Engineer Iv

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
May 20, 2023
Jun 03, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

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.


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