Aug 21, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Transportation Engineering & Operations (TE&O) Bureau of the Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Streetlight Construction Management Specialist to be part of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) group. The primary function of ITS is to manage the County's signal and Streetlight systems.

The ITS unit is responsible for maintaining 296 traffic signals along with a growing ITS infrastructure and approximately 7,350 streetlights, which can be controlled from the central system; and tracking/reporting outages for ~11,300 Dominion Power (DP) streetlights. The team performs the design, construction, inspections, maintenance and operation of County ITS, traffic signals, and streetlights programs, and carries a portfolio of 30-40 capital projects comprising $30M at any given time.

This position will handle various Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) construction streetlight and signal projects as well as streetlight major repair projects, and will also act as a backup staff for signal construction. Work is performed independently and effectively with other County departments and outside agencies, especially Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), and Dominion Power (DP).

Specific duties include:

  • Planning and scheduling construction of multiple complex streetlight and signal projects including preparing project scope, request for proposals, cost estimates and schedules, and ensuring the projects meet established goals and deadlines;
  • Conducting and attending pre-construction and other construction related meetings including regular on-site meetings;
  • Conducting regular inspections during construction of the project, resolving conflicts, and recommending changes to the construction plans to meet field conditions;
  • Making field measurements of pay items, conducting material testing to ensure proper and timely payments are made to the contractors, and holding contractors and consultants accountable for the work performed in addition to authorizing contractor payments;
  • Maintaining and reviewing comprehensive project records including daily logs, materials notebooks, as built plans, pay quantity records, progress schedules, and change orders, using Microsoft Office Suite software, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Asset Management System (Cartegraph);
  • Coordinating and inspecting all contracted streetlight and signal construction work with the County's on call contractors while following County policies and procedures on streetlight and signal inspection and close outs;
  • Coordinating developer's projects, County CIP projects and major streetlight and signal repair projects with various contractors and Dominion Power (DP);
  • Ensuring that construction and work zone related maintenance of traffic plans, safety precautions, requirements and policies are enforced at all times;
  • Reviewing Right of Way (ROW) permits related to streetlights and signals; and
  • Programming the streetlight dimming schedule for completed projects using GIS and coordinating with trades staff for knockdowns;

Selection Criteria

Minimum:  Associate's degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management, plus considerable experience with streetlight, traffic signal operation, management and construction projects.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or a related traffic engineering field can substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Experience administering or inspecting traffic and streetlight construction contracts;
  • International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Work Zone Safety and Signal Inspector certified;
  • Experience preparing project scopes, request for proposals, and cost estimates;
  • Experience or training in the interpretation of road and/or utility construction plans;
  • Directly related experience with local government; and/or
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, and maintain throughout the course of employment a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence and/or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations throughout the County. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional work hours outside of normal schedule, some of which may include weekends.

Work Location:  Initial work location will be at the Trades Center and will be subject to change.

This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes career path and pay-for-performance elements and an extended salary ceiling. Entry level within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and employee development.

Employees that are registered as a Professional Engineer will be eligible for a pay premium of $2,600 annually.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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