Arlington, Virginia
$57,387.20 - $99,756.80 Annually
Sep 22, 2021
Oct 02, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is hiring a Construction Management Specialist to join the Construction Management Section of their Engineering Bureau. The Engineering Bureau provides full-scale, in-house surveying, design, and construction management services for capital improvement projects. The Construction Management Specialist will be responsible for managing multiple complex urban infrastructure construction projects which have competing interests and manage a budget of $25,000 to $20 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 and preparing meeting minutes;
  • Performing field inspections and coordinating tests to ensure contractor compliance with contract documents;
  • Monitoring construction progress, reporting contractor activities, identifying and resolving construction issues, and analyzing construction 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
  • Advising, training/instructing, monitoring, and approving recommendations of construction inspectors performing daily inspection of project sites.
The successful candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including contractors, laborers, engineers, managers, planners, and citizens.

Selection Criteria

  • High school diploma or completion of technical school in civil engineering, construction management or related field;
  • Three (3) years of experience in urban infrastructure construction projects; and
  • Experience administering/inspecting construction contracts, and/or enforcing compliance with ordinances, codes, plans or specifications.

Substitution: A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field can substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with a bachelor's degree in related field, plus experience in one or more of the following:
  • Maintaining records, files, or field books on construction projects;
  • Survey or construction engineering related to urban infrastructure construction;
  • Training in the interpretation of multi-modal roadway, storm water, and/or dry and wet utilities plan; and
  • Construction quality control and field testing.

Possession of one or more of the following Certifications/Licenses:
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in Virginia or state with reciprocity;
  • Engineer in Training (EIT);
  • 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 Driver's license, or be willing to use alternative means of transportation. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

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

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