Professional Development Program Intern/Architect or Engineer-in-Training

Dulles, Virginia
Compensation Grade: S20Salary
Feb 01, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Engineer, IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Compensation Grade: S20Salary Range:


Opening Date: February 1, 2019

Closing Date: February 16, 2019Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As a Professional Development Program Intern/Architect or Engineer-in-Training for the Airports Authority, you will gain real world experience and industry knowledge in the engineering field as you work toward earning your Professional License.

Professional Development Program Intern/Architect or Engineer-in-Training

The Professional Development Program Intern/Architect or Engineer-in-Training program extends for a period of approximately five years. Upon achieving an appropriate professional certification, usually at the third year of employment, (see “Certifications and Licenses Required” section), a one-grade increase is awarded non-competitively and the incumbent remains on this job description (SEINMI). By the fifth year of employment, the incumbent is expected to have earned either a Professional Engineer License or Registered Architect License.

Works under the direct supervision of the Design Department Manager; however, may take direction from other licensed professional engineers, registered architects, or Office of Engineering Managers to satisfy Professional License program requirements.

Serves in the Airports Authority's Office of Engineering located at either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport.

Performs a variety of activities in support of the assigned Department. Rotates through the Office's Design, Construction, Project Controls and Management, Planning, and Building Codes/Environmental Departments. Work typically involves learning and expanding skills while performing a range of engineering or architect duties. Performs related functions.


Performs varied architect/engineering duties under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers or registered architect managers while learning about the Airports Authority and the Engineering Office and its functions. Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

Manages or assists in the design of capital projects at both airports, Dulles Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road. Inspects and recommends approval or disapproval design consultant's work.

Prepares planning/design drawings and specifications, and architectural/engineering studies under the supervision of a licensed architect/engineer.

Assists with the development and maintenance of the Master Integrated Schedule (MIS) for Airports Authority design and construction projects for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road.

Manages or assists with the management of construction projects. Inspects and monitors new construction, and recommends approval or disapproval of work.

Arranges for submission of construction progress reports; reviews reports for adequacy and accuracy of services performed, construction schedules, laboratory reports, etc.; reviews/approves shop drawings, material lists, catalog samples, etc.; and confers with designers.

May perform special studies, analyses and projects to establish or improve systems for construc­tion scheduling, quality control, cost control, progress reporting and safety.

May serve as an assistant project manager during a project‘s planning and programming phases and as a project team member through a project's design, construction, activation, and operation.

Assists in the development of detailed budget and forecast cost. Prepares periodic project and contract cost and schedule reports, charts, or graphs. Compiles project and contract cost, scope and schedule statuses.

Assists in enforcing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) on all construction on Airports Authority property. Performs periodic inspections of construction projects to check for code violations as well as discrepancies between plans and actual construction.

Works with the Organization Development Manager and Department Manager to create an individual development and performance plan.Identifies weakness and strengths in education, training and experience.Participates in quarterly reviews of performance.

Performs other duties as assigned.


[ENGINEERS ONLY] Must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and obtained designation as an Engineer-in-Training.

Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of engineering or architecture with emphasis on one or more of the following disciplines: architecture, civil, mechanical, electrical/electronics, or environmental engineering.

Ability to provide field management guidance and oversight to the operations and programs of a project team.

Ability to perform complex analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer, with emphasis on project management and construction and engineering systems/software.


A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, or Environmental) from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited institution or an Architectural Degree from a National Architectural Accrediting Board accredited institution. .


Must have a state driver's license in good standing.

Certification as a Certified Construction Manager, Project Management Professional, Design Build Institute of America certified professional, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional, or equivalent third party credential within three years of hire into the job.


May operate a vehicle landside and airside (requires AOA permit).

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

May be required to work nights and weekends depending on project schedules and airport/ roadway operations.

May be subject to adverse weather conditions and exposed to dirt, grease, odors, hazardous substances, and loud noise when visiting construction sites. Wears protective equipment, as required.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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