Falls Church, Virginia
$86,515-$114,675+ depending on qualifications
Feb 21, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
Full Time

The City of Falls Church, Virginia has a challenging career opportunity for a professional Capital Improvements Project Engineering Supervisor.   A qualified applicant must have experience in project management for capital projects related to transportation, general facilities, stormwater and supervision of CIP staff.  A sound understanding of general civil engineering, project design and field inspection is required.  Qualified applicants must possess excellent communication skills as well as a spirit of cooperativeness and team building.  In addition to project management associated with the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) a successful applicant will provide engineering support for other programs managed by the Department of Public Works (DPW) including engineering review and oversight of private site development plans; facility management, transportation and stormwater, as needed.


Planning and Programmatic Functions

  • Oversees City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
  • Coordinates the CIP with City’s budget process
  • Supervision of CIP Project Managers and their projects
  • Liaises with the Planning Dept., Planning Commission and City Council regarding the CIP.
  • Assists with the development of the division operating and capital budgets.
  • Assists with the management and prioritization of the City’s infrastructure.
  • Provides technical presentations in public venues including but not limited to Planning Commission meetings, City Council meetings, Town Hall meetings, and various committee meetings.
  • Coordinates with various City program areas including but not limited to transportation, stormwater, sanitary sewer, general facilities and development services.
  • Develops and manages project and programmatic budgets and schedules.
  • Attends project and administrative meetings and conferences and makes recommendations concerning budget issues.

Grant Acquisition / Coordination

  • Coordinates with the Grants Manager for city projects
  • Liaises with granting authorities concerning existing and potential grant awards
  • Seeks out grant opportunities in conjunction with the Grants Manager
  • Prepares grant application documentation

Project Management

  • Manages capital projects from start to finish
  • Manages CIP staff, schedules, budgets and program goals
  • Manages contracts related to planning, design, engineering and construction of capital projects
  • Guides City projects through the City’s development planning process
  • Recommends solutions and alternatives to technical problems arising during study and design phase
  • Coordinates and collaborates with DPW staff as well as other departmental staff to ensure satisfactory completion of projects
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal rules, standards and regulations including but not limited to USEPA; USACE; FHWA; VDOT; VADEQ; VADCR.
  • Writes technical specifications and contract documents
  • Reviews all plans and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines
  • Shepherds construction projects through permitting and inspection process
  • Prepares structural and civil design drawings, technical specifications, and construction cost estimates of projects
  • Supervises work performed under contract and maintains professional control of projects to completion
  • Conducts field inspections at projects, solves problems arising during construction phase
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials, associates, contractors, and the general public


  • Bachelors in civil engineering;
  • Seven years of related experience;
  • Extensive experience in a responsible position in the engineering field;
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering, of municipal public works and public utilities administration, planning and design;
  • Demonstrated ability to review and analyze plans and specifications for construction of public facilities, formulate comprehensive operational policies and procedures, and prepare technical reports;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize facts effectively, to prepare clear and concise reports; demonstrated ability to plan and supervise diverse construction and maintenance projects and specifically the work of skilled and semiskilled workers, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, private contractors, associates and the general public;
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $86,515-$114,675+ depending on qualifications. Includes comprehensive benefits  package including health insurance, dental insurance, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, flexible spending account, college savings plan, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, credit union membership, free parking, and more.  See for additional information.

TO APPLY: Submit a resume to the City of Falls Church, Human Resources  Division, 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, or via e-mail at   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the City expects to start interviewing by April 15th. 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  Disabled applicants may request reasonable accommodation during the selection process by forwarding the request to the Human Resources Division.  The City of Falls Church does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and disability in employment or the provision of services.

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