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Transportation Design Project Manager Iv (engineer Iv)

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$83,645.54 - $139,409.71 Annually
Closing date
Oct 28, 2023

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$5,000 Signing Bonus*
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 IV to join the Transportation Design Division. Serving as a Transportation Design Project Manager, this position is a senior level engineering position responsible for overall project management and contract administration for multiple complex multimodal transportation improvement projects and assisting the Section Chief with the team’s projects and developing policy and procedural guidance issues, as needed. 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

For more information on the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, please click here.

BONUS: *This position includes a signing bonus for new merit county employees in the amount of $5,000 (full-time).

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.

  • Driver's license
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) licensed in Virginia. (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 driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Knowledge of and extensive experience with local, federal and VDOT design standards, guidelines, and procedures, including the VDOT Locally Administered Project (LAP) manual
  • Seven years of experience in design and management of complex multimodal transportation projects, including existing and new roadway improvement projects, bike and pedestrian walkway/trail facilities, and spot intersection improvements
  • 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
  • One or more other Professional Engineer- related certifications, 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.
  • Ability to assist the Section Chief in developing policy and procedural issues and assist in training and mentoring team members
  • 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.

Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. Work is generally sedentary; however, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical 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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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