Engineer Iii - Special Inspections Structural Engineer

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Feb 06, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Works as part of the Building Division of Fairfax County. Under the supervision of Chief of Critical Structure of the Building Division performs duties including:

  • Monitors the Special Inspection Program.
  • Inspects high-rise and commercial structures to ensure that structures conform to building codes and county standards, including the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the Fairfax County Code, the Fairfax County Special Inspection program and approved plans.
  • Serves as the Building Plan Review and Inspection division representative on construction sites.
  • Assists in the plan review of commercial buildings.
  • Communicates development regulations to contractors, developers, engineers, other government agencies and citizens.
  • Conducts training in technical, legal, and administrative aspects of the code and county policies.
  • Complies with county, agency and job specific training requirements, including but not limited to technical, legal, administrative, emergency management, and safety-related courses.
  • Complies with established LDS’s safety program and guidelines.

Employment Standards

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.

  • Valid driver's license
  • VDHCD Commercial Building Inspector (Required within 18 months)
  • VDHCD Commercial Building Plans Examiner (Required within 36 months)

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.

  • A degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or construction management.
  • Experience performing structural calculations and knowledge of practices and standards recommended by American Concrete Institute (ACI) and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
  • Serves as the Building Division representative on construction sites.
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience designing, reading and interpreting under International Building code or enforcing building code.
  • Procession of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) Commercial Building Inspector and Commercial Building Plans Examiner certification. Professional Engineer (PE) or Architect license (RA).
  • Experience in Special Inspection Program.
Sufficient mobility to perform on-site building inspections. Ability to climb stairs in High-Rise building. Ability to lift plans up to 25 lbs. Ability to operate keyboard-driven (computer) equipment. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical 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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