Engineer Iii (architect)

Fairfax, Virginia
$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
May 18, 2019
Jun 01, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is a comprehensive organization working to improve and enhance the lives of the county's 1.1 million residents. The DPWES working environment fosters innovative thinking, collaboration between agencies and the public as well as cultivating employee's skills through training, education, and mentoring. DPWES designs builds, and maintains capital projects while protecting our natural resources.

The DPWES Building Design and Construction Division, Building Design Branch, is seeking an architect, civil engineer, structural engineer, mechanical engineer or electrical engineer acting as the owner's representative for new building construction and renovation projects. This position provides overall project management for the development of a wide variety of county building projects, including fire stations, libraries, police stations, community centers, administrative offices, and vehicle maintenance facilities. Responsibilities include: Performs all aspects of construction contract award and administration for complex building projects. Serves as the primary point of contact with the contractor, designer, and other agencies during construction. Issues and maintains all project related correspondence/documentation to the contractor. Evaluates pre-qualification requirements for prospective bidders. prepares final bid documents, conducts pre-bid meetings, and analyzes safety records. Prepares documentation for contract award. Conducts construction progress meetings, oversees construction and performs quality control; reviews and approves construction schedules; reviews and approves contractor payments, reviews, negotiates, and recommends approval of proposed change orders for entitlement, cost, and time; prepares cost estimates, reviews shop drawings, ensures timely and appropriate RFI responses, and issues field orders and RFP's. Routinely visits various sites to ensure construction QC and conformance to construction documents. Tracks CPM schedule prepared and updated by the contractor. Coordinates all aspects of project close-out activities, including but not limited to, punch list, training, O&M/as-builts, bond/permit release, final completion and end of warranty inspections. The successful applicant must be highly motivated; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment, and be oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to end users and project stakeholders.

Employment Standards

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.

Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Construction Manager (CCM). Five years of construction management experience Five years of experience procuring, administering, and managing architectural/engineering and/or construction contracts. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

A valid driver's license is required.

Is required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

With or without reasonable accommodation. Ability required to make routine site inspections. Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain and typical construction sites. Ability to hear normally in order to recognize backup alarms of the construction equipment. Must be able to produce hand written and typed documents.

Panel interview; may include an exercise.

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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