Senior Engineer Iii

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Lorton, Virginia
$79,786.51 - $132,977.52 Annually
Sep 19, 2023
Sep 29, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Signing Bonus*

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

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. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then the Wastewater Treatment Division is the place for you.

Are you looking for an interesting, multi-disciplinary engineering career that helps protect the environment and provides new and dynamic challenges every day? Have you thought about a career in Wastewater?

Would you like to be part of the team that supports critical wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, and capital facility infrastructure for the largest county in Virginia?

Manages the planning and implementation of capital improvement program, rehabilitation, and repair projects for a 67 MGD industrial advance wastewater treatment facility. Requires a broad range of experience and expertise in the administration of design and construction contracts and knowledge of wastewater operating equipment. Manages plant in-house design and construction projects from initial scoping through final project close out.
  • Project implementation and management including :
    • Use of some knowledge of structure, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering disciplines in preparing maintenance and operational technical and service specifications for wastewater projects.
    • Evaluating and responding to all technical inquiries during bidding and contract execution.
    • Review and approval of manufacturer's shop drawings.
    • Evaluation of bids.
    • Coordination and clarification of bidder’s inquiries through the department of purchasing.
    • Assisting in the development of addendums and contract change actions.
  • Performance of condition assessments of plant operating assets.
  • Utilization of the computer maintenance management system for determining equipment condition requirements for rehabilitation, replacement, and/or repair.
  • Participation in the development of other plant projects including scoping, the selection of engineering consultants; decision making of plant projects technical requirements, and confirmation of scope requirements through the various design submittals processes.
*A $5,000 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Senior Engineer III position.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Prepares designs using CAD software, prepares cost estimates, and performs construction contract administration for sanitary sewers, stormwater facilities, solid waste facilities, transportation facilities, and other county projects with defined objectives, priorities, budgets, and deadlines;
  • Interacts with external professional engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of County resources and timely completion of projects;
  • Solves complex project design or construction challenges such as unsuitability of conventional materials or methods, minimizing disruption of operations during phased construction, minimizing disruption to the public;
  • Reviews plans submitted by Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms for County projects to determine if they meet design requirements, and for cost and compatibility with County standards, guidelines and operational needs and verifies invoices for payment;
  • Provides project quality control for consultant designs and construction documents;
  • Reviews and approves subdivision and site plans and associated plans/studies;
  • Reviews operations for regulatory/permit compliance;
  • Reviews hydrological studies based on land use and topography for the delineation of flood plains;
  • Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
  • Conducts final inspections of projects installed by contractors, developers or individuals;
  • Provides direction and oversight of environmental monitoring;
  • Leads in design project feasibility studies and develops design criteria for engineering consultants;
  • Meets with customers to explain building plan deficiencies and reviews and processes subdivision plats, reviewing all revisions concerning access, street location, site distance, and traffic safety;
  • Leads design and construction meetings, manages design and construction contracts; develops project scopes, budgets and schedules;
  • May serve as a Team Leader;
  • Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss code issues related to their projects;
  • Prepares and presents reports to boards and commissions;
  • Recommends revisions in the County Code and related documents;
  • May be required to sign/seal work performed as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect;
  • May administer the section in the absence of the supervisor;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) that is associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of team(s) and/or subordinates;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with County standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents;
  • Ability to meet and interact with the public;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to make accurate CAD drawings and GIS maps;
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.

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.

  • Extensive inventory management systems experience.
  • Current certification in SAP-FOCUS for procurement and inventory management.
  • Experience in MS office word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Fairfax County Warehouse procedures and procurement policies, procedures, laws, methods, and best practices.
  • Experience in reviewing contracts, conducting negotiations and management. Knowledge of Fairfax County surplus program.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.

Ability to write, communicate and perform evaluations and perform engineering analysis.
Must be able to walk, climb stairs and 28 ft ladders. Ability to work in diverse weather. 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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