Engineer Iv

Lorton, Virginia
$75,516.27 - $125,861.01 Annually
May 29, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as a senior regulatory compliance engineer at the Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant, a 67 million gallon per day advanced wastewater treatment plant located in Lorton, Virginia. Manages the facility's environmental regulatory program, including those associated with federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, to ensure compliance with all requirements of regulations, permits, and best management practices. Manages all aspects of facility regulatory compliance programs including reporting, recordkeeping, testing, monitoring, and renewal activities for all facility permits. Manages facility chemical and storm water-related plans and compliance activities such as those related to Federal Oil Pollution Control prevention regulations, SARA Title III, and local requirements. Monitors pending or proposed legislation and regulations and develops and implements compliance programs. Serves as engineer, program manager, and implementer of several facility programs such as energy and greenhouse gas emissions programs. Performs engineering work required for initiatives, leading the program team, and maintaining documentation. Serves as a facility engineer including performing engineering analysis; creating and sealing drawings and specifications; and acting as project manager/technical lead during project activities; and leads and implements other facility programs. Supports operational and maintenance groups.

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:
  • Administers design or construction contracts of at least one large, complex project valued at more than $75 million;
  • Negotiates or oversees the negotiation of contracts for the full range of engineering/architectural, environmental and construction services;
  • Coordinates County facility design or construction work with various architects, engineers, contractors, and consultants; supervises work performed under contract and maintains professional control of projects to completion;
  • Estimates staffing, budget, schedules and resources needed to meet completion dates;
  • Supervises subordinate staff of engineers and/or technicians working multiple smaller projects, utilizing either internal staff or external consultants or contractors;
  • Supervises the review and acceptance of subdivision plans;
  • Reviews all subdivision plat revisions concerning access, street location, site distance and traffic safety;
  • 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;
  • Reviews the work of other engineers for complex permit applications, environmental analysis, design or construction of Capital Projects;
  • Reviews and approves plans in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code;
  • Conducts field inspections of commercial construction projects to verify compliance with associated building code requirements of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code;
  • Identifies and rewrites deficient and obsolete sections of national, state or local codes;
  • Trains/mentors lower level engineers;
  • Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss code issues related to complex projects;
  • Proposes and prepares revisions to technical design standards and ordinances;
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports, studies and complex technical material to diverse groups of stakeholders to gain support and consensus;
  • Prepares and presents reports to political boards and commissions at public hearings;
  • Attends project and administrative meetings and conferences, and makes recommendations concerning budget issues;
  • Serves as a technical advisor in specialty area;
  • Signs off on the work of others that are supervised and signs off on own work as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect.

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) associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • 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, studies, and technical analysis and present findings in clear and concise format;
  • Ability to coordinate long-term, complex project plans;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee the work of team(s), subordinates and diverse professional and sub-professional engineering staff;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, senior County staff and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

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 five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA)
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. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

The successful applicant must be highly motivated; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and be oriented towards providing outstanding customer service to end users and stakeholders. Other preferred qualifications include:
  1. Experience and knowledge developing, implementing, and ensuring federal, state, and local environmental regulatory compliance as it relates to specialized advanced wastewater treatment facilities.
  2. More than five years of experience and technical knowledge of the regulatory, engineering, operational and technical aspects of specialized wastewater treatment processes found at large scale advanced nutrient removal wastewater treatment plants.
  3. Program management experience in an engineering or technological field.
  4. Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

Ability to write, communicate and understand process inspections and evaluations made in the field. Understanding of Engineering analysis and perform pc work. Must be able to walk, climb stairs and 28 foot ladders. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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