Engineer III

$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Mar 27, 2018
Apr 20, 2018
Full Time

Provides overall project management and contract administration for multiple multimodal transportation improvement projects from scoping through final design. Provides engineering design and review of project plans designed by outside consultants. Ensures plans, plats, and specifications conform to all applicable standards and requirements. Reviews and negotiates contracts. Prepares and monitors project schedules. Is responsible for monitoring project budgets and timely completion of assigned projects. Coordinates project design with VDOT, County, and other regulatory/approval agencies and citizens to resolve project issues. Reviews and recommends payment of invoices. Participates in citizens information meetings and responds to citizen's issues. Performs other related work as required.

Note: This recruitment will be used to fill multiple positions.

Illustrative Duties

Depending on the functional area of assignment:

  • Performs all the duties of the Engineer II and as applicable;
  • 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 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;
  • Reviews and approves subdivision and site plans and associated plans/studies;
  • Reviews operations for regulatory/permit compliance;
  • Coordinates and resolves utility conflicts;
  • Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
  • Maintains project files and documentation;
  • Provides direction and oversight of environmental monitoring;
  • Leads in design project feasibility studies and develops design criteria for engineering consultants;
  • Leads design and construction meetings, manages design and construction contracts;
  • Develops project scopes, budgets and schedules;
  • Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss code issues related to their projects;
  • Prepares and presents reports to boards and commissions;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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 are associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • 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.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Minimum seven years of experience in hands on design of multi-modal transportation improvement projects including bike & pedestrian/walkway/trail facilities, Spot & intersection improvements, Roadway widening, etc. Experience and working knowledge of federal and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) design standards, guidelines, policies and procedures. Experience in the use of computer applications and software, including MSOffice, MS Project, AutoCAD Land Development Desktop, AutoCAD Civil3D and/or Microtation.

Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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