Engineer V

Fairfax, Virginia
$80,764.32 - $134,606.99 Annually
Feb 06, 2021
Mar 06, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Building Design and Construction Division, Building Construction Branch, in Capital Facilities is seeking an architect, civil engineer, structural engineer, mechanical engineer or electrical engineer acting as the owner's representative for new building construction, facility expansion/upgrade, and renovation projects in Fairfax County. This is a senior level leadership position that provides guidance and supervision to a team of construction managers, technicians, and inspectors responsible for timely and cost-efficient completion for a variety of projects. These projects include complex facilities, multiphase renovations, occupied renovations and implementation of the latest construction methods. Serves as a liaison working closely with design teams in the department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) and other county agencies and departments such as specialized building construction projects within DPWES, Housing and Community Development, Department of Transportation, Park Authority, the Fire & Rescue Department, the Police Department, and other county agencies.
This role includes:
  • chairing cost negotiation meetings to resolve open construction-contract change order disputes;
  • developing construction solutions to complex problems;
  • managing and coordinating closely with outside counsel and the County Attorney's Office on project-related issues, contract terms, disputes and claims; and
  • coordinating, overseeing and managing specific aspects of the construction process (to include construction site safety and awareness, contract document constructability reviews; and negotiation of contractor's proposed change orders.)
Evaluates various procurement methodologies for complex construction projects, assists in the development of new policies and procedures for the Building Construction Branch as well as the Building Design & Construction Division. Assists in evaluating and hiring of new staff positions, provides and develops technical training sessions for Building Construction Branch to increase the staff's overall knowledge of all aspects of the building process and related business practices. Provides coaching and feedback to employees and conducts performance evaluations, assists in developing and leading the strategic vision of the Branch. This appointee of this position is a designated emergency personnel position.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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 is 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 the principles and practices of contract procurement and management; Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with County standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate the work of a diverse professional and para-professional engineering/architectural staff;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing and interact effectively with the public;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to engage others in the design and implementation strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals;
  • Ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and the ability to use new technology to enhance decision making;
  • Ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner;
  • Ability to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally;
  • Ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations;
  • Ability to identify and navigate the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization;
  • Ability to develop and implement an organizational vision that integrates key County and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors.

Employment Standards

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 architecture field; plus five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering or architectural field.

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license.
An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity.

Please note that if the selected candidate is licensed in another state, they will be required to obtain a Virginia PE or RA license through the reciprocity process within twelve (12) months of the award letter date as a condition of employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  1. Five years or more of supervisory experience.
  2. Five years or more of construction management experience and contract negotiation.
  3. Five years or more years of experience in resolving construction claim disputes and through knowledge of construction contract law.
  4. Five years or more of experience in the local, federal, and/or state building and site development codes.
  5. Two years of extensive experience in Capital Project Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) or extensive experience in working with public/governmental facilities.

Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. Ability to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings. Must be able to physically walk, negotiate or traverse rough terrain and typical construction sites. Ability to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet or more per floor with the potential of multiple floors. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interviews and may include exercises.

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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