Senior Engineer III (Utility Design and Construction Division)
Serves as Senior Engineer providing project construction management and administration of watershed restoration and Stormwater capital improvement projects. Construction projects may include stream restoration, green Stormwater infrastructure, detention basin retrofits, flood control/mitigation, Stormwater conveyances and other related water resources and environmental restoration projects As a licensed professional engineer or architect, interacts with external professional engineering, environmental and construction contractors and participates in design and design review and manages all aspects of construction work from initial scope development to construction close-out. The Senior Engineer III also assists the section chief with administrative duties including preparing construction and bid documents, coordinating project assignments and may provide direct supervision and technical guidance to the Engineer III position.
Works closely with using agencies to develop detailed scopes of work for assigned projects, reviews construction project estimates and budgets, manages construction project budgets and provides project status updates as required. Performs detailed reviews of construction documents at various stages of design to ensure all project requirements have been met and to ensure a quality set of construction documents to reduce the potential for change orders during construction. Evaluates pre-qualification requirements for prospective bidders, prepares final bid documents, conducts pre-bid meetings, manages bidding process, analyzes safety records and issues construction contract awards. Serves as primary point of contact with the general contractor, designer and using agency during construction. Conducts pre-construction meetings, leads construction meetings with the entire project team, reviews and approves contractor payments requests, reviews proposed change orders for entitlement, analyzes costs, and negotiates changes orders. Coordinates shop drawing and submittal review, ensures timely RFI responses, issues field orders and RFPs, routinely reviews progress on-site, ensures quality control and conformance to construction documents, tracks CPM schedule, coordinates all aspects of project close-out including punch lists, training, O&Ms, as-builts, warranty, and final close-out. Attends and/or conducts meetings as required, takes a lead role in public presentations and hearings as needed.
Participates in general department functions including, hiring of new employees, making presentations to management, attending strategic planning or department meetings, and performing other duties as assigned. Under the general supervision of the Engineer IV of the Stormwater Construction Section of the Utilities Design and Construction Division.
- Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, or
- environmental engineering;
- Knowledge of computer applications and software that is associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
- Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
- 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 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 perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes.
Any combination of education, training and experience 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; and four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.
Bachelor's degree with major course work in civil/environmental engineering or related field plus five years of progressively responsible project management experience in the civil engineering design and construction field. Outstanding oral and written communications skills. Experience in planning, budgeting, design, construction, project management, and construction contract administration of Stormwater or related projects. Detailed knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental regulations. Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple capital projects concurrently. Demonstrate innovative and efficient project management practices for the expedited completion of capital projects. Experience in conducting public meetings on capital project issues. Experience in the use of Microsoft Office computer software, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must be highly motivated, possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment, and be oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to user agencies and project stakeholders. Ability to obtain Certified Construction Manager, CCM, certification.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Must have 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.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Ability to walk steep grades and off-street terrain. Approximately 20% of time spent performing field investigations, measurements, meetings and reviews on Stormwater construction projects including stream restorations, Stormwater basins, dredging, Stormwater pipe installation and similar types of projects. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Physical requirements can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.