Senior Engineer Iii (engineer / Architect)

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,786.51 - $132,977.52 Annually
Aug 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Signing Bonus*

Fairfax County, Capital Facilities, Building Design and Construction Division (BDCD), Building Design Branch, an award-winning organization strives to be the provider of choice for project delivery countywide. Come join us in our impactful mission.

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is seeking an engineer or architect who is highly motivated, a team player, and is able to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment to provide outstanding customer service to using agencies and project stakeholders, and to continue to be the provider of choice for project delivery countywide.

The project manager:
  • Provides project management for a wide variety of capital improvement projects for buildings (such as fire and rescue stations, libraries, police stations, including the design and construction of new facilities), and renovations and feasibility studies.
  • Manages assigned building projects from concept through project close-out.
  • Manages and negotiates professional architectural and engineering design contracts, reviews design plans and specifications, and assures projects are executed within established budgets and schedules.
  • Assists with land acquisition of properties for public use.
  • Leads the design team through zoning approvals including preparation of 2232 or re-zoning applications, and presentations to the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors.
  • Coordinates using agency requirements into the design of county building projects.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact with using agencies, regulatory authorities, and other Fairfax County agencies as required.
  • Must be computer proficient including use of email, spreadsheets, writing software, and internet use to conduct research for construction costs, products, codes, and other topics as necessary.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and provide outstanding customer service to using agencies and project stakeholders.
  • Stays abreast of technical codes, safety regulations, and industry guidelines.
  • Provides leadership by promoting communication, teamwork, and collaboration within their project(s), the division, and other agencies inside and outside Capital Facilities.
CAP is part of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), please visit us here to learn more about CAP and BDCD - Building Design 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.”

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offers comprehensive benefits, including a defined-benefit retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; paid leave; tuition reimbursement; and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through our LiveWell Program and the County 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:“The Building Design and Construction Division is an award-winning organization responsible for implementing all major building, renovation and major capital renewal projects identified in the Fairfax County Capital Improvement Program, including fire stations, libraries, courts, police stations, office buildings, maintenance facilities, parking structures, human services facilities and other major infrastructure and public-private partnership projects.”

*A $5,000 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Senior Engineer III position.

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.

At least three years of experience in the following:
  1. Management experience on various scale projects ranging from small interior renovations to upwards of 50,000 SF of new build. Experience includes planning, scope, budget development, site assessment, coordinating land acquisition, consultant selection, negotiations, contract management, design, quality control, and construction administration.
  2. Management experience with the approval and permitting phases of the development process, including the land use and entitlement process to ensure approvals are in line with County proprietary and regulatory requirements.
  3. Oral and written communication experience with both public and internal presentations to various audiences including community outreach meetings, public zoning hearings, and boards and commission presentations.
  4. Experience applying local, federal, and state building and site development codes.
  5. Experience with financial and budgetary planning at the project and program level.
  6. Information technology skills including use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
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. 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. Ability to hear normal construction alarms and verbal warnings on active construction sites. Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. Ability to lift approximately 30 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Positions within this classification that are general merit may be eligible for a one-time hiring incentive bonus for new county employees only. This bonus program requires a signed payback agreement between the department and employee.

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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