Senior Engineer Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,786.51 - $132,977.52 Annually
Jun 10, 2023
Jul 15, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

Are you ready to dive into the heart-pounding world of wastewater projects and take charge of the entire project lifecycle? Brace yourself for an exhilarating opportunity that promises to test your skills, ignite your passion, and push you to new heights of achievement.

As one of our engineers, you will be at the helm of a diverse range of major and complex wastewater endeavors, including the design and construction of awe-inspiring treatment facilities, collection and transmission systems that span vast distances, and cutting-edge pump stations.

Collaboration will be the key to your success, as you work closely with cross-functional teams, pooling together their expertise and strengths to drive projects forward. Conducting meticulous project evaluations, you'll navigate the intricate challenges that arise, finding innovative solutions that set new benchmarks in the industry.

In the realm of construction contracts, you'll be the ultimate guardian of quality, timely delivery, and cost effectiveness. With your keen eye for detail, you'll avoid potential claims and tackle any contract disputes that may arise head-on, emerging victorious with your exceptional negotiation skills. Complex engineering and construction problems will bend to your will as you fearlessly resolve them, ensuring the successful realization of our projects, and when emergencies strike, you'll be the hero we turn to. Your ability to respond swiftly and effectively during sanitary sewer crises, mobilizing engineering consulting services and construction contracting resources, will restore order and save the day.

If you're ready to embark on this thrilling journey, to push the boundaries of what's possible in the realm of wastewater projects, then this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Join our dynamic team, where every day will be an adrenaline-fueled adventure filled with challenges, triumphs, and the opportunity to make an enduring impact on our industry. Apply now and let the excitement begin!

This pivotal role entails the following responsibilities:
  • Coordinating the entire project lifecycle, managing various wastewater projects, and ensuring compliance with regulations and industry standards. The position also involves collaborating with cross-functional teams, conducting project evaluations, fostering relationships with stakeholders, and providing leadership to project teams. Staying updated on industry trends and preparing comprehensive reports are also important responsibilities.
  • Projects include design and construction for major and complex wastewater treatment, collection and transmission, sanitary sewer, and pump stations.
  • Manages all aspects of planning and procurement of professional services during the design and bid phases.
  • Manages construction contracts to ensure quality, timely delivery, and cost effectiveness. Avoids claims, resolves/negotiates contract disputes, and solves complex engineering and construction problems.
  • Reviews inspection reports and takes any appropriate action necessary to correct conflicts or deficiencies.
  • Occasionally responds to sanitary sewer emergencies when engineering consulting services and/or construction contracting resources are needed.

CAP is part of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), please visit us here to learn more about CAP and WDCD - Collections Branch.

DPWES is a diverse, nationally accredited and award-winning public works agency with approximately 1,000 employees providing solid waste, capital facility development, wastewater, stormwater, urban forestry, and land acquisition management services for the most populous county in Virginia. Join our team to help us protect the environment and serve the people of Fairfax County by creating and preserving a sustainable community that is an ideal place to live, work, and play for everyone.

Other county benefits:
  • Telework opportunity: This position may telework up to 3 days per week after an introductory period. Candidates must note that teleworking is subject to change in accordance with updates to the applicable Fairfax County policies. Such policy changes may increase, decrease, or eliminate teleworking privileges.
  • 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. The value of the County’s benefits, which are free to the employees, is 50% above the advertised salary for this position. 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. At least three years of experience in planning, budgeting, design, construction, project management, and construction contract administration of wastewater treatment and collection projects.
  2. Knowledgeable of various wastewater treatment and collection processes and operations.
  3. At least three years of experience applying local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
  4. At least three years of experience in managing multiple capital projects concurrently.
  5. At least three years of experience in conducting public meetings on capital project issues.
  6. Advance experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  7. 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. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

NOTE: Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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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