The Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) is seeking two Senior Project Managers to implement community-facing energy and climate action programs and projects that support the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) and Resilient Fairfax, the county’s climate adaptation and resilience plan. The senior project manager will develop and manage community programs and projects that promote and facilitate energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, resilience, or other community climate action through new and existing programs like Charge Up Fairfax, Green Business Partners, and HomeWise.
Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manages all phases of programs and projects from engaging and coordinating with community stakeholders and partners, developing programs and workplans, contracting consultants, preparing schedules, coordinating project teams, administrating budgets, and grants, and tracking and reporting progress.
- Builds networks and facilitates partnerships with non-profits, community organizations, residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to help increase capacity and improve program and project delivery.
- Provides leadership and directs the work of teams from within and outside the OEEC to include county agencies, partners, and consultants.
- Coordinates with property owners, stakeholders, and project teams to conduct site feasibility assessments, scope projects and participate in project progress meetings and reviews.
- Identifies emerging trends and new opportunities to advance equitable community-facing programs that facilitate climate action.
- Independently conducts advanced-level research and analysis and drafts white papers, reports, memoranda other documents regarding best practices, policies and legislation related to community facing climate action programs.
- Serves on regional planning initiatives and collaborates with other local jurisdictions on climate action programs.
- Prepares and presents program updates to senior management, the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and/or other Boards, Authorities and Commissions.
(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.)
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Prepares solicitations for services and directs the consultant selection process;
- Functions as project team leader and coordinates completion schedules with multiple contractors and/or vendors;
- Supervises professional, paraprofessional technical and administrative personnel assigned to the project;
- Ensures that all contracts and on-site processes and work are in compliance with Federal, State and County codes;
- Develops requests for proposals, scopes of services, bid packages, contracts, amendments and other documents for the selection and contracting of consultant services;
- Reviews work in progress for cost and compatibility with County standards, operational needs and regulatory/permit compliance;
- Facilitates and conducts meetings with public groups, citizens and other stakeholders to gain support for projects, explain issues and resolve conflicts;
- Ensures clear and thorough communication with public and/or involved parties on all aspects of projects;
- Prepares and presents reports to citizen groups, boards and commissions;
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICTIONS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
- Ability to plan, monitor, direct and coordinate the work of a multi-disciplinary team(s) and/or subordinates;
- Ability to negotiate contracts and amendments;
- Ability to work effectively with construction contractors, design professionals, engineers, code enforcement and zoning personnel;
- Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, senior County and State officials and citizen groups;
- Ability to coordinate, conduct and facilitate meetings with public groups, citizens and other project stakeholders;
(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 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Landscape Architecture, Environmental or Life Sciences, Construction Management, Business Administration, Facilities Management or related; PLUS, five years of experience in the management of large and complex construction or maintenance projects to include two years managing multi-disciplinary teams with multiple contractors.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
- Experience in and knowledge of energy and climate action program development and implementation including but not limited to areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, strategies and actions to achieve carbon neutral goals in key sectors such as building energy, renewable energy, and transportation or climate resilience;
- Experience developing and managing community-facing programs and projects
- Experience with programs and projects working in collaboration with a variety of partners including county agencies, residents, community organizations, businesses, non-profits, and other stakeholders;
- Demonstrated experience in managing projects, including overseeing internal and external team members, administering project budgets and grants, and ensuring project deadlines are met;
- Experience in developing and implementing strategic and annual work plans as they relate to environmental and energy programs and goals;
- Experience working in a local government environment including work with elected officials;
- Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building.
Not applicable.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- Ability to attend evening meetings is essential.
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, employee must be sufficiently mobile to attend meetings and make presentations. Employee may be required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. Incumbent must be able to work on electronic equipment such as a computer monitor, typing on a keyboard, and are essential to this position, including the ability to input, access, and retrieve information. Ability to communicate effectively with the public verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov