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Construction/maintenance Project Manager I

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$72,543.54 - $120,905.82 Annually
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

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Manages and oversees maintenance, repair, and replacement projects for one or more of the following fields: HVAC/mechanical, plumbing, electrical, life safety, conveying systems, structural repairs, building envelope and/or, ADA compliance, as well as site civil elements. Will supervise a team of assistant project managers (APM) that oversee the work of vendors and/or construction contractors carrying out a portfolio of maintenance and small construction projects. Ensures the timely completion of projects and tasks assigned to assistant project managers, consistent with quality standards of department and industry standards. Ensures projects are financially and operationally viable and completed in a cost-efficient manner. Leads the contract development effort with the help of the APM and Department of Procurement and Material Management (DPMM). Maintains budget for multiple blanket purchase orders and understands the cost implications and consequences of specific projects. Engages in the coaching, training, and development of APM team members. Works u nder the guidance and general direction of a facility manager and/or the assistant director of operations and maintenance.

Note: This position is designated an "Essential Employee" on-call or alternate shifts may be necessary to complete work assignments.

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 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental or life sciences, construction management, business administration, facilities management or related field; Plus, four years of progressively responsible experience in the supervision or management of construction or maintenance projects, including at least two years of experience in contract administration.
Valid driver's license.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Five or more years of demonstrated history as a project manager directly responsible and accountable for the construction and replacement of full commercial building Subsystems in occupied buildings greater than 50,000 gross sq. ft. per building to include low rise and high rise (5 stories of more) buildings.
  • Five or more years demonstrated history in the full performance responsibility for a portfolio of commercial building subsystems infrastructure replacement projects in occupied commercial facilities including but not limited to: development of construction contracts, authoring scope of work, financial oversight, submittal approval, RFI responses, oversight of quality control, contractor selection and oversight of project documentation, project schedule, and risk mitigation.
  • Demonstrated strong familiarity, experience, and technical knowledge of commercial building electrical, life safety, envelope, plumbing, conveying and associated trades and systems with oversight of maintenance projects and contracted maintenance programs in low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Must be able to access facility equipment and equipment rooms. Must be able to communicate by phone. Clear, concise and professional communication. Strong written and verbal skills. Must be mobile and able to climb ladders to access equipment and roof tops Must be able to climb ladders to access equipment and roof tops. Must be able to kneel and crawl. Visual acuity is required to read data, charts and pictures on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may require lifting up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a 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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