Transportation Design Project Manager Iii (engineer Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$76,117.81 - $126,862.32 Annually
Sep 02, 2023
Oct 06, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Since 1977, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has served the Fairfax County community by enhancing mobility, safety, and the quality of life of residents, businesses, and visitors through planning, coordinating, funding, implementing, and sustaining a multimodal transportation system. FCDOT is seeking a motivated, highly qualified, and public service-oriented Engineer III to join the Transportation Design Division. Serving as a Transportation Design Project Manager, this position is primarily responsible for overall project management and contract administration for multiple multimodal transportation improvement projects. In a dynamic and quickly evolving environment, this position will provide a challenging and rewarding experience for an individual invested in achieving the County’s strategic transportation goals.
Responsibilities include:
  • Providing engineering support during project design, land acquisition, and construction phases for assigned projects, including coordinating with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), County, and other regulatory agencies
  • Preparing, monitoring, and managing project budgets and schedules to ensure assigned projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Developing design engineering and/or construction consultant scopes of work, and negotiating and managing contracts, including approving invoices for payment
  • Reviewing consultant deliverables, including design/construction plans, plats, and specifications to ensure projects meet all applicable engineering standards and requirements
  • Attending project-related design field inspections, utility field inspections, pre-construction and construction meetings, and monitoring construction progress to ensure conformance with project design
  • Identifying, responding to, and resolving public concerns related to assigned projects
  • Preparing and communicating technical reports, status reports, meeting summaries, letters, official items for Board of Supervisors’ consideration, and other documents as required
  • Preparing presentations for and serving as a subject matter expert at project-related public meetings, briefings for senior leadership and/or elected officials, and other audiences, as required to meet specific audience needs
  • Attending other project-related meetings, both in-person and virtual, including occasional evenings and weekends

This position may be filled as an underfill at the Engineer II level. Underfill requirements are noted below in the Employment Standards section.

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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.

Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment.

The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement .
This position may be underfilled as anEngineer II (Grade S24; $66,103.86 - $110,173.86 Annually). The employment standards for the Engineer II are: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, one year of professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

Underfill candidates must be able to meet the minimum qualifications of the Engineer III within two years of the job announcement's closing date.
  • Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in multimodal transportation project design, particularly bike and pedestrian walkway/trail facilities, spot intersection improvements, and/or roadway design; Knowledge of and experience with federal and VDOT design standards, guidelines, and procedures, particularly the VDOT Locally Administered Project (LAP) manual
  • Ability to read and understand roadway and other public improvement design plans
  • Strong computer skills and experience with AutoCAD Civil3D and/or MicroStation, and Microsoft Office applications
  • Engineer-In-Training certificate or Professional Engineer license, or related certification, such as Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), VDOT Locally Administered Projects (LAP) Certification, Designated Plans Examiner (DPE), or DEQ Certified Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer
  • Ability to work independently and strong organizational, time management, and project management skills, including ability to coordinate multiple projects, prioritize, and meet established deadlines
  • Strong written communication skills, including ability to prepare presentations, technical memoranda, non-technical memoranda, letters, and other correspondence
  • Strong oral communication skills, as well as experience presenting to and providing subject matter expertise for and engaging with elected officials, staff, and the community
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Desire to advance a collaborative and supportive culture

Driver's license (required)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Work is primarily sedentary. Ability to perform field investigations of transportation design projects Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. Work requires performing tasks in adverse weather conditions. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and 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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