Engineer III

$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Jul 10, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Provides project management and engineering design of watershed restoration and stormwater capital improvement projects. Projects may include stream restoration, green stormwater infrastructure, detention basin retrofits, flood control/mitigation and other related water resources and environmental restoration projects. Responsible for the project management of assigned projects, including the development and management of project scope, schedule, budget, stakeholder relations, permitting, coordination, contracting, and correspondence. Applies county and division safety policies and initiatives to all work activities. Interacts with external engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of county resources and timely completion of projects. Provides quality control and quality assurance for construction documents including plans, plats, and specifications prepared by architecture and engineering firms for the county. Ensures construction documents conform to all applicable local, state, and federal requirements. Obtains all necessary permits. Prepares, reviews, and coordinates project schedules and construction estimates. Coordinates and processes utility relocation proposals and contract payments. Coordinates project designs with county agencies, non-county agencies, and residents. Prepares and conducts presentations to residents to educate and garner community and stakeholders support. Uses computer software for project management, resource allocation, project schedules, and the review and preparation of construction plans. This position will be required to be available to work after hours on evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to attend occasional night meetings and support operations to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis. The position is with the Watershed Projects Implementation Branch, Stormwater Planning Division, and duties are performed under general supervision of a section chief and the branch chief.

Employment Standards

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; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

Must have a valid driver's license.


  • Must be available as needed on a 24-hour basis to respond to snow, flooding, and water designated emergencies on an as needed basis.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience managing architectural or engineering contracts for the completion construction plans. Experience and knowledge in the following is a plus:

  • Design and management of watershed restoration and stormwater capital improvement projects;
  • Stream restoration projects including assessment, natural channel design, permitting and/or construction support services;
  • Virginia Stormwater Management Program and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control laws and regulations;
  • Design standards and specifications of stormwater best management practices (BMPs).
Ability to carry up to 40 pounds of surveying equipment. Ability to traverse steep, rough, rocky, and/or slippery terrain. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness. Physical requirements can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview. As part of the interview process a written exercise may be administered.

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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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