Senior Engineer III (Engineer/Architect - BDCD)
Provides project management for a wide variety of capital improvement projects (such as fire and rescue stations, libraries, police stations, including the design and construction of new facilities), and renovations and feasibility studies. Manages assigned building projects from concept through project close-out. Manages and negotiates professional architectural and engineering design contracts, reviews design plans and specifications, and assures projects are executed within established budgets and schedules. Assists with land acquisition of properties for public use. Coordinates using agency requirements into the design of county building projects.Illustrative Duties
- Depending on the functional area of assignment:
- Prepares designs using CAD software, prepares cost estimates, and performs construction contract administration for sanitary sewers, stormwater facilities, solid waste facilities, transportation facilities, and other county projects with defined objectives, priorities, budgets, and deadlines;
- Interacts with external professional 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;
- 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;
- Reviews and approves subdivision and site plans and associated plans/studies;
- Reviews operations for regulatory/permit compliance;
- Reviews hydrological studies based on land use and topography for the delineation of flood plains;
- Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
- Conducts final inspections of projects installed by contractors, developers or individuals;
- Provides direction and oversight of environmental monitoring;
- Leads in design project feasibility studies and develops design criteria for engineering consultants;
- Meets with customers to explain building plan deficiencies and reviews and processes subdivision plats, reviewing all revisions concerning access, street location, site distance, and traffic safety;
- Leads design and construction meetings, manages design and construction contracts; develops project scopes, budgets and schedules;
- May serve as a Team Leader;
- Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss code issues related to their projects;
- Prepares and presents reports to boards and commissions;
- Recommends revisions in the County Code and related documents;
- May be required to sign/seal work performed as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect;
- 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.
Depending on the functional area of assignment:
- Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and
- environmental engineering or urban planning;
- Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) that is associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
- Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
- Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
- Knowledge of real property descriptions;
- Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
- Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
- 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 CAD 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 use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.
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.
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.
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.
Progressive project management experience including planning, scope, budget development, site assessment, coordinating land acquisition, consultant selection, negotiations, contract management, design, quality control, and construction administration. Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience with both public and internal presentations to various audiences. Knowledge of local, federal, and state building and site development codes. Information technology skills including use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. Proven experience in collaboration and teambuilding with various groups. Experience with financial and budgetary planning at the project and program level. Experience with quality assurance, value engineering, sustainable development, and safety training and awareness.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and self-sufficient; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment, and oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to end users and project stakeholders.
With or without reasonable accommodation. This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on a keyboard, and lift up to 25 pounds. Physical requirements can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel Interview. As part of the interview process a written exercise will 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.