Engineer Iv

Lorton, Virginia
$83,645.54 - $139,409.71 Annually
Sep 19, 2023
Oct 06, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Signing Bonus*

Would you like to be part of the team that supports critical wastewater and associated facility infrastructure for the largest county in Virginia?

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant seeks an Engineer IV with a passion for the environment to manage environmental regulatory compliance program, support capital improvement program, and perform any other associated engineering or project management tasks assigned to ensure reliable regulatory compliance. The 67 MGD Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant, is a multi-year NACWA Platinum Award winning facility, which houses one of the most advanced wastewater treatment processes including primary, secondary, and tertiary liquid treatment processes, reclaimed water and sophisticated biosolids management program including incineration.

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:DPWES is a nationally recognized Utility of the Future responsible for maintaining more than 3,000 miles of sanitary sewers, 60+ pump-stations, and a NACWA Platinum Award winning 67 million gallon per day treatment plant.”

This position works in the DPWES Wastewater Treatment Division, located at 9399 Richmond Hwy. Lorton, Virginia.

This position is primarily responsible for the following tasks:
  • Managing regulatory compliance program which includes regulation monitoring, planning and implementing compliance strategies, regulatory reporting and records keeping for various environmental permits including, but not limited to, water, biosolids, air and stormwater;
  • Managing other facility programs, including, but not limited to, energy, sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, etc;
  • Managing capital improvement projects;
  • Performing other related tasks as assigned.

*A $5,000 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Engineer IV 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 five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • 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 and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • The successful applicant must be highly motivated;
  • Possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment organized
  • Detail oriented as it relates to regulatory compliance.
  • 3 years of experience ensuring compliance with and knowledge of the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act and associated federal and state regulations as related to wastewater facilities
  • 8 or more years of experience in process, operation, maintenance, or project management relating to large scale (>35 MGD) advanced wastewater treatment plants
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
Ability to write, communicate and understand process inspections and evaluations made in the field. Understanding of Engineering analysis and perform PC work. Must be able to walk, climb stairs and 28ft ladders. Ability to lift objects weighing 50 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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