diverse groups of stakeholders to gain support and consensus;
  • Prepares and presents reports to political boards and commissions at public hearings;
  • Attends project and administrative meetings and conferences, and makes recommendations concerning budget issues;
  • Serves as a technical advisor in specialty area;
  • Signs off on the work of others that are supervised and signs off on own work as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect.

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

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.
  • Hands-on experience managing construction and design development contracts including procurement requirements, developing design documents, managing bid processes, and permitting.
  • Experience inspecting state-regulated dams and managing project teams in the design development and/or construction of parks or similar projects including stormwater management facilities.
  • Experience making presentations to customers, management, boards, elected officials, and community groups on the design and construction of capital improvement projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and negotiation skills required.

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • 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.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Some field visits required to park and construction sites. Operation of vehicles. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; 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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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