Engineer V

Fairfax, Virginia
$93,793.02 - $156,322.82 Annually
Aug 26, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Signing Bonus*

Want to have pride in what you do? Do you want to be able to see the impact your work has? Join the Fairfax County Building Design and Construction Division and be a part of designing your community.

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) seeks an Engineer V who works as the leadership on large, high dollar, complex projects, and takes a leadership role in defining the planning and design direction for project teams and professional consultants.

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.

Complex projects include multifaceted, inter-departmental and partnership projects and proven leadership on negotiating complex real estate, joint development, and proffer arrangements for projects Presents projects to boards and authorities as well as community groups. Plays a lead role and sets the strategic direction for complex projects, phased renovation projects, and joint development projects. Leads briefings to county leaders on key project issues and provides leadership in making recommendations and coordinating with senior county partners on setting the course of assigned projects.

Acts in the role as a project manager on complex projects to evaluate sites for development; negotiate and manage architect/engineer contracts for capital projects development; and prepare and manage project cost to assure that capital building projects are executed within established budgets and schedules. Coordinates using agency requirements into the design of various county building projects for new construction and major renovations. Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with all local, state and federal code requirements and provides technical review and guidance on complex building design and construction items.

Directly responsible for management and supervisory oversight of a team of professional architects and engineers assigned with project management responsibility for planning, design, value engineering, budgeting, scheduling, customer satisfaction and quality control for major Capital Facilities building projects. Proven experience in collaboration and teambuilding with various groups.

Supports the development of capital project budget information in support of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the county's capital construction budget. Provides guidance and consultation to staff, senior management and other agencies on the capital budget issues. Support preparation of budget information and explanatory text for recurring budget cycles and regularly review and report on budget status and performance.

Reports to the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as needed to support DPWES Emergency Response and Recovery and must obtain required EOC certification.

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

Employment Standards

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 architecture field; plus five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering or architectural 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.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  1. Seven or more years of direct project management and leadership experience on large, high dollar, complex projects, including multifaceted, inter-departmental and partnership projects.
  2. Seven or more years of supervision of a staff of senior engineers and architects on projects to meet performance goals in the areas of budget, schedule, project quality, and customer satisfaction.
  3. Senior level project management experience including planning, scope, and budget development on both a project and program level.
  4. Proven leadership on negotiating complex real estate, public private partnership, joint development, and proffer arrangements for projects and has played an active role in pursuing economic development opportunities for projects.
  5. Leader in providing strategy for process improvement and organizational development, safety training and awareness, employee development, quality assurance, sustainable development.
  6. Demonstrated expertise in developing innovative and efficient project management practices for the expedited completion of capital projects.
  7. Extensive experience and knowledge of the development of Capital Project Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) related to design and construction of buildings, including extensive knowledge of practices for various types of buildings in architectural or mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural or civil engineering field.
  8. Detailed knowledge of local, federal, and state building and site development codes.
  9. Information technology skills including use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  10. The candidate must have outstanding oral and written communications skills and experience with providing senior management and executive level briefings as well as public presentations.
Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. Ability to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings. Must be able to physically walk, negotiate or traverse rough terrain and typical construction sites. Ability to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet or more per floor with the potential of multiple floors. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 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.

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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