Engineer I/II - Design

Fairfax County, Virginia
Mar 29, 2017
Apr 27, 2017
Engineer, Civil
Full Time

Under close supervision of the Chief Design Engineer, performs entry level work in the design of public water supply facilities.


Performs entry-level work involving the design of public water supply facilities by:

  • Performing design and/or project management duties associated with various engineering projects such as water main design/relocation (including distribution and transmission), small structure design, easement/survey calculation and thrust block design.
  • Assisting with the preparation of construction documents including drawings and specifications, including the Water Main Installation and Service Contract.
  • Providing support in the review of contractor bids and shop drawings for compliance with policy and standards.
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of cost estimates.
  • Assisting in the coordination of the work of consultants on entry-level projects, including review of invoices and implementation of contracts.
  • Assisting in the preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and board items.
  • Preparing permit applications for regulatory approvals.
  • Preparing and updating project tracking spreadsheets, databases and schedules.
  • Making periodic site visits to monitor construction progress.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Capital Improvement Program budget for transmission, distribution and relocation water main projects.
  • Attending meetings, conferences and preparing reports.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (Civil Engineering preferred).  Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles of physics and mathematics used in civil engineering and of their applications to engineering problems.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering drafting methods, principles and practices, and ability to perform related tasks.
  • General knowledge of topographic and construction surveying, stress analysis, mechanics and properties of materials.
  • General knowledge of engineering economics.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, consultants, external clients (representatives from outside agencies, utility companies, etc.) and others.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with customers and the public.
  • Strong computer skills including experience using AutoCAD, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.  Experience using ArcGIS, MicroStation and Microsoft Project is preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment

Fairfax Water offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. The hiring range for this position is $54,691- $113,340 and is commensurate with experience. Applications must be received by April 27, 2017.

A Drug-Free Workplace