Construction Management Specialist

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Arlington, Virginia
$54,641.60 - $94,993.60 Annually
Aug 22, 2019
Sep 26, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

The Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Construction Management Specialist to join the Construction Management Section of their Engineering Bureau which provides full-scale, in-house surveying, design, and construction management services for public works capital improvement projects. The employee is responsible for managing multiple complex urban infrastructure construction projects that have competing interests and range in budget from $100,000 to $5 million.

Specific duties include:
  • Reviewing and interpreting construction drawings and specifications for urban infrastructure projects;
  • Administering and interpreting construction contracts;
  • Conducting pre-construction, progress, and stakeholder meetings as well as preparing meeting minutes;
  • Performing field inspections and coordinating tests to ensure contractor compliance with contract documents;
  • Monitoring construction progress, reporting on contractor activities, identifying and resolving construction issues, and analyzing schedule updates;
  • Preparing daily reports, documenting installed quantities and responding to general inquiries;
  • Analyzing and processing change orders and payment requests;
  • Coordinating project work with utility companies, affected businesses, residents, community groups, and other stakeholders;
  • Monitoring and enforcing safe working conditions and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations; and
  • Working closely with the consultant inspectors, monitoring their performance for the daily inspection of project sites, and discussing contractual issues with them including approving time charged by the inspectors.
The successful candidate will exhibit excellent customer relation skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including contractors, laborers, engineers, managers, planners, and citizens.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school diploma, technical school and/or a college program/courses in a related area, such as civil engineering, architecture or construction management, plus progressively responsible urban infrastructure related experience in at least one of the following areas: administering or inspecting construction contracts; enforcing compliance with ordinances, codes, plans or specifications; or maintaining records, files, or field books on 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, construction management, or a related 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:
  • Survey/construction engineering experience related to urban infrastructure construction;
  • Experience or training in the interpretation of multi-modal roadway, storm water, and/or dry and wet utilities plan;
  • Experience with construction quality control and field testing;
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and/or
  • Certifications including: E&S Inspector, VDOT Asphalt and Concrete Field, VDOT Pavement Marking, VDOT Soils and Compactions, Nuclear Safety Certification and ACI Field Testing Technician.

Special Requirements

This position will require travel around Arlington County for various meetings and field inspections. Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence, or be willing to use alternative means of transportation.

The position requires field work in an environment that includes exposure to varying conditions such as severe weather, noise, odors, dust, and dirt etc.

Additional Information

Work hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Which of the following urban infrastructure related experience do you have? Please select all that apply. You must include detail of this experience in your application to receive full credit.
  • Administering or inspecting construction contracts
  • Enforcing compliance with ordinances, codes, plans or specifications
  • Maintaining records, files, or field books on construction projects
  • None of the above


Please select any of the following licenses or certifications that you currently possess:
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) license in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • E&S Inspector certification
  • VDOT Asphalt and Concrete Field certification
  • VDOT Pavement Marking certification
  • VDOT Soils and Compactions certification
  • Nuclear Safety certification
  • ACI Field Testing Technician certification
  • None of the above


Please describe your experience in survey or construction engineering related to urban infrastructure construction. If you do not have this experience, type "N/A",


Please describe your experience in the interpretation multi-modal roadway, storm water, or dry and wet utilities plans. If you do not have this experience, type "N/A."


Please describe your experience in construction quality control and field testing. If you do not have this experience, type "N/A".

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