Engineer III (UDCD)

$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Full Time

Responsible for stormwater construction project management. Duties include design review and bid document preparation. Also manages contract or task order authorization process, conducts construction progress and other meetings, reviews payment requests and construction schedule updates, manages requests for information, submittals and project communication. Negotiates contract changes. Works closely with contractor and stakeholders to assure quality construction and timely completion of projects. Addresses warranty questions after project completion.

Illustrative Duties
  • Interacts with external engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of county resources and timely completion of projects;
  • Solves complex project design or construction challenges such as unsuitability of conventional materials or methods, minimizing disruption of operations during phased construction, minimizing disruption to the public;
  • Prepares project cost estimates and schedules for various project types;
  • Mentors and leads less experienced staff in day-to-day business or for special projects;
  • Reviews plans submitted by Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms for county projects to determine if they meet design requirements, and for cost and compatibility with county standards, guidelines and operational needs and verifies invoices for payment;
  • Provides project quality control for consultant designs and construction documents;
  • Coordinates and resolves utility conflicts;
  • Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
  • Maintains project files and documentation;
  • Conducts final inspections of projects installed by contractors;
  • Conducts field inspections of commercial construction projects to verify compliance with associated building code requirements of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code;
  • Reviews and approves plans in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code;
  • Leads construction meetings, manages construction contracts;
  • May serve as a Team Leader;
  • Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss issues related to their projects;
  • Prepares and presents reports to boards and commissions;
  • May administer the section in the absence of the supervisor;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • 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 perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.
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.

The ideal candidates possess the following:

  • At least five years progressively responsible experience in construction project management
  • Bachelors degree in one of the following disciplines: civil or environmental engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, construction management.
  • Proficiency required in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communication necessary.
A valid driver's license is required.

Is required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

With or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to navigate uneven terrain in performing field investigations, measurements and reviews on stormwater construction projects such as stream restoration, stormwater basin retrofits, dredging and stormwater pipelines.

Panel interview.

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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