Engineer Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Posted
Feb 06, 2021
Closes
Mar 06, 2021
Ref
21-00202
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The DPWES Building Design and Construction Division, Building Construction Branch, is seeking a person with a degree in architecture, civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering acting as the owner’s representative for the construction, expansion or renovation of capital building projects. This position provides overall construction management for a wide variety of county building projects, including fire stations, libraries, police stations, community centers, administrative offices, and vehicle maintenance facilities.

Responsibilities include participating in value engineering studies; prequalifying contractors; performing QC and constructability reviews of bidding documents; participating in value engineering studies; overseeing bidding administration and contract award processes; claim avoidance; act as the main point of contact for assigned project(s); negotiating change orders; managing the construction process; chair meetings with the contractor, assuring compliance with the contract documents; reporting within DPWES and to outside agencies; cost control; schedule analysis & compliance; on-site quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA); maintenance of project logs; ensuring customer satisfaction; project closeout through the warranty period. The successful applicant must be highly motivated and possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Candidates need to exhibit a strong orientation toward a leadership role and providing outstanding customer service to end users and project stakeholders.

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is a comprehensive organization working to improve and enhance the lives of over one million Fairfax County residents and those that work in and visit the region. The DPWES working environment fosters innovative thinking, collaboration between agencies and the public, and cultivates employee’s skills through training, education, and mentoring. DPWES is proud to be the provider of choice for implementing capital projects, while protecting our natural resources in Fairfax County.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Interacts with external engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of county resources and timely completion of projects;
  • Solves complex project design or construction challenges such as unsuitability of conventional materials or methods, minimizing disruption of operations during phased construction, minimizing disruption to the public;
  • Prepares project cost estimates and schedules for various project types;
  • Mentors and leads less experienced staff in day-to-day business or for special projects;
  • Reviews plans submitted by Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms for county projects to determine if they meet design requirements, and for cost and compatibility with county standards, guidelines and operational needs and verifies invoices for payment;
  • Provides project quality control for consultant designs and construction documents;
  • Reviews and approves (or rejects with explanation) shop drawings and third party quality control inspection reports submitted pursuant to "Special Inspections Requirements" under the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the Fairfax County Special Inspections Program;
  • Coordinates and resolves utility conflicts;
  • Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
  • Maintains project files and documentation;
  • Conducts final inspections of projects installed by contractors, developers or individuals;
  • Provides direction and oversight of environmental monitoring;
  • Reviews and approves plans in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code;
  • Meets with customers to explain building plan deficiencies and reviews and processes subdivision plats, reviewing all revisions concerning access, street location, site distance, and traffic safety;
  • Leads design and construction meetings, manages design and construction contracts;
  • Develops project scopes, budgets and schedules;
  • May serve as a Team Leader;
  • Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss code issues related to their projects;
  • Recommends revisions in the county Code and related documents;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) that are associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of team(s) and/or subordinates;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design
  • requirements and compatibility with county standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents;
  • Ability to meet and interact with the public;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to make accurate CAD drawings and GIS maps;
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Construction Manager (CCM).
  2. Experience in planning, budgeting, design, construction, project management, and construction contract administration of municipal capital facilities.
  3. Five years of experience in construction contract administration of complex building and major public works projects.
  4. Experience working with construction plans, specifications, construction site quality control practices, general knowledge of construction practices and applicable codes, and owner/contractor payment processes.
  5. At least two years of experience of local, federal, and state building and site development codes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain and typical construction sites to perform field inspections at construction sites or potential sites for future facilities. Able to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet per floor with the potential of multiple floors and able to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings. Ability to hear normal construction alarms and verbal warnings on active construction sites. Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. Ability to use computers/computer software for communication, report generation, electronic file-keeping, and project tracking purposes. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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