Engineer V (Engineer/Architect - BDCD)
Works as the leadership on large, high dollar, complex projects, including multifaceted, inter-departmental and partnership projects and proven leadership on negotiating complex real estate, public private partnership, joint development, and proffer arrangements for projects. Plays an active role in pursuing economic development opportunities for Capital Facilities building projects.Takes a leadership role in defining the planning and design direction for project teams and professional consultants. Presents projects to boards and authorities as well community groups. Plays a lead role and sets the strategic direction for complex projects, phased renovation projects, joint development projects, and public private partnership agreements. Provides leadership and guidance in negotiating complex real estate, public private partnership, joint development, and proffer arrangements for projects managed within the branch. Leads briefings to county leaders on key project issues and provides leadership in making recommendations and coordinating with senior county partners on setting the course of assigned projects.
Manages the development of capital project budget information in support of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the county's capital construction budget. Provides guidance and consultation to staff, senior management and other agencies on the capital budget issues. Support preparation of budget information and explanatory text for recurring budget cycles and regularly review and reports on budget status and performance.
Acts in the role as a project manager on complex projects to evaluate sites for development; negotiate and manage architect/engineer contracts for capital projects development; and prepare and manage project cost to assure that capital building projects are executed within established budgets and schedules. Coordinates using agency requirements into the design of various county building projects for new construction and major renovations. Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with all local, state and federal code requirements and provides technical review and guidance on complex building design and construction items.
Directly responsible for management and supervisory oversight of a team of professional architects and engineers assigned with project management responsibility for planning, design, value engineering, budgeting, scheduling, customer satisfaction and quality control for major Capital Facilities building projects.
Reports to the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as needed to support DPWES Emergency Response and Recovery.
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 architecture field; and five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering or architectural field.
The preferred candidate will possess the following:
- Direct project management and leadership on large, high dollar, complex projects, including multifaceted, inter-departmental and partnership projects.
- Supervision to a staff of senior engineers and architects on projects to meet performance goals in the areas of budget, schedule, project quality, and customer satisfaction.
- Proven leadership on negotiating complex real estate, public private partnership, joint development, and proffer arrangements for projects and has played an active role in pursuing economic development opportunities for projects.
- Technical expertise and thorough knowledge of building design and construction practices for various building types in architectural or mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural or civil engineering field.
- Senior level project management experience including planning, scope and budget development on both a project and program level.
- Detailed knowledge of local, federal, and state building and site development codes.
- Demonstrated expertise in developing innovative and efficient project management practices for the expedited completion of capital projects.
- Thorough knowledge of the development of Capital Project Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
- Proven experience in collaboration and teambuilding with various groups.
- Leader in providing strategy for process improvement and organizational development, safety training and awareness, employee development, quality assurance, sustainable development.
- Outstanding oral and written communications skills and experience with providing senior management and executive level briefings as well as public presentations.
- Information technology skills including use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
A driver's license is required. 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.
The following physical requirements are with or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to perform field inspections at project construction site; to conduct site reconnaissance of potential project sites. Ability to traverse active construction sites for both the building and site.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee of this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
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.